For almost 50 years the Jaws franchise has been making people fear going into the water. So let’s dive in and rank all 4 Jaws movies from worst to best!
Over 71 percent of the Earth’s surface is water-covered, and the oceans hold about 96.5 percent of all the Earth’s water. The human body for the average adult is 60 percent water.
So how do you make something so peaceful and serene into something that can make people afraid of the water? Just insert shark.
In 1975, Steve Spielberg unleashed a natural horror film featuring a killer Great White Shark on the fictional island off of New England, Amity during the crowded Fourth of July weekend. The menace of the seas led to three sequels and even took a turn at the gimmick of 3D. It has become such a part of the lexicon that it is parodied by man and even ripped off by so many Italian films I can’t even count them.
So today we won’t be too afraid to go into the water as we rank all 4 of the Jaws films from worst to best!
4. Jaws 3-D
For some reason, 1983 was the year of gimmicks for horror.
Joining Friday the 13th Part 3D and Amityville 3D, Jaws 3D was part of the franchise while also being wholly ignored at the same time.
Martin Brody’s son, Michael is working as the chief engineer at SeaWorld Orlando with his girlfriend Kay, the park’s senior biologist. Through human misstep, a great white shark gets into the park and begins killing anyone that it can.
One of the things that this film seems to really be missing the most is Martin Brody. There is something about Roy Scheider’s performance that demands respect and attention. Dennis Quaid is fine but just lacking that command performance and is overshadowed by the shark and the lackluster 3D that they surely used to try and drive attendance into the theater.
The film barely made its money back making $51.9 million on a budget of $23 million and received mostly negative reviews, but it still made enough money to get us to the film that’s next on the list.