Jaws 3 (AKA Jaws 3-D)

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Year of Release: 1983

Genre: Horror

Related to/Remake of: Jaws, Jaws 2, Jaws: The Revenge

Directed By: Joe Alves

Music By: Alan Parker

Starring: Dennis Quaid (as Michael Brody), Bess Armstrong (as Kathryn Morgan), Louis Gossett, Jr. (as Calvin Bouchard), Simon MacCorkindale (as Philip FitzRoyce), John Putch (as Sean Brody), P.H. Moriarty (as Jack Tate), and Lea Thompson (as Kelly Ann Bukowski)

Basic Plot: With SeaWorld set to open a big undersea exhibit, chaos erupts when a great white shark makes its way in to the park.  But, that may not be the biggest problem the staff and tourists have to face…

Rating (Out of 4): 0

Pros: Unintentionally hilarious.

Cons: Bad overacting, a terrible script, and atrocious special effects.  The shark look more fake than it ever has, and is onscreen way too much.  The 3-D effects are the absolute worst the genre has to offer, with each shot literally telegraphed so there’s no surprises whatsoever as to when they’re going to hurl something towards the audience.  Shoehorns in the two sons of the first two movie’s hero, Martin Brody, in a useless attempt to make this movie part of the Jaws canon.  There’s a reason this is the only movie Joe Alves (production designer on the original Jaws as well as its sequel) ever directed.