Several years after Amity's former Police Chief Martin Brody electrocuted the shark at Cable Junction, his sons, Mike & Sean, are now working in different roles at Sea World Orlando. Mike is working as a park engineer and considering marriage to his girlfriend, killer whale biologist Kathryn Morgan. Sean is also involved with 1 of the park's water skiers, Kelly Ann Bukowski. Sea World is about to open a massive 'Undersea Kingdom' which will bring visitors closer to marine life than ever before. The park is accessible from the ocean by a series of gates, one of which malfunctions. A young Great White Shark swims through the gate, and when a maintenance diver heads down to fix the gate he does not return. The young Great White is captured & placed in a tank but soon dies despite Kathryn's best efforts to save it. More alarming though, is the young shark's massive, 35 foot mother which has followed the baby shark into the lagoon and killed the maintenance diver, whose body is recovered. ...Written by
This sequel did not use any actors or actresses from Jaws (1975) and Jaws 2 (1978). See more »
Near the top of the film Calvin is seen observing the skiers with binoculars. The point of this instrument is to bring objects very close to your vision. In this case we should be seeing individuals or a row, not the gang. He would have gotten almost the same view without them as you can see in the next scene shortly thereafter when they cross his path again. See more »
But tell me, how do you contain the sharks in this part of the lagoon?
Well, you know, uh, it's that old shark screen, the bubble screen. You know, sharks don't like that. It's what they call, uh, marine segregation.
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In the original 3D version, the Universal Pictures Logo is in 3D. Plus the title "Jaws 3D" comes "toward" the viewer, clamping together as if it was like a shark's mouth. See more »
Two-dimensional VHS, LaserDisc and TV versions used an alternate opening credit, entitling the movie "JAWS III" rather than "JAWS 3-D" for obvious reasons (although the animated graphic remained identical, with the words swooping out toward the camera). Later 2D disc releases, for instance the Blu-ray version, were mastered straight from a 3D print and use the original "JAWS 3-D" title. See more »
I had avoided seeing this film for fifteen years because of it's bad reputation and because I love the first Jaws as one of the greatest movies ever made. Having survived the horror of "Jaws: The Revenge" once, I decided to see if I could brave this one, though.
About the only thing that surprised me was that the premise wasn't quite as dumb as "Jaws: The Revenge" is. And while there is a reference to the events of "Jaws 2" at least they don't insult our intelligence with a shark pursuing one family etc. of any "Brody curse."
What sinks this film though is that it's dull in every sense. The FX are cheap and terrible and too often it's hard to figure out what's going on here. Scenes that could have been suspenseful with a competent director just plod along in a muddled fashion. In the end, Jaws 3 comes off more as a glorified made for TV type disaster movie with none of the high quality that elevates the original Jaws above such fare.
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