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Jaws 2 4K 1978

Jaws 2 4K 1978

Jeannot Szwarc
Roy Scheider, Lorraine Gary, Murray Hamilton, Joseph Mascolo, Jeffrey Kramer, Collin Wilcox Paxton, Ann Dusenberry, Mark Gruner, Barry Coe, Susan French, Gary Springer, Donna Wilkes, Gary Dubin, John Dukakis, G. Thomas Dunlop, David Elliott, Marc Gilpin, Keith Gordon.
IMDB 5.8
File Size: 48.32 GB
Film Description
The killer shark that terrorized the coast of the resort town of Amity a few years ago is back! The giant predator is on the hunt again. Risking his life, Marine Park Police Chief Martin Brody confronts the monster, whose hunger is now many times stronger!

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When it comes to filmmakers' pursuit of success, I'm reminded of the Joker's line from The Dark Knight. He said, "I'm like a dog. I'm chasing the wheel of a car and I don't know what I'm going to do when I catch up. I just do." This phrase perfectly defines the filmmakers' attitude toward successful franchises. It doesn't matter what will be in the sequel, the main thing is to squeeze maximum money out of a successful project. That's what the sequel to this movie could easily be expected to be. Because, the first movie became one of the highest-grossing films in the history of cinema and raised a new genius on Hollywood Olympus in the person of Steven Spielberg. What's gratifying is that even years later, the movie is the best shark movie ever made and an exemplary horror flick of the last century. The only bad thing is that wanting to make the movie quickly on the wave of the still hot success of the movie, the creators gave a bit of a raw project. Talk about the director of this tape Jeannot Schwartz as a talented director can not. For his entire career, he has not shot anything bright and is now focused only on serials. Here, too, I didn't notice any original directing by Jeannot.

The whole movie is shot very close to the original film. It's as if Jeannot was given the task of copying Spielberg's style from the original film. It's not surprising that the movie turned out identical not only from a visual point of view, but also from a content point of view. From the visual point of view, we see the same juicy film picture. But on the content side it turned out worse. After all, if the original can be considered a real suspense chorus, then here we see a purely commercial product, which stands out more for its entertainment content. Hence it is not surprising that as such tension, suspense and sense of anxiety Jeannot was not able to convey.

And the movie is not made in the best traditions of sequels. After all, the golden rule of sequels says that in the continuation we can see many times more of what the audience liked in the original. Here, the number of victims certainly became more. But only their deaths looked very dry. The absolute lack of spectacle, the small amount of blood and the slippery demonstration of the shark did its job. After all, if in the original mechanical shark alternated shooting real sharks, then here the creators limited themselves to the first. And the full-length shark was rarely shown. Only showing its body parts in passing. That also spoiled the overall impression of the tape and gave a rather soulless directing.

The bad thing is that such a project turned out in spite of the fact that it had great potential. If you read Spielberg's script, on which he was going to shoot the movie, then you can easily understand that before us would have been worthwhile and close to the original story. In fact, even the character of Richard Dreyfuss would have returned to the screen again. Despite the fact that in the original book by my favorite author Peter Benchley, he was eaten penultimate by a shark. In this case, however, there is no originality to the plot at all. The plot follows the same pattern as the original movie. A shark has appeared off the coast of Amity, which devours vacationers. A brave sheriff confronts the hungry creature and blah, blah, blah. The plot is only changed in detail and the shark's return becomes a bit absurd. Especially considering that in the finale of the original film, the shark was torn into small pieces.

Hence, the only allegory for the return of the great white is that the shark has become an evil spirit that returns from series to series to avenge Brody's family for his death. Which is demonstrated by how willingly the shark returned in each episode and tried to settle scores with all the members of that family. But that's not the point. The plot turned out to be rather secondary and a bit superficial. Which was also spoiled by some pretty absurd moments. Including how the shark didn't think of destroying the youth almost immediately. Given that for her their sailboats are not an obstacle like a toothpick. Oh, well. Let's leave it to the creators. Including rather insubstantial dialogues, which basically explain the accent of the tape. After all, the first movie was quite adult and revolved around adult characters. Here, the main characters of the tape were representatives of the younger generation. What was done to make the project more attractive to modern youth.

In all this mono-performance, naturally pleased with the return of several actors from the original tape. Especially the return of Roy Scheider, who so brilliantly performed his role in the original tape. Here he played just as well. As if his character did not survive the division of the project into two separate films. What can be said about the game Lorraine Gary and Murray Hamilton. Against the backdrop of such quality acting by such massive actors, the young actors got lost completely. They screamed convincingly, of course. But only to give a normal game and disturbing facial expression they alas failed.

Unpleasant residue in all this leaves especially that managed to shuffle even the composer of the tape John Williams. After all, if the first tape was a target work aimed specifically at the sound of horror, then here we have enough pop and adventure overtures, which again turn this chorus into a kind of multimedia blockbuster. And the mind-bursting main theme was rarely heard here.

Info Blu-ray
Codec: HEVC / H.265 (58.5 Mb/s)
Resolution: Native 4K (2160p)
Aspect ratio: 2.35:1
Original aspect ratio: 2.39:1

English: FLAC 2.0

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File size: 48.32 GB
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