Review Jaws: the Revenge (1987)

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  1. Doctor Omega

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    Interesting description given that it didn't really provide any moments of horror or thriller.
     
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    Also known as:

    "That's 90 minutes of my life I'll never get back.", "Who the hell thought that was a good idea?" and "What a pile of shit!"
     
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    You can't help but wonder if Roy Scheider was embarrassed to have had his name even associated with the word 'Jaws' by the time this clunker hit the screen. I'm surprised this thing actually took nine months to film, insofar as it looks and plays like a particularly creaky made-for-tv movie.
     
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    The first film was obviously brilliant - and the second one was also perfectly acceptable. However, the film series should never have gone beyond a third film, which itself should have been set in and around the same locations as the first two.

    If they could have convinced Roy Scheider to film a brief cameo - including a death scene - it might have all been different. They then could have relied on the better known surviving cast members from the first two films - plus one or two newcomers - to carry through and finish the trilogy.

    There is basically nothing wrong with the idea of Lorraine Gary picking up where Roy Scheider left off. And if she was ably supported by the likes of Murray Hamilton, Louis Gossett Jr, Lea Thompson, PH Moriarty and Michael Caine, then the trilogy might have ended up as one of the better ones.

    It may not have been of the same calibre as some recent trilogies, but it would still have been perfectly watchable. Oh well...
     
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    The worst embarrassment in this is Caine. He did some shameless money grabs during what I suppose was something of a career slump, but this...Oh well, at least he got a nice house out of it, lol.
     
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    Perhaps, but I find him likeable and watchable - regardless of the circumstances.

    The fact that he's present in this film is the only reason I gave it a score at all.
     
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    He's the only reason I'll watch the sequel to The Poseidon Adventure. In spite of everything wrong with that film--which is pretty much everything--he's pretty good. And his fade-out clinch with Sally Field is adorable.
     
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    It's exciting for sure. Good acting by all, even the shark.
     
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    Love this movie. The book was, of course, better, but the movie is a classic. Great cast, great script, and just an all around fun movie.
     
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    Jaws Bunnies....




     
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    Siskel & Ebert Jaws The Revenge (1987) Review




     
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    I've just taken my kids on a viewing journey through Jaws, Jaws II and Jaws III. They all acknowledged that the quality had declined substantially by Jaws III. I've managed to convince them that Jaws IV is not worth watching.
     
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    10 Amazing Facts About Jaws The Revenge



     

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