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Film / Jaws 3D


"Shark still looks fake."

The second sequel to Jaws, released in the year 1983 with 3-D Movie 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 has the examples:

  • Artistic License Biology:
    • 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.
    • 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.
  • Attack of the Town Festival: Events of the film coincides with preparations to open a water park.
  • Black Dude Dies First: Partially averted - 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.
  • Canon Discontinuity: The Revenge ignores this film's events.
  • Captain Ersatz: The park, SeaWorld, obviously based on the real thing, but with some notable differences, such as being linked to the open ocean.
  • Chekhov's Gun: The grenade that the British scientists intend to use to blow up the shark. They don't get to use it, 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. Is it really any surprise when it snaps, leaving one of them to become the shark's midnight snack?
  • Does Not Like Shoes: 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.
  • Eaten Alive: The shark swallows FitzRoyce alive, in vivid detail.
  • Evil-Detecting Dog: 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.
  • Heroic Dolphin: 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 Heroic Sacrifice on the dolphin's part, before Infant Immortality kicks in.
  • Hot Scientist: Kay, the park's marine biologist, is considered sexy.
  • Jerk with a Heart of Gold:
    • 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.
  • Losing Your Head: When the shark bites a fish in half, its severed head is shown moving (in 3D!).
  • Mama Bear: It's implied that the mother shark's behavior is partly out of revenge for the capture and death of her infant.
  • Nice Job Breaking It, Hero: 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.
  • Not Quite Dead: Dolphin Sandy in the film's ending.
  • Numbered Sequels
  • Peek-A-Boo Corpse: One appears in the middle of an aquarium display, and is soon followed by its maker.
  • Sequel Escalation: The shark in this film is the biggest one in the series.
  • Shark Tunnel: The underwater tunnels of Seaworld.
  • Steel Ear Drums: An explosion underwater doesn't seem to be inconvenient at all to our heroes.
  • Third Is 3D: The movie was produced as a 3-D Movie to conincide with the third product in the franchise.
  • Threatening Shark
  • What the Hell, Hero?: Mike calls Calvin out on his insensitivity—constantly asking "Is the film okay?"—by pointing that all of the people (two of whom were nearly killed by the shark) are all right.
  • Why Did It Have to Be Snakes?: Sean has a fear of water following his experiences in the last movie.