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Jaws 2 (1978)

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Release Date: Jun 16, 1978 Limited

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Despite being a less well-regarded virtual remake of the original film, Jaws 2 earned a tidy sum at the box office by combining its predecessor's winning formula with the popular teen horror craze, helping to spawn the era of blockbuster sequels. Roy Scheider returns as Sheriff Martin Brody, whose small resort town of Amity is poised to bounce back from the economic hardship it encountered after becoming widely known as the site of vicious shark attacks. But at the same time that Mayor Vaughn

May 22, 2001

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Nowhere near as good as the first, and lacks the traces of true stupidity that make the latter two fun bad movies.

January 11, 2012 Full Review Source: Antagony & Ecstasy
Antagony & Ecstasy

Rather redundant, rather biting. What, fish again?! Still, not a bad sequel.

April 23, 2007
Video-Reviewmaster.com

Roy Scheider is the only redeeming quality of this sequel.

November 6, 2005 | Comments (2)
ColeSmithey.com

A vastly underrated sequel with plenty of shocks and nail-biting tension. Not quite up to the original, but still loads of fun.

October 21, 2005 | Comment (1)
Fantastica Daily

Delivers [Nearly] as much as the first

July 11, 2003
Moviehole

The first of three crummy sequels unworthy of the original.

September 8, 2002
Journal and Courier (Lafayette, IN)

...Jaws 2 hits a qualitative ceiling due to the joint absence of Steven Spielberg and Academy Award-winning editor Verna Fields.

June 9, 2001 Full Review Source: Film Freak Central
Film Freak Central

the filmmakers did everything they could to breathe new life into the material without forgetting what had made that material work in the first place

May 12, 2001
Q Network Film Desk

Audience Reviews for Jaws 2

If a sequel of a classic Spielberg needs to exist I would rather have a Jaws 2 then an E.T. 2. With that said, this is a pretty solid sequel but is the cause for more terrible films to come.
August 8, 2012
Joshua Wilburn

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Worth you time.
February 4, 2012
Directors Cat
Directors Cat

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Compared to the original JAWS phenomenon, JAWS 2 is a huge load of crap, but even so, it's still an enjoyable popcorn flick leading into the '80s.
July 31, 2011
spielberg00

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You know what to expect. You know what it looks like and what it's capable of. So why then should you bother to watch this? Well, because altough falling short of the greatness of the first film, it's actually not too bad. The writing and directing is as mediocre as it gets, but for an unnecessarily-made sequel, it's a decent piece of entertainment. Just set your expectations really low and you won't be too disappointed.
July 17, 2011
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    1. Martin Brody: Alright, you big bastard! Come On! I've got something for ya' now! That's it! Attaboy, come one! Right over here! Open wide OPEN WIDE! SAY AAH!
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