“It is not the critic who counts; not the man who points out how the strong man stumbles, or where the doer of deeds could have done them better. The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena, whose face is marred by dust and sweat and blood; who strives valiantly; who errs, who comes short again and again, because there is no effort without error and shortcoming; but who does actually strive to do the deeds."
Monday, July 21, 2014
Jaws - The Revenge (1987)
aka Jaws 4: The Revenge How bad is it? Preposterous plot with a TV movie feel. Nicely shot, though. Should you see it? No; it's not quite preposterous enough.
It took four years for enough people to forget how bad "Jaws 3-D" was and someone decided to fund yet another sequel. This one has Lorraine Gary billed first, as she's the only one to have survived the first three movies. The story has Gary and her family going to the Bahamas and the shark, now smart and motivated, follows them seeking revenge! They must've seen "Orca," which has a similar idea, and which remarkably kind of works. This film, unfortunately, doesn't have the plot or acting that saved "Orca." It does have Mario Van Peebles playing a dreadlocked Jamaican scientist, for what that's worth (namely, a chuckle) and Michael Caine plays a charter pilot that has very little to do and not much screen time.The most entertaining part of the film is when the shark raises itself up on its rear fin and roars like a lion. The shark gets impaled on the bow of a sailboat at the end.