Jaws 3-D (1983) Movie Review

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Jaws 3-D (1983)

1983 | R | Horror, Thriller, Adventure
99 minutes / 1h 39min

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Jaws 3-D Plot Synopsis:

Several years after Amity's former Police Chief Martin Brody electrocuted the shark at Cable Junction, his sons, Mike & Sean, are now working in different roles at Sea World Orlando. Mike is working as a park engineer and considering marriage to his girlfriend, killer whale biologist Kathryn Morgan. Sean is also involved with 1 of the park's water skiers, Kelly Ann Bukowski. Sea World is about to open a massive 'Undersea Kingdom' which will bring visitors closer to marine life than ever before. The park is accessible from the ocean by a series of gates, one of which malfunctions. A young Great White Shark swims through the gate, and when a maintenance diver heads down to fix the gate he does not return. The young Great White is captured & placed in a tank but soon dies despite Kathryn's best efforts to save it. More alarming though, is the young shark's massive, 35 foot mother which has followed the baby shark into the lagoon and killed the maintenance diver, whose body is recovered. It isn't long before the huge shark begins wreaking havoc, and Mike & Kathryn, along with Sea World manager Calvin Bouchard and photographer Phillip Fitzroyce, must find a way to eliminate the shark before they - or the guests - become the shark's next meal.

Jaws 3-D (1983) Review

Just when you thought it was safe to order the fish….

This time, it’s pathetic….

I think we’re gonna need a bigger budget….

Whatever tagline you choose, it will fit this fish tale that any self-respecting fisherman would throw back. Let’s face facts: "Jaws 3D" is no contender when compared to the original (or even to "Jaws 2").

What it lacks in assets such as script, special effects and believable situations, it makes up for in actors. Dennis Quaid, Bess Armstrong, Louis Gossett Jr., Simon MacCorkindale, Lea Thompson…. At one time or another, these actors have been associated with great things (heck, Gossett Jr. won an OSCAR!). Everyone has a dry spell, I guess.

  • Jaws 3-D Rating Scores
  • Our Score: 5
  • Overall Score: 3.33
  • IMDB: 3.6
  • MetaCritic: 2.7
  • Rotten Tomatoes: 1.0

About Jaws 3-D 1983

Title: Jaws 3-D
Year: 1983
Runtime: 99 minutes
Type: Movie
Genre: Horror, Thriller, Adventure
Reviewer: Score: 2.5 / 5 stars Avg. Rating: 1.67/5 stars from 33,830 users.
Total Avg. Votes: 33,830 MPAA Rating: R
Jaws 3-D Cast Starring: Dennis Quaid, P.H. Moriarty, Simon MacCorkindale, Melody Gold, Will Knickerbocker, Barbara Quinn, Alonzo Ward, Jackie Kuntarich, Laurie Thomas, Cathy Cervenka, Edward Laurie, Carol Tracy, Jane Horner, Holly Lisker, Laura Tracy, Bess Armstrong, Kathy Jenkins, M.J. Lloyd, Patrice Wallace, Steve Mellor, Carl Mazzocone, Doreen Weese, Louis Gossett Jr., Ray Meunnich, Ken Olson, Jim Wilhelm, John Putch, Les Alford, Ronnie Parks, Jon Freda
Jaws 3-D Writers: Peter Benchley, Richard Matheson, Carl Gottlieb
Jaws 3-D Director: Joe Alves
Production: MCA Universal Home Video
Language: English
Country: USA