So apparently the JAWS ride at universal studios is shutting down.
The idea of this ride always scared the crap outta me.
I'll admit, despite my deep personal bond with our aquatic ballistic missile brethren, SHARKS freakin' scare the crap outta me.
"So why would you be afraid of the ride then?" you may ask... Since, you know, it's not a real shark, it's just a robo-shark...
WELL, the idea of a LIFELESS, ROBOTIC SHARK, is EVEN MORE TERRIFYING TO ME!! And it's like-- nevermind that it's essentially a prop. That robotic shark looks equipped with all the things that would normally do shark damage. The teeth, the girth, the BLACK EYES-- BLACK LIKE A DOLL'S EYES. And not SEEMINGLY LIFELESS-- but TRULY LIFELESS. A goddamn golem of human creation waiting to engulf me.
So yeah, never been on that ride. Never really wanted to. Too scared.
In fact, even when they talk about it in MALLRATS, as it being a "romantic thing" "when Jaws pops outta the water"-- it still creeps me out.