Monday, February 15, 2016

Jaws 2 1978

     Amity is a small island resort town and it is tying to recover from the financial setbacks from four years ago.  A very large shark attacking people on the beach resulted in large financial losses for the community.  A new developer is bringing a new resort to Amity that could help them recover.  Mary Larry Vaughn is hoping everything will work out well with local developer Len Peterson.  Two scuba divers are exploring the area where Quint's boat the Orca sank and a large shark attacks both of them.  There is a close-up picture of the eye of the shark on one of the underwater cameras they brought with them.  Soon after, a mother is driving a boat pulling her water-skiing teenage daughter.  The shark grabs the daughter and causes the mother to accidentally blow up the boat.  A killer whale is found washed up on the beach with huge bite marks.  Mayor Vaughn and Peterson are in denial but Chief Brody knows another huge great white is in their waters.
     This film is funnier than the first one but follows the same patterns.  It's not as scary to watch because we know without any doubt that this is a fake shark.  Everyone is mad at Brody and thinks he’s crazy or making this all up.  All they can think about is the new development going through and they are not having any of this shark scare business again.  3 1/2* (I liked this movie)

116 min, Horror directed by Jeannot Szwarc with Roy Scheider, Lorraine Gary, Murray Hamilton, Joseph Mascolo, Jeffrey Kramer, Collin Wilcox Paxton, Ann Dusenberry, Mark Gruner, Barry Coe, Susan French, Gary Spinger, Donna Wilkes, Gary Dubin, John Dukakis, G. Thomas Dunlop.

Note:  Imdb 5.7 out of 10, 53% critic 38% audience on Rotten Tomatoes, Amazon 4.0* out of 5* with 427 reviews.
Special Note:  This movie was filmed at Okaloosa Island, Navarre Beach and Gulf Islands National Seashore, Florida.  Also filming at various locations in Martha’s Vineyard, Massachusetts.

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