Yeah I know I must be crazy to be checking these sequels out now. When it's free it's free though. So thanks to Netflix I decided to see how terrible they actually were. Jeannot Szwarc actually directed the Supergirl movie that is considered pretty awful. He has also directed many shows I watch including Supernatural and Heroes. Carl Gottlieb actually was a writer in the first Jaws. Why he decided to do this sequel is beyond me though. This is the first of the series for Howard Sackler. Anyways let's see if this really is as bad as they say.
So basically it's just a rehash of the first movie. I mean there is seriously a lot of stuff that happens here that happened there. It does have a higher body count which I like. It's really not that impressive though. They way the short is dispatched was pretty lame as well. The situations they get into here kind of just made me laugh.
Roy Scheider is really the only good thing about this one. He seems to genuinely try unlike most of the others here. A lot of the characters are dimwits who make poor decisions. The acting from some is pretty goofy as well. I couldn't help but laugh at Donna Wilkes whenever she reacted to the shark. The others really didn't leave too much of an impact on me.
I can see why many people despised this sequel. It's way to close to being like the first one down to some mirror reactions and decisions. The kill count is high, but some of the deaths are silly. The acting and characters were somewhat flawed with the exception of Roy Scheider. It's not the worse thing I have seen, but it's not complete crap. I wouldn't watch it again however.