Let’s watch Siskel and Ebert eviscerate Jaws: The Revenge, just because
Sometimes you need to cleanse the critical palate, and there’s no better way to do it than going back and watching some of the wonderful segments from the old At the Movies review show. Especially the wonderful segments about dreadful movies.
Gene Siskel and Roger Ebert, may they both rest in peace, had a genuine rapport as well as a true sense for the artistry of film, and their love for each other and their chosen medium shone through in every episode. But it was when they reviewed clunkers that they were at their best — and friends, Jaws: The Revenge was one hell of a clunker. It’s an unalloyed pleasure to listen to them dissect the logical errors, nepotism, hacky editing and general incompetence of this depressing last sequel to what was, lest we forget, a truly great original film. It’s a movie so bad, when I saw it on TV as a kid, even my dull, slow, pre-adolescent synapses recognized that man, this is awful. (How this review escaped an appearance by Aroma the Educated Skunk I’ll never know.)
The above is therefore submitted for your approval. Enjoy.