"I just saw the end of JAWS: THE REVENGE again on latenight cable TV--where it belongs--and I'm still stunned by the incredible lameness of every aspect of this movie. For everyone who quibbles about the unlikelihood of finding a Great White in the warm waters of the Bahamas: this shark also roars. Like a lion or something. A roaring shark. You read that right.
The filmmakers also keep cutting shots from the original JAWS into the climax. As a reminder that there was actually a good film at one time here? A distraction from how horrible this one is?
They paid Michael Caine enough to be in this stink bomb--but obviously not enough to wear a wet shirt after climbing out of the ocean. His expressions often convey that he's there but you're lucky he's at least facing the camera. Was there something better he could have been doing? Yes. Picking up his first Oscar for HANNAH AND HER SISTERS. But he missed the Oscars to be in JAWS: THE REVENGE. At least he went on national TV to admit that he did this movie because he had a home right there in the Bahamas (he even pointed at the house during the interview).
The demise of the roaring shark is a baffling, badly-edited violation of all of our natural laws and logic. Shark rises out of the water. Boat rams shark. Shark explodes. Boat explodes. Everyone survives, even the annoying Jamaican who got chewed up several minutes before. Roll footage clearly the same of the blown-up shark sinking from the original. Wow. It's that bad.
The tag line for this movie was "This time it's personal." They were right. That studio's really got it in for us!"
Ryan Kelley | Cleveland, Ohio | 11/06/2005
(1 out of 5 stars)
"I remember first seeing Jaws-The Revenge when I was around [...]. I was a big fan of sharks and luckily, my parents were cool enough to let me watch the original Jaws and sequels at such a young age. The first two movies in the series were wonderful. Maybe it was the 70's atmosphere, and the fact that no film maker had ever really covered the "killer shark" view on the big screen-but, the first two movies were scary! The third movie tried to hit it big by going 3-D which just makes the film's overall appearance look grainy and blurry. Jaws 3-D was actually even worse than the mess they created with this movie. The only slightly good thing about the movie is the character developement. We are comfortable as movie viewers watching the Brody family, who have endured numerous shark attack scenarios, and aside from Elaine Gray's lopsided hairdoo, we enjoy seeing what's left of the Brody family interact. The mechanical shark in this movie is so bad that it is actually unexplainable. It literally moves so slow that anyone who knows how to at least swim laps could outswim it in the water. There are only two scenes in this movie that are slightly scary-but the slow, OVERLY exposed shark pretty much ruins it for the moviegoer. My biggest issue with this movie though is that I am confused about why the Brody family even goes around water at all anymore?!? Mike Brody works in the water constantly-which is odd since he has been in ALL of the movies and has been attacked on numerous occasions. Why not just find a career away from the sea? I live in Ohio and have only been to the ocean a couple times but, I know that If i DID live by the ocean, and a vengeful shark seemed to want to ruin my life, I would simply MOVE. The shark can't come up on land, so it's not that big of a deal. It's so sad that they have let this series go downhill so bad. If they ever do make a sequel they should really do a LOT of research and come up a halfway decent plot that doesnt involve a shark that is seeking out revenge. One more sad fact about this movie is that the young girl who played Thea (and also provided the voice of DUCKY in THE LAND BEFORE TIME)-Mike Brody's daughter-was tragically murdered by her father shortly after this movie was made."
General Zombie | the West | 02/13/2006
(1 out of 5 stars)
"Well, there are already 79 1 stars reviews written for this thing so I dunno how much more I have to say, but there are a few significant points.
-'Jaws: The Revenge' is knockoff of 'Orca'. You just think about that for a while. This is disturbing for a variety of reasons, not the least of which being that 'Orca' was a knockoff of 'Jaws', and is also the stupidest movie ever made, with the possible exception of.... 'Jaws: The Revenge'.
-I first saw this movie when I was a little kid. I thought about it occasionally over the years reflecting on how at the end of the film the shark kinda floats on top of the water on his tail and is impaled on the mast, or whatever, of the ship. Eventually, after a number of years, I became convinced that I had imagined this. It was just too stupid to be real. No frickin' way. Then I saw this movie again a while back and sure enough the ending happened just as a remembered it. All this comes together to mean that the ending of this film is so stupid that it is literally beyond belief. That's somethin'
-The shark in this movie roars. Many others have mentioned this, but it bears repeating. This is another thing I'd forgotten. After being reminded of it today I nearly fell over laughing.
-Also, the shark is really, really amusing looking. His sides are all wiggly like he's made out of carpet or something and hasn't got a skeleton.
Top Five Worst Film Of ALL Time
glynenergy | United Kingdom | 02/12/2004
(1 out of 5 stars)
"Oh I do love reading Amazon reviews!!!! People who give this film more than one star really are having a joke, they surely cannot be serious.The story is ridiculous...shark goes round coast of the US to get its revenge. I was half expecting it to get on the subway and go looking at one stage.The acting is diabolical.And to those of you who said the shark was realistic...are you drunk? Look at the film again, the mechanism under the mechanical shark is CLEARLY visible in many shots. Which again tells you how bad it is.Really, if you thought this was good, I'd reexamine what films you go see.Contender for the worst film of all time with Gigli. In fact so bad, I dont know why I bothered reviewing it AT ALL!"
I feel sorry for the shark. And I don't care about this film
Lucielle Furr | Redding, CA USA | 10/14/1999
(1 out of 5 stars)
"I have the first Jaws on video, widescreen. Beautiful. Spectacular. Amazing. I saw Jaws 2 on TV a few weeks back, and I shrugged my shoulders and thought "Ah, it's a decent sequel." Then I saw Jaws 3 (aka Jaws 3-D) and scratched my head. Finally, I got a chance to see Jaws the Revenge at a friends house...and I still don't understand WHY IN THE NAME OF ALL THAT'S GOOD would someone have such a cruel heart as to defile the greatness of Speilberg's masterpiece?! This film is a gross insult to the first Jaws. I feel sorry for Bruce the shark, and it's not just because he has been blown apart, electrocuted, blown apart again, and impaled by a boat!!! It's because he had to star in this WASTE!!! Well, Bruce, I still worship you when I watch the Jaws I have on video, from the time you snack down on the naked girl to the time you bite Quint in half."