1. This shark is out for REVENGE! Because, naturally, sharks are cognizant beings that seek revenge against their transgressors. This was a key factor that was missing from the previous films. Before, the sharks would just eat for food or out of boredom. Now, its motives are much more brooding and calculated.
2. The shark roars like a dinosaur. Another fact that was overlooked in each of the other sequels.
Lead scientists in the field of underwater research have proven that the great white has an
impressive vocal range that sounds very similar to several large species of dinosaur. This makes
Jaws 4 the most accurate portrayal of the great white in film.
3. Lance Guest. Lance Guest's award-winning performance as Mike Brody is intense and sincere.
It is the introspective moments in the film that truly define his character, where we find him
staring at himself in the mirror, contemplating whether or not he should keep tagging sea snails
for a living. He outshines even the great Roy Scheider in the series.
4. Banana Boat. Need I say more?? I'll be damned if I ever ride another banana boat in the
Caribbean after seeing this movie. Honestly, what did you think was going to happen? The ratio
between Women Riding Banana Boats in a Horror Film and Dying is 1:1. Want to save money
before your next vacation? Show your kids the banana boat scene.
5. It built Michael Caine's house. And what a fine house it is! Michael Caine has been quoted as
saying this about Jaws - The Revenge: "I have never seen it, but by all accounts it is terrible.
However, I have seen the house that it built, and it is terrific."
6. They made a Nintendo game out it. Yeah, that's right. It may have just been called Jaws for
brevity's sake, but we all know it was about Jaws - The Revenge. The fast-paced action and
suspense has you assume the role of Mike Brody as you shoot helpless sea creatures with your
monstrous harpoon gun. If you're lucky, Jaws will randomly show up and float aimlessly around
the screen for a few minutes. And if you're REALLY lucky, you may accidentally be able to
align the boat properly in the final showdown against the killer shark.
7. The tracking device. Who needs John Williams' tired old score when you have the electronic
bleeping of a tracking device on hand to warn you when the shark is preparing to strike?
Nothing strikes terror in the heart of men like modified fishing equipment.
8. The giant swing that overlooks the water. This is a parent's best friend. Before, you had to worry
about your kid flying off of the swing and breaking a limb. Now, children are afforded the
luxury of landing safely in a shark's mouth, or dying a horrible and tragic death after landing in
the water and drowning while their irresponsible-ass parents are off drinking cool island
cocktails. Kudos, giant swing that overlooks the water designer!
9. The shark is real. Budgeting constraints forced director Joseph Sargent to use real sharks in the
filming of Jaws - The Revenge. This is clearly evidenced in one of the underwater scenes where
Mike is attacked by the shark in his little yellow submarine. The giant metal arm that can be
seen beneath the shark was a tethering device used to control these beautiful creatures in nature,
providing for some of the most realistic-looking attack sequences in the series.
10. Random acts of Sharksplosion. Getting back to the science behind Jaws - The Revenge, another
little know fact is that the great white naturally explodes when hit with even the slightest
amount of force, as we have seen in the film's climactic ending.