Jumping the shark?
We’re greeted with poor suspense, bad editing, weak cinematography and approximate color keying. It never gets better when it comes to submarine shots. Production value took a significant drop, but at least the plot was moved to a new location by fear of redundancy and lack of potential continuity. Roy Scheider’s “Brody” is nowhere to be found and neither is his wife.
Jaws 3-D biggest flaw is its filler. It takes incredible detours to delay the inevitable. By setting the movie in a confined location, it promises more than it can deliver. The characters it decides to spend time with are not interesting and their arc ranges from generic to boring. Unrelated and inconsequential subplots are sprinkled here and there but pave the way for yet another aquatic slasher.
Steven Spielberg gifted the original film with techniques pulled out of a magic hat and a photography that Part 2 struggled to replicate. Part 3 doesn't try as hard, embraces camp and a peculiar soap opera tone. It comes up with a ludicrous take on a much simpler and plausible story but doesn't depict a shark smart and strong enough to turn the new setting to its advantage.