The second sequel to Jaws
, released in the year 1983.
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:
- 3-D Movie: Coinciding with Third Is 3D.
- Accidentally Accurate: The young white shark dies from the stress of being moved into a display tank while it's still recovering from its capture. In Real Life, no aquarium has yet kept a juvenile great white for longer than a few months, but it's because they're seldom willing to eat in captivity and have to be released before they starve.
- 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!
- Attack of the Town Festival: Events of the film coincides with preparations to open a water park.
- Black Dude Dies First: 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 man is however, 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?
- Eaten Alive: The shark swallows FitzRoyce alive, in vivid detail.
- Evil Detecting Dolphin: 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 Dolphins: 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.
- Losing Your Head: When the shark bites a fish in half, its severed head is shown moving (in 3D!).
- Mama Shark: It's implied that the mother shark's behavior is partly out of revenge for the capture and death of her infant.
- 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.
- Threatening Shark
- Why Did It Have to Be Snakes?: Sean has a fear of water following his experiences in the last movie.