dinsdag 26 juni 2018

80s Movie Review - Jaws: The Revenge

Director: Joseph Sargent
Genre: Horror/ Thriller
Runtime: 89 minutes
Year: 1987
Starring: Lorraine Gary, Michael Caine, Mario van Peebles, Lance Guest, Karen Young

Description: Chief Brody's widow (Lorraine Gary) believes that her family is deliberately being targeted by another shark in search of revenge.

Review: In this series of shark films, the original “Jaws” is the best and will probably never be topped. They just get worse. And to be honest, “Jaws: The Revenge” is one of the worst movies I ever saw.
The plot for the third film was already pretty dumb, but there is no logic at all here. We again follow the Brody family. When one of the sons of the family gets killed by a shark, Ellen knows for sure that the shark is out for revenge. Because her now deceased husband Martin killed two sharks. Ellen flees to her other son who lives in the Bahama’s, where the shark follows her (!!!) and has is out for her and her family.
This plot is ridiculous. Sharks aren’t vengeful and they sure as hell don’t follow people across the globe. And Ellen somehow has a telekenetic connection with this shark, because whenever the shark is near or doing something, Ellen ‘feels it’. And she also has flashbacks of Martin dealing with the shark, but she was never present during those happenings. So how can she see them?
Michael Caine is even in this film. I mean Michael ‘freakin’ Caine. He is probably the best part of this film! He plays Ellen’s love interest, but that’s really not something you want to see in a shark movie.
But the shark is not that great either. He looks so fake and does weird things. He even ‘stands up’ in the water, while roaring. Sharks don’t roar!!! And when the boat hits it, the shark explodes. How? I’m not a science nerd, but even I know that a shark can’t explode by hitting it with a sailboat.
This film has absolutely no respect for the masterpiece “Jaws”. It’s a monstrosity. One of the worst movies ever made.

Rating: 0,5 / 5

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