Friday, February 19, 2016

Jaws 3 1983

     Michael and Sean Brody are the sons of Amity police chief Martin Brody.  They have gone to work at a large new Sea World park in Florida.  There is a man-made lagoon and about 40 feet under the water there is the Undersea Kingdom.  There are underwater glass tunnels that have their own control room.  Shelby Overman is one of the working divers and he suddenly vanishes.  Since everyone is worried about the disappearance of  Shelby, Michael and the Sea World head scientist Kathryn Morgan start a search for him.  They find a baby great white shark and come up with the idea to display the first shark in captivity.  Unfortunately, the baby shark dies but what they don’t know is that the mother is coming to look for her baby.
     This did play in theaters but it seems more like a straight to DVD film.  The structure itself is so ridiculous, it’s just inviting a shark to come in and have a few snacks.  Everyone is so oblivious to any danger or any malfunction of the equipment.  Everything about the park is perfectly built and there can't possibly be any problems?  3* (This movie is OK) 

99 min, Horror directed by Joe Alves with Dennis Quaid, Bess Armstrong, Simon MacCorkindale, Louis Gossett Jr., John Putch, Lea Thompson, P.H. Moriarty, Dan Blasko, Liz Morris, Lisa Maurer, Harry Grant, Andy Hansen.

Note:  Imdb 3.5 out of 10, 11% critic 18% audience on Rotten Tomatoes, Amazon 3.3* out of 5* with 402 reviews.
Special Note:  This film is the only Jaws film that doesn’t include Roy Scheider and Lorraine Gray.  They were in the fourth film, Jaws: The Revenge released in 1987 but only in archive footage and a photograph.  Filmed in Florida.  One of the goofs is that sharks can't swim backwards but this shark is shown backing out of a vent pipe used as a hiding spot?

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