Jaws 2
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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 (Murray Hamilton) is welcoming a real estate developer to Amity, two divers disappear and a party… More

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 53%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"Nowhere near as good as the first, and lacks the traces of true stupidity that make the latter two fun bad movies."
‑ Tim Brayton, Antagony & Ecstasy
"A vastly underrated sequel with plenty of shocks and nail-biting tension. Not quite up to the original, but still loads of fun."
‑ Chuck O'Leary, Fantastica Daily
"...Jaws 2 hits a qualitative ceiling due to the joint absence of Steven Spielberg and Academy Award-winning editor Verna Fields."
‑ Bill Chambers, Film Freak Central
"Rather redundant, rather biting. What, fish again?! Still, not a bad sequel."
‑ Steve Crum, Video-Reviewmaster.com
"Delivers [Nearly] as much as the first"
‑ Clint Morris, Moviehole
"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"
‑ James Kendrick, Q Network Film Desk
"Roy Scheider is the only redeeming quality of this sequel."
‑ Cole Smithey, ColeSmithey.com
"The first of three crummy sequels unworthy of the original."
‑ Bob Bloom, Journal and Courier (Lafayette, IN)
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