Was there ever a movie about sharks before Jaws?I know they’re a dime a dozen now with Sharkoctapus and Megashark and Deep Blue Sea but i think it was Jaws that spawned them all.The first to die in this film,like all 80’s films,is someone who goes skinny dipping.The next day the guy who was swimming with her is walking the beach with the cop,Schneider,and he casually says “huh,i guess she drowned then”.Nonchalant like,as if he was saying ‘i guess she lost her flip flops last night’.Callous fucker.Well as things progress the shark hangs around and eats a kid,then a man on a tiny boat and maybe one or two others by the end.The mayor wants to down play the whole thing because the 4th of July is coming up and the town is mainly for tourists.I wont go into the plot too much but there are some great performances form Richard Dreyfus,his laugh and dry wit crack me up,and the hard ass captain.The final 30 minutes i can’t flault.SFX are good,acting spot on and a good balance of dialogue with action.
IMDB RATING – 8.2
MY RATING – 8.4
SEEN BEFORE – YES
RECOMMEND? – YES
OVERALL – JOHN WILLIAMS SCORE IS EERILY HAUNTING.