Several years after Amity's former Police Chief Martin Brody electrocuted the shark at Cable Junction, his sons, Mike & Sean, are now working in different roles at Sea World Orlando. Mike is working as a park engineer and considering marriage to his girlfriend, killer whale biologist Kathryn Morgan. Sean is also involved with 1 of the park's water skiers, Kelly Ann Bukowski. Sea World is about to open a massive 'Undersea Kingdom' which will bring visitors closer to marine life than ever before. The park is accessible from the ocean by a series of gates, one of which malfunctions. A young Great White Shark swims through the gate, and when a maintenance diver heads down to fix the gate he does not return. The young Great White is captured & placed in a tank but soon dies despite Kathryn's best efforts to save it. More alarming though, is the young shark's massive, 35 foot mother which has followed the baby shark into the lagoon and killed the maintenance diver, whose body is recovered. ...Written by
The baby shark is kept in a viewing pool with opaque stone walls about three feet high and no surrounding guardrails. This is problematic for two reasons. First, it's impossible to see the shark unless it comes to the surface -- and sharks spend almost all of their time underwater. Second, with viewers standing this close, a visitor could accidentally get his or her hand bitten off. No theme park or zoo of any repute would ever allow such an inept design for a great white shark display. See more »
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In the original 3D version, the Universal Pictures Logo is in 3D. Plus the title "Jaws 3D" comes "toward" the viewer, clamping together as if it was like a shark's mouth. See more »
Released in Japan in 3-D on the short-lived VHD format. This release has been widely copied to make bootleg 3-D tapes and DVDs. See more »
Agreeing with Dr. Gore, the special effects sucked horridly, but the movie wasn't THAT bad.
Okay, let's all face it. This film never lived up to the expectations that we had, only because the original JAWS was so good. The sequel, JAWS 2 wasn't that bad either, but still not as great. Then comes a movie like this. What do we do? See the crap anyway. If you like it, hey! If you don't, write an annonymous letter to the crew members and complain all you want. Well, judging by the quality of the video version of JAWS 3, there are probably a lot of angry people out there.
The special effects sucked horridly, even for its time period. And since it was originally filmed in some 3-D format, it just makes it look worse on home video. Just think of it this way--- it's still better than JAWS: THE REVENGE!
Now, there will never be another JAWS. Never. No one will ever be able to recreate Speilberg's shark classic. This film is not all that worthy to his film, but it is still watchable. For some people, it is a movie that should have never even seen the light of day, but the plot wasn't too bad, and the later DEEP BLUE SEA has a plot that is eerily similar to this one. Possibly inspired by this film a little bit? I don't know. But, what I do know is that this movie is not as bad as some people make it out to be.
Not a personal favorite, but this is still a movie that I can watch. I recommend this only to die-hard fans of the original. JAWS 3 gets 3/5.
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