Audiences have been patiently waiting since 1987 for another Jaws film. Perhaps it is time to bring the series back to life by revisiting two of the most popular characters from the films, Hoagie from Jaws: The Revenge and Mrs Kintner from Jaws. The possibilities are endless…
Every summertime I have an urge to watch at least one of the Jaws films again. Then I find myself getting flustered that a sequel still has not happened!
It is over thirty years since Jaws: The Revenge failed to excite audiences. It is perceived to be one of the worst films ever made. This is grossly unfair and is more of a ‘let’s jump on the bandwagon and slate Jaws: The Revenge because everyone else does’ scenario. It is not as strong as the original, but is an adequate sequel.
Some of my earlier posts poked fun at potential sequel ideas, see the photos for ‘The Search For Pippet’ and ‘Shark Widows’.
I am not sure if audiences would welcome another sequel focused on Pippet the dog or Ellen Brody, but you never know. Plus, Lorraine Gary who played Ellen has retired from acting so that seems highly unlikely.
In the meantime, I hold out hope that a producer somewhere is feverishly
working on an amazing Jaws 5 script and that it might one day see the
light of day.
Mention Jaws and everyone discusses the shark or occasionally the Brody family. But I wonder has anyone stopped to ask who this man is in Jaws: The Revenge?
He gets a few moments on camera and technically isn’t that ‘background’. Here he is pictured with Michael Brody on a boat, blissfully unaware that there is a massive great white shark a few feet below.
Here’s something extremely not Christmassy – Jaws: The Revenge. Yes, the fourth Jaws film is indeed set at Christmas.
It is all very depressing though. Sean Brody has just been eaten by a shark, his mother Ellen is grieving and her only remaining son, Michael still works in the ocean, which means he will probably get eaten too by a shark at some point.
There’s even Christmas carols, we get treated an angelic rendition of The First Noel as Sean Brody heads out to meet his doom. This scene is surpisingly eerie and effective.
So when you’re thinking your Christmas Day is not going swimmingly, just be grateful you’re not being eaten by a shark.
Michael Brody’s onscreen wife and her pointless creation
You have to feel sorry for Carla Brody in Jaws: The Revenge. Not only does she get very little screen time in comparison to her husband Michael Brody, the most significant screen time she does get is devoted to her working on a ghastly sculpture.
Said sculpture is later unveiled in a grand ceremony on the beachfront where spectators feign interest in her assembly of junk.
Now what would have been infinitely more exciting is a scene where she joins Michael out at sea and attacks the shark with her sharp metal sculpture. Actually, that might have been a semi decent way to have killed the shark.
Ellen Brody from the Jaws films managed to outlive her husband Martin and son Sean. She also got to enjoy a romance with the formidable Hoagie, played by Michael Caine in Jaws: The Revenge.
Over the years, much discussion has focused on the shark and Martin Brody, but too little attention is heaped upon the delectable Ellen Brody (Lorraine Gary) who is a tour-de-force of a lady.
She goes from being doting mother in the original two films, to a heartbroken grandmother and all-out action hero in the final sequel. She does this while still managing to pull off a look that can best be described as elegant, classy and chic.
In Jaws: The Revenge Ellen rocks a stylish blonde hair-do that isn’t a million miles off Grace Kelly and huge sunglasses that call to mind the chic of Bardot. This is one stylish granny.
Gary anchors her performance with an affecting turn, managing to convey the grief of losing her son extremely well, while also showcasing her vulnerability as she toys with a relationship with Hoagie. Oh and not to mention her determination to finally nail that shark…which she inevitably does.