Last night during my weekly bashing of Star Wars my friend said that Star Wars had a bigger cultural impact than anything else. I disagreed and pulled a movie title from thin air, that being Jaws. He just laughed. But what he failed to realize is that nobody outside of hardcore nerds let Star Wars affect their lives. I can't think of a single time in my life where Star Wars had any sort of impact on it. I however can think of hundreds of times though where Jaws did. Yes this seems a bit small, but Jaws did terrify you with the thought of Shark attacks, something that's so rare and obscure, yet every beach goer thinks about it every time they go into the water. Now also, not everyone goes to beaches or even lives near the water, whether it's a bay, gulf, ocean, sea or whatever. However, i guarantee daily more people are thinking of Jaws subconsciously than Star Wars.
Just wondering what your take is on this. This debate lasted on XBL for a good 20-30 minutes with 2 of my friends raging hard, hardcore star wars nerds btw, while the third just kinda sat in silence every now and then adding something in. It actually got to the point that somehow Twister was being considered a horror movie just because people died in that and more people are afraid of that than sharks due to Jaws, that to me said they were failing in defending their beloved franchise. I eventually just let them have their glory so I can stop staring at the dashboard screen and we can get some Borderlands going.
But yea, what's your take? I could be in the wrong, but who knows.