"Jaws: The Revenge" is currently #26 on the imfamous Bottom 100 on IMDB. I really don't know how it made the list. Now I am NOT saying it's a good film...in fact it's a pretty stupid one. But surely there are many, many, many worse movies out there. This isn't exactly a glowing endorsement....I still don't think most sane people would enjoy this movie...unless, of course, they're looking for a laugh!
The story begins around Christmas. Yet another great white shark strikes...eating Sean Brody. Apparently, according to his mother, the sharks specifically have it out for the Brody family. And, she's apparently right, as when she moves to the Bahamas to live with her surviving son and his family, a Great White shows up....and looks as if it's ready to eat the son! Talk about carrying a grudge!! After all, Great Whites do not normally inhabit warm waters like those around the various Bahamian islands. And this one, apparently, has GPS...as it manages to find the son again and again and goes to great troubles to chase him! Dumb?! Certainly. It got so ridiculous, I half expected to have a shark waiting for him in his bathroom or in his garage or disguised as the UPS man making a delivery! So, it's up to Grandma (yes, Mrs. Brody is a grandma in this film) to take on the shark...mano y mano (as Ricky Bobby is prone to saying).
On the positive side, it was nice seeing the underwater diving footage. I have been diving in the Bahamas and Hawaii (and the film was made in both locales) and it was nice seeing the pretty water. Of course, considering that I am focusing on this and not the plot says a lot!
On the negative, the film is just plain dumb. I was especially laughing at the plane crash scene...as it just defied common sense and seemed in the movie just to add to the excitement...though NOT to believability! Very little of the film, actually, made sense and it seemed like they were just squeezing every last ounce they could out of a moribund franchise....one that should have been laid to rest long, long ago.
Only of interest to bad movie fans or anyone curious how low Michael Caine was willing to go in order to get a paycheck!
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