Starring: Dennis Quaid, Bess Armstrong, Simon MacCorkindale
Director: Joe Alves
Running Time: 99 mins
Jaws 3-D is an American film, and is the follow-up to the previous two Jaws movies. In this film, a shark is found in a SeaWorld lagoon, and as it begins to reek havoc in the park, the organisers must save the punters’ lives from being eaten by a shark.
Well, what can I say about this atrocity of a film. I have to say that the whole thing didn’t have a story of any kind, there was no tension whatsoever, and it failed to emulate any characteristics that made the first film so good.
I will admit that I didn’t watch this film in 3-D, as it was intended, so perhaps I didn’t get any of the true fear factor that I’m positively sure the 1980s 3-D effects would have brought to the film.
For me, the sharks were very disappointing in this film. Most of the time, when going in for an attack, this cardboard lump just nudged the backs of divers or swimmers in the lagoon, giving them enough time to get away, and meaning that the shark basically didn’t kill anyone, in the same dramatic ways as in the first two films.
Luckily, the effects were just so terrible, the majority of the film was laughable to watch, with the gore and apparent terror of the shark being so pathetic that it was partly entertaining to watch, but overall, the film was just terrible, so that’s why it only gets 2.0 from me.