I would have loved to have been in the room when this movie got pitched to the Universal executives that green lit this piece of crap.
"OK, let's say the two sons of Martin Brody (Roy Scheider) are both grown up now and the first one, Mike (played by a very young Dennis Quaid) works at Sea World! The younger brother Sean lives in Colorado but comes to visit Mike in Florida. Sea World is about to open up a big new attraction of underwater tunnels just when the biggest Great White ever manages to sneak into the man made lagoon! The shark can chase pyramids of water skiers and guys with scuba tanks! Awesome!"
Shame on Universal for tarnishing the name of the JAWS franchise with this goofy, cheap, silly and needless sequel, JAWS 3D, unleashed upon an unsuspecting audience in 1983.
The director Joe Alves, was in charge of making the robot sharks for the first two films and he manages to turn all the actors into robots here, so at least he's consistent.
Louis Gossett Jr. fresh off his Oscar win for 'Officer and a Gentleman" is given almost nothing to do, but he manages to do it gratingly with the worst Cajun accent since Ernest Goes to Mardi Gras.
The special effects are horrible and WILL make you laugh out loud. They are even worse watching them in 2D.
Bess Armstrong is just horrible as Quaid's love interest and I was cheering for the shark to make her an appetizer the entire film.
Let this be knows as the film in which the JAWS series "jumped the shark". I'll give it a D-. It's only saved from an F by the fact that the film series managed to get much worse in its next and final incarnation......