What I think is so damn hilarious about this film is that all the actors are playing it dead straight, it is so funny you would think it is a parody. I have such a soft spot for this film because it has a bit of charm about it. Sure the acting is terrible, and the special FX are just bad at the end, and the story line is just ridiculous, but you can see they were trying their hardest to work with what they had. And I have to give all the cast of the film, their effort for trying. This has been slammed time and time again by critics and movie viewers alike, which I can definitely understand. But at the same time there are some likeable qualities.
We all know what the most redeeming quality about this film was; Michael Caine. I am actually surprised he was in this film, but word on the street is, is that he got paid pretty damn well. If I got offered a lot of money to be in a film which was more than likely going to be a flop, then I would totally star in it too. I like his character because he is the only one besides the character of Jake, who is very light hearted. Sure he tries to hit on Ellen Brody, but who could resist his charms. He is British for gods sake. I just think having him in this film, really saved it for me, I mean sure I would have still found a lot of the film to be hilariously bad...but I don't think I would have been so keen to watch it the several hundred times that I have...Oh man I feel the judging starting now...
I remember renting this with my older brother, I was probably about eleven at the time, and at age eleven I thought this was a real serious film. Years had gone past and I hadn't seen it for a second time...Until 2008 came along. I bought it for thirty four bucks...yep don't judge me okay! I went home and watched it and laughed my ass off all the way through. Needless to say it was totally worth that thirty four bucks. I think if you are an average film viewer and 'shlocky' and just in general Z grade masterpieces don't do it for you, you won't like this film, unless you don't take it seriously. I cannot hate this film. The original Jaws is my favourite film, that is flawless. Jaws: The revenge is not. But I don't hate the director for trying to put his stamp on the franchise. I will never be able to hate this film because of the countless hours of entertainment that it has given me.
Now there is a scene that I need to show you from the film, so you understand fully why I have a huge soft spot for this film. Below is the original ending to the film, and you get to see the shark roar...Now I will just throw this out there and say I am pretty sure sharks can't roar. It's definitely a great monster moment. I love seeing the shark harpooned and then blood is just seeping from it's mouth. Maybe that scene was meant to be payback and a homage for what we see happen to Quint in the first Jaws film. Is it worrying that I have actually thought that much into the film?
You cannot get mad at this film for giving it the old college try. If it doesn't make you scared or put you on the edge of your seat, it is guaranteed to do one thing, make you laugh your ass off. I think if I just separate it from the first two Jaws movies, I can appreciate it more. And Jaws 3-D doesn't count...I don't know what that film was trying to do, but all I can say is it is definitely something you need to watch when you are drunk with a few of your buddies. If you are after fun, then fun is what you will get with Jaws the Revenge. I decided to do a quick review of Jaws: The Revenge, not just because I like it. But because I think it would be awesome if more people saw it, and didn't listen to the morons trolling on the Internet. I think it's great entertainment, so why should any of you miss out on that? Take my word for it, watch it, sober, high or drunk, it doesn't matter because either way, you will laugh your ass off. If you don't I am pretty sure I would vomit in my mouth in sheer disgust with you...don't put me through that.