Chief Martin Brody has passed away from a
heart attack due to his ongoing fear of
sharks as his youngest son Sean (Mitchell
Anderson) becomes a deputy and when he is
out to sea to untangle a log from a buoy
during the Christmas season he is killed
by a great white.
His widowed mother Ellen (Lorraine Gary)
is in shock as her oldest son Mike (Lance
Guest) who is now a marine biologist
comes to visit her as she demands him to
quit his job and to stay away from the
water convinced that the sharks are out
to kill her family.
They decide to leave Amity Island for the
holiday and go to the Bahamas and forget
about shark attacks.
However, Ellen senses the shark is coming
over as well to get them all but meets up
with a carefree pilot named Hoagie
(Michael Caine) whom she shares this
Mike and his local friend Jake (Mario van
Peebles) they encounter a great white
attacking their boat as Ellen's senses
were right that the shark followed them
there as this time Ellen won't let this
rest and face her fear in a final fatal
A nice cheesy opening with the camera
swimming in the water as well as going on
There is a good moment with the shark
rising from the water about to attack someone but the energy within this looked quite low.
There's a good argumentative discussion
between Ellen towards her son Michael demanding him to quit his job
and not to go in the water again.
A good shot on Ellen crying
hysterically on a motorboat in the water.
We spot a nice conversation between Ellen and her grandchild Thea while making a sandcastle and things look effective when
she stands up and staring at the ocean
which looked impressive for a sequel of this film since she experienced the shark attacks in the first two. It was well put into the story that she fears a killer shark is still out there.
A great dream sequence with Ellen swimming
in the ocean and an underwater shot on
her swimming with the camera approaching
her. Then good graphic shots on her being attacked by the shark in her dreams which looked powerfully suspenseful.
A good moment between Hoagie Newcombe and Ellen when she discusses the
recent shark attacks and saying she knows
the shark is out there.
A good moment with Michael and Jake out on a boat having a
good time. Later on we spot a nice and
nasty look on the great white swimming in
A nice look on the great white attacking
the boat with Michael having a
shocked expression on his face and Ellen in a party sensing this with a surprised
expression on her face.
Terrific shots on Michael speeding
away through sea tunnels with the shark
on his tail.
A good scene between Ellen and Michael dancing at a party with
their discussion towards one another
by trying to forget about the past.
A cute moment between Michael and Thea when she copies what he does
at a living room table.
Good shot on some people riding a
boat and the shark lunging for someone
which looked horrifying as well as a
perfect shot on Carla Brody screaming hysterically on the beach.
A good shot on a plane flying into the
water and then the shark attacking it.
A great slow motion shot on the shark
rising up and grabbing Hoagie Newcombe and then slamming him into the water with
a perfect shout by Michael.
Bottom line is that this is the last of it's
kind as the Jaws films
were really starting to lack. A bit
better than part 3 in which this one
totally ignored but not by much. The shark still looked scary and a nice
look at the Bahaumas too with a good new
twist on the mother sensing the shark
which has never been used in the past
sequels of the film as if she was
psychic. Some people wonder if a 5th one will be
out but I wouldn't hold my breath as the
story was getting very tiring.
The acting stands
out well as we have a nice performance by Lorraine Gary (Ellen Brody) for the third time
in Jaws film acting like
a vengeful basket case on tha t shark
attacks. She shows the most energy in
this one. A good
disturbed expression on her in a scene as
she stands up and staring at the ocean. A good vengeful reaction on her when she speeds her boat out to sea and
shows good aggression towards the shark.
Lance Guest (Mike Brody) played the perfect
eldest son this time around than the last few actors
knowing his stuff with his character. He does well by being aggressive
towards his fellow actor on hunting
down the great white. I
always found him a good actor in the
shows I've seen him in.
Mario van Peebles (Hoagie Newcombe) was also an actor
that was very out there as a Bahama local
showing a nice humorous touch to his
part. Plus really stands out with his accent as well as coming across as believeably outgoing adding a ton of spunk into his part of the story.
Child actress Judith Barsi (Thea Brody) was
cute and charming in her role playing a
nicely well raised little girl in the
film. Seemed to show a nice fun concentrated behavior when building a sandcastle.
An arm is bitten
off but not too graphic looking
Michael Small performs
some descent classical Jaws music along with some cheesy tingling
synthesizer sounds making the moment a
little more different than in the past
Brody: I want you, to get out of the
Michael Brody: What?
Ellen Brody: I want you, to get
out of that terrible job!
Michael Brody: C'mon Mom, you
can't be serious.
Ellen Brody: Damn! I'm serious.
Brody: Dad died of a heart attack!
Ellen Brody: No. He died from
fear. Fear of that shark.
Brody: [when shark's chasing him
through tunnels] JESUS CHRIST!
Brody: [to torch-wielding welder
wife Carla] I've always wanted to
make love to an angry welder. I've
dreamed of nothing else since I was a
Brody: Come and get me, you son of a
[as the shark swims up to him]