Friday, 15 February 2013

Beating the Big Cat Phobia.

You know, for many years I couldn’t bring myself to watch the film The Ghost and the Darkness. Man-eating lions have always scared me witless, and the trailer gave me the willies big time.

But then, a couple of years ago, I thought ‘Stop being a wimp. Watch the damn movie.’ So I did, and I realised that, although based on a true story, the film is actually an almost word-for-word remake of Jaws.

Same three leading characters, same hunted-turned-hunters theme, same high body count courtesy of rampaging wildlife, same male-bonding scene around the gin bottle, same one-dies-two-survive denouement. Same film. Easy viewing, once the sight of the process has put the reality one step removed.

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