Director: Jeannot Szwarc
Stars: Roy Scheider, Lorraine Gary, Murray Hamilton, Joseph Mascolo
Four years later and the little coastal town of Amity is working on bouncing back from being known as shark city. The mayor is welcoming a developer that is going to build a new beach side resort in the town. Two divers are attack one night by a shark in the same area where Sheriff Brody killed the shark years earlier. Another shark is lose in the waters near Amity Island, and the town is at risk of losing a future resort, so Brody works on finding and killing the shark.
This one was not as scary as the first one, since that scare of the water had already been created. It was still scary to younger kids that did not know any better. The movie is good, but not as good as the first one of course, but it was still worth the watch. They never really explain how this could have to the same area twice. You get a stalking and hunting human eating machine that hits the same area. There are two different great white sharks just like each other. Like the first movie, this one beach areas as well.
The main element that the movie was missing was Steven Spielberg and Richard Dreyfuss. They were still working on Close Encounters of the Third Kind. The director for the sequel was good, but it could have almost been a TV Movie of the Week instead of a major movie production. It was a good movie though. It was a little too much like the first, but what can you really do extra with a horror movie about a shark. They did what they could. Richard Dreyfuss' character was really missed. I would have loved to see him come back and fight a shark one last time. Instead, we get Joseph Mascolo playing the investor for the new resort. You remember him from the daytime soap Days of Our Lives playing Stefano DiMera. The rest of the cast comes back to replay their role which makes for an easier transition to the sequel. Instead of making the sequel in another town that is experiencing the same problem further down the coast. That would have made these movies last forever.
Not a scary movie at all, but it is still a fun movie to watch. It is pretty much safe for most ages to watch. I think it a good enough movie to add to a private collection. Enjoy.
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