With October 21st, 2015 quickly approaching, the world is not exactly as futuristic as the one Marty McFly time-traveled to in the 1989 hit "Back to the Future II." Sure, we've got lite-up Nike MAG sneakers that Marty wore, the hoverboard he used to escape Griff, tablet computers, and even a professional baseball team in Florida - but one of the more crucial things we're missing? 15 new sequels to the movie "JAWS."
You might remember the scene. Marty is wandering around Hill Valley 2015 when a giant holographic shark as part of a promotion for 'JAWS 19' appears and bites down on him.
Now one "Back to the Future II" fan is asking for the Internet to rally together in an effort to build upon the already-existing four "JAWS" sequels and create fifteen more before October 21st, 2015. From the JAWS 19 CHALLENGE page:
I challenge the geek community, the web community, the YouTube community, the film community, the time travel community, the hypothetical Jaws community, and the local community college to answer my call and create 15 new JAWS feature-length movies before October 21st, 2015.
According to the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, American Film Institute, and British Film Institute, a feature film has to be at least 40 minutes long. So even if your film is 40 straight minutes of a rubber shark floating quietly in a bathtub, it still fulfills what I am asking of you in the challenge, and it is still probably a more entertaining watch than Jaws: the Revenge.
Challenge ACCEPTED! If there's one thing the Internet excels at, it's crappy, half-baked movies with terrible dialogue and visual effects. WE CAN DO THIS! Get out there, embrace your inner-Sharknado/Birdemic self, and create "JAWS" 11, 12, and/or 13. It doesn't need to be any good. Remember: Even Mattel's $175 Hoverboard doesn't actually hover - or do much of anything else for that matter. "JAWS 7" could be you, an inflatable shark, and 40 minutes of being chased around a Wendy's parking lot. We would all watch that.
Go forth Internet. Go forth and make the world of Hill Valley 2015 partially-quasi-real. Our future selves will be proud.