Jaws 2

Jaws 2 (Jeannot Szwarc, 1978)

On a whim, I watched Jaws 2 (Jeannot Szwarc, 1978). Well, when you have at least 2000 films in the house, how do you decide?

It was rather like watching the first one … except that you’d seen it all before, and that Spielberg didn’t direct it, so that everything was more ordinary, and it didn’t have that great scene at the end up (or down) on the boat’s mast, and it didn’t even have any nudity. So, yup, bad decision. Even John Williams’s music was predictable!

The only good thing about this one, made three years after the first, is that it still has Roy Scheider but not the dreadful Robert Shaw. He was great as a Bond villain, but Spielberg obviously had no idea what his stupid accent sounded like, and let him overact all over the place.

Garry Gillard | New: 15 March, 2017 | Now: 14 January, 2022