March 12, 2014
Movie Night: Jaws: The Revenge.
Review #557: Jaws: The Revenge.
Lorraine Gary (Ellen Brody), Lance Guest (Michael Brody), Mario Van Peebles (Jake), Karen Young (Carla Brody), Michael Caine (Hoagie Newcombe), Judith Barsi (Thea Brody), Lynn Whitfield (Louisa), and Mitchell Anderson (Sean Brody) Directed by Joseph Sargent.
Who's getting revenge? How did the filmmakers get Michael Caine to star? How can a shark travel from cold water Amity to the warm water Bahamas? How can sharks get revenge? Why is it that the actors who play the Brody children in these film are never consistent? All these questions and more will not be answered by the time you finish this movie. Lorraine Gary returns to star, and she does a decent job, in a film as illogical as this. So yeah, how are the shark effects? Pretty bad, but my "favorite" scene is at the end, where the shark explodes. Why? Because without knowing what's going on beforehand, the climatic ending is incomprehensible to watch. It's hard to tell what's going on because flashbacks from Jaws are cut into the climax, and suddenly a stick goes into the shark, and it explodes for some reason. This is a movie that make little sense, that makes Jaws 3-D look tolerable, and most importantly, puts the final nail in the coffin for the Jaws franchise. I do wonder if Jaws 19 will come out next year like Back to the Future Part II predicted. I guess I'll find out on my hover board (I'd love to see the Cubs win the World Series, though), as it can't be as lame as this movie is.
Overall, I give it 2 out of 10 stars.