"Deep Blue".. Largest great white ever caught on film.
This gal was 21 ft I believe, even at that size (and 2.5 tons) thats the closest comparison we can get to Bruce.
The biggest gripe I have had (if had to choose) with the look of the shark in Jaws, is the width of the head and snout, which is not nearly as tapered as it should.
But, I also think the size of the shark as tgey see it is UNBELIEVABLE because, how often would you encounter something as large as that.
The disbelief the viewer witnesses, while different, nearly falls into the same camp, it borders on absurdity in either instance.
I saw a 37 pound house cat one time and I couldn't stop giggling and repeating " he's not real, he's not real" it looked like a turkey dressed as a bear..
But when it comes down to it, Spielberg made this movie at the age of 27.. All in all the shark did its job, so well to the point that each shark afterward looked less and less realistic.
Plus, 27! What the fuck were any of us doing at 27??
NOT directing Jaws, thats what.