J.J. Abrams and the Mystery Box

The thing about “Jaws” is, it’s really about a guy who is sort of dealing with his place in the world – with his masculinity, with his family, how he’s going to, you know, make it work in this new town…. It’s why when people do sequels, or rip off movies, you know, of a genre, they’re ripping off the wrong thing. You’re not supposed to rip off the shark or the monster. You gotta rip off – you know, if you rip something off – rip off the character. Rip off the stuff that matters.