The first one was great, the second not so much, the third one I don't know yet, but with this one... it feels like we actually got closure.
Ellen seemed unreasonably old all of a sudden, but Jake a worthy successor in Brody's stead (did Roy Scheider actually die since the last movie, or just not want to participate in another possibly sub-par sequel?), and Michael Caine always lifts up a movie at least a little.
The shark's more alive again too, the Bahamas a refreshing change of scenery, and Michael jumps in as an extraordinarily interesting pilot.
It wasn't all great. I feel like the family squabbles took over a bit, but then again you could sense the tension again, so maybe that was a good thing. Somewhat. Felt familiar again. They managed to fit in at least one beach scene too but when it's over... the showdowns are really the bits that matter the most after all.
rated 4/5: fo shizzle
The underwater wreck chase wasn't all bad either, but whatever happened to the underwater lab I was thinking of earlier? Starting to wonder if I might've mistaken that particular scene from Jaws for maybe Jurassic Park... no, turns out I was thinking of this. Up next...