Discuss Jaws: The Revenge

I have a feeling that the studio pushed to have a happier ending. That is Jake lives after being attacked. Although having the shark explode from a grenade seems like a cop out. I mean they had the shark die via explosion in Jaws and Jaws 3. So why not go with the better ending. The shark dies when Ellen rams the bow into the shark and it simply sinks mortally wounded. That to me makes better sense. Also this film is so rife with silly mistakes it is almost a comedy.

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I remember seeing the version with Jake dying at the cinema in 1987 in England, but nothing about a grenade...? Ah well, it was a load of crap anyway! At least Jaws 3 was stupid enough to be fun at times, utter shite, but fun...

LOL. Agreed. This was one of those cheesy attempts to keep the cash cow afloat efforts. They should have not cut the subplots or at least expand a little on them even if with dialog. I guess it is mentioned but it seems to come out of nowhere. The parts where Mike mentions drug running and the line about voodoo. Both were subplots in the novelization. The mistakes were just glaring but that was part of the fun. In the widescreen unmatted UK version you can clearly see the machinery that drives the shark. Notice too how the shark tends to list to the right then straightens itself out. Like you said over all pure crap but still fun.

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LOL. Agreed. This was one of those cheesy attempts to keep the cash cow afloat efforts. They should have not cut the subplots or at least expand a little on them even if with dialog. I guess it is mentioned but it seems to come out of nowhere. The parts where Mike mentions drug running and the line about voodoo. Both were subplots in the novelization. The mistakes were just glaring but that was part of the fun. In the widescreen unmatted UK version you can clearly see the machinery that drives the shark. Notice too how the shark tends to list to the right then straightens itself out. Like you said over all pure crap but still fun.

Are you on about 3 or 4? Because 4 wasn't fun at all!!! 4 was horribly bad... Horribad. :scream:

Jaws: The Revenge. Jaws III was bad enough but fun. I agree that Jaws IV stunk.

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