Worst to First: Ranking the Sequels of 1987
A little later today, we will crown the winner of our Movies of 1987 Bracket Game. But before we close the book on 1987, I thought it would be fun to look at the sequels which were released that year. None of these movies were included in the bracket game largely because most of them weren’t very memorable. Still, a couple of them endure and it’s fun to laugh at the others. So let’s get to ranking the sequels of 1987.
11. Jaws: The Revenge
Rotten Tomato Score: 0%
Domestic Gross: $20,763,013
Place in Franchise: 4th movie of 4
Years Since Last Movie: 4
Actors Replaced: The entire cast of Jaws 3, Roy Scheider was long gone but Lorraine Gary was available
Summary: The tagline for Jaws: The Revenge (not Jaws 4, never Jaws 4) was “This time, it’s personal.” That wasn’t just a pithy sales pitch. It was the plot. Perhaps sensing that it was implausible that the Brody family continues to be menaced by Great White sharks, the story is based on the idea that the original shark from the first movie – the one Scheider blew to smithereens at the end – came back to finish the job. But since Chief Brody was dead, the rubbery shark decided he’d make a meal of Brody’s widow instead. Yep, it’s just that dumb.
Posted on January 17, 2017, in Movies, sequels, Worst to First and tagged A Nightmare on Elm Street 3: Dream Warriors, Benji the Hunted, Beverly Hills Cop II, Death Wish 4: The Crackdown, Evil Dead II, Jaws: The Revenge, Police Academy 4: Citizens on Patrol, Revenge of the Nerds II: Nerds in Paradise, Superman IV: The Quest for Peace, Teen Wolf Too, the living daylights. Bookmark the permalink. 11 Comments.