Jaws 2

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'Children of Jaws' might have been a better title for this teen version of the big fish story. The switch in emphasis - away from an adult world in which expert and monster play out their duel, to one where healthy, wealthy but dumb kids are merely terrorised prawns - can't disguise the sense of déjà vu. The townsfolk of Amity appear to be suffering from amnesia as far as sharks are concerned; the mayor is still corrupt and money-hungry; the disappearance of tourists is shrugged off; and as usual, nobody believes Scheider. Suspension of disbelief might have been possible had this been a ripping good yarn; but the kids are just plain silly, and it's a toss-up to decide which is more unconvincing, the shark or Scheider.

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Duration: 116 mins

Cast and crew

Director: Jeannot Szwarc
Screenwriter: Carl Gottlieb, Howard Sackler
Cast: Roy Scheider
Lorraine Gary
Murray Hamilton
Joseph Mascolo
Jeffrey Kramer
Collin Wilcox
Ann Dusenberry

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Liam

your forgetting this was made in the 70's not 2012 its not gonna be amazing