Shark chase sequence from Jaws: The Revenge gets improved effects

Jaws: The Revenge Joseph Sargent

Steven Spielberg's 1975 classic JAWS is one of my all-time favorite movies, but I don't have much love for its sequels. Not even JAWS 2, which is certainly a hell of a lot better than the two that followed. Within twelve years the franchise had been run into the ground (the ground at the bottom of the Mariana Trench, it had fallen so far) with JAWS: THE REVENGE, the film that has killed the cinematic franchise for more than thirty years. We're in the midst of a shark thriller boom now, but the JAWS series remains dead thanks to JAWS: THE REVENGE.

I don't think THE REVENGE could have been salvaged in any way, it would have needed a different script from the start to have a chance at being a good movie, but one way to improve the viewing experience would be to replace the embarrassing, atrocious shark effects.

That is just what Steve Clarke and his CKVfx team have done in the video embedded below. They took the clip of one of the best sequences in THE REVENGE, one where a character is chased through a sunken ship by a man-eating Great White shark, and replaced the horrible original shark effects with much better, more realistic effects.

CKVfx did some impressive work here. It's fun to see what JAWS: THE REVENGE would have looked like if it had a better shark in it, even if everything around the shark still can't be fixed.

Directed by Joseph Sargent from a screenplay by Michael de Guzman, JAWS: THE REVENGE had the following synopsis: 

Once again the peace of Amity and the lives of the Brody family are shattered by a bloodthirsty shark in Jaws: The Revenge. Lorraine Gary reprises her role as the now widowed Ellen Brody who finds herself reliving the horrors of the past when a mammoth shark kills her son. Grief-stricken, she travels to the Bahamas to be with her other son, a marine biologist (Lance Guest), and his family. There she meets and falls for a carefree airplane pilot (Academy Award winner Michael Caine). Just as she is starting to put her life back together, the nightmare of the past returns when her granddaughter is attacked by an all-too-familiar great white shark. Determined to end the terror once and for all, Ellen sets out for a showdown to the death.

I can't recommend watching the movie, but I can recommend watching this video:

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Source: JoBlo



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