%% Image selected per Image Pickin' thread: http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/posts.php?discussion=1508015780070337600
%% Please do not replace or remove without starting a new thread.

->''"Shark ''still'' looks fake."''
-->-- '''Marty''', ''Film/BackToTheFuturePartII''

The second sequel to ''Film/{{Jaws}}'', released in the year 1983 with UsefulNotes/ThreeDMovie technology.

Several years have passed from the Amity Island incidents, and Michael Brody, now grown up, is working for the [=SeaWorld=]. But now he must fight a killer shark of his own, as a gigantic one makes the place its home and starts eating the employees and customers.

!!This film provides examples of:

* ArtisticLicenseBiology:
** Sharks are not able to swim backwards.
** When the shark is blown up, a lengthy chunk of large intestine goes flying towards the screen along with the jaw fragments. Sharks' intestines are very short and look ''nothing'' like that.
** Also, the shark is supposedly attacking people out of anger for her baby being killed. In real life, sharks don't give a shit about their offspring once they're born. Some even eat them!
** The mother shark in this film is also gigantic. An estimated 35ft in length. The largest Great Whites in real life typically don't reach any longer than 20ft (with 23ft being the maximum accepted size estimate).
*** This is actually lampshaded by Fitzroyce when Kay mentions how huge the shark must be and he tells her that that's impossible.
*** Possibly justified, since the shark from the original novel (and the sequel) was explicitly stated to be thirty feet as well.
** The baby shark is also much, ''much'' too large to have been born recently inside the park. A real newborn great white isn't much bigger than a Chinook salmon.
** The shark also eats one of its victims by chewing it. Sharks use their teeth to cut their food off their victims. They don't chew their food.
** Great Whites have to remain in constant motion to take in oxygen through their gills. If the shark really was hiding in the filtration pipes, it would've died.
* ArtisticLicense: A ten-foot shark is in a tank that only comes up to spectators waists and has no protective barrier around it. They're damn lucky no one fell in/jumped in/threw something in/shark reached up and grabbed someone, etc.
* AttackOfTheTownFestival: Events of the film coincides with preparations to open a water park.
* BlackDudeDiesFirst: Partially averted - [[spoiler: not only is the first person to get killed a white man, but park manager Calvin (the main black character) survives the entire movie.]] A black extra however, is the first--in fact, the only-- person to die during the final sequence.
* CanonDiscontinuity: ''The Revenge'' ignores this film's events.
* CaptainErsatz: The park, [=SeaWorld=], obviously based on the [[Ride/SeaWorld real thing]], but with some notable differences, such as being linked to the open ocean. (Orlando is in central Florida, nowhere near the shore)
* ChekhovsGun: The grenade that the British scientists intend to use to blow up the shark. They don't get to use it, [[spoiler: what with the Brit being ''eaten'' by the shark and all, but Mike and Kay do.]]
** The lifeline the British scientists intend to use to get out of the filtration pipe. [[spoiler: Is it really any surprise when it snaps, leaving one of them to become the shark's midnight snack?]]
* CorruptCorporateExecutive: Technically Calvin, as while he doesn't do anything illegal or underhanded, his primary concern (initially, anyway) is profit. Hence him moving the shark to a display tank before it's ready.
* DoesNotLikeShoes: Kelly, who kicks off her sandals to get into a bumper boat barefoot. Her job at SeaWorld probably doesn't let her wear shoes very often, anyway.
* EatenAlive: The shark swallows [=FitzRoyce=] alive, in vivid detail.
* {{Expy}}: [=FitzRoyce=] is basically a British counterpart of Quint from the first film, as both are expert shark hunters who end up killed by the main villainous sharks in their jaws at the films' climaxes, however, both characters after death provide a ChekhovsGun [[spoiler:which helps blowing up the sharks to kingdom come]].
* EvilDetectingDog: The dolphins act skittish and edgy as soon as the shark shows up, to the point where they seem to be explicitly warning Mike and Kay away from exploring a shipwreck, knowing that the shark is lurking nearby.
