Crawl's killer alligators smartly break out from Jaws' shadow under Alexandre Aja.
1 / 9
Steven Spielberg's Jaws was a more cerebral, hide-and-seek affair.
2 / 9
Notably, it saved its epic shark in all its glory for the finale.
3 / 9
Crawl has these elements of that cat-and-mouse affair as well.
4 / 9
But from the get-go, Aja places quick and rabid gators on screen.
5 / 9
They're hunting a Florida family in their flooded home from minute one.
6 / 9
It's breakneck action that's smartly-executed technically.
7 / 9
The visible presence of these apex predators early on make a more intimidating movie.
8 / 9