* HeroicDolphin: Cindy and Sandy rescue Kay and Mike from a shark after attempting to keep them out of the Galleon. Later, one of them gets in front of the shark, again allowing Mike and Kay time to escape. It initially appears to be a HeroicSacrifice on the dolphin's part, before InfantImmortality kicks in.
* HotScientist: Kay, the park's marine biologist, is considered sexy.
* JerkWithAHeartOfGold:
** Fitzroyce is pompous and arrogant, but clearly very knowledgeable about sharks, saves Kay's life when the baby shark attacks her, and jumps right in to help when things go to hell.
** Granted, everything that goes wrong is Bouchard's fault, but he's genuinely concerned about the welfare of the park's guests and about Kay and Mike when the shark gets loose, and he doesn't hesitate to save the female technician during the climax.
* LosingYourHead: When the shark bites a fish in half, its severed head is shown moving (in 3D!).
* MamaBear: It's implied that the mother shark's behavior is partly out of revenge for the capture and death of her infant.
* NiceJobBreakingItHero: Bouchard orders the filtration pipe pump shut down right in the middle of the operation to fix the underwater tunnels, fully aware that they were used to keep the shark confined. He's more worried about the cost of the pump if it burns out, and incorrectly assumes that the locked grate will keep that gigantic thing in the pipe.
** Also earlier in the film, the staff has succeeded in capturing the baby shark, intending to put on display as the world's first great white shark in captivity once it's nursed back to health and ready, guaranteeing a boatload (pun intended) of money and good publicity for Sea World. However, Calvin gets impatient of waiting for the shark to recover, and orders him to be moved to an exhibit right away without talking to Katherine. The shark almost immediately dies, either because he wasn't ready for display yet or because the exhibit he was put in was incapable of supporting great whites, resulting in the park losing its new multimillion dollar attraction.
* NotQuiteDead: Dolphin Sandy in the film's ending.
* NumberedSequels: The number in this case also doubles for [[ThirdIs3D the viewing experience]].
* OddballInTheSeries: The first and only of the films to not be set on Amity Island (even the fourth film starts out there before moving to the Bahamas).
* OhCrap: Mike, Kate, and Calvin all have this expression when they see that the shark is swimming right towards the control room about to smash through the glass and flood the place.
* PeekABooCorpse: One appears in the middle of an aquarium display, and is soon followed by its maker.
* SequelEscalation: The shark in this film is the biggest one in the series.
* SharkTunnel: The underwater tunnels of Seaworld.
* ShoutOut: The sequence where Kelly goes swimming and tries to entice Sean into joining her is clearly a reference to the opening sequence of the first film.
** And the bit where Mike fires a dart at the fleeing shark echoes Quint's actions.
* SoapOperaRapidAgingSyndrome: Mike's SORAS intensifies here, as he is now played by 29-year old Creator/DennisQuaid when he should be just entering his twenties. Sean doesn't fair too much better, having gone from 7-year old to college student in eight years.
* SomethingCompletelyDifferent:
** The first to feature a female shark (assuming one disregards ExpandedUniverse material, that makes the shark in Part 2 out to be a female. Who was pregnant. With the shark from ''[[Film/JawsTheRevenge The Revenge]]''. [[VoodooShark You know the one]].)
* SpiritualSuccessor: To, of all things, ''Film/RevengeOfTheCreature''; another [[AttackOfTheKillerWhatever monster movie]] sequel in 3-D about a dangerous creature captured and brought to an oceanside aquatic facility.
* SteelEarDrums: An explosion underwater doesn't seem to be inconvenient at all to our heroes.
* ThirdIs3D: The movie was produced as a UsefulNotes/ThreeDMovie to conincide with the third product in the franchise.
* ThreateningShark: Technically averted [[spoiler: with the baby shark, who never injures a single person]].
* WhatTheHellHero: Mike calls Calvin out on his insensitivity--constantly asking "Is the film okay?"--by pointing out that all of the ''people'' (two of whom were nearly killed by the shark) are all right.
* WhyDidItHaveToBeSnakes: Sean has a fear of water following his experiences in the last movie.