Piranha Part Two: The Spawning Reviews
The script for this movie isn't half bad, it's just executed poorly. Overall I have to say it is the best flying piranha horror comedy out there.
The only thing I can say is the makeup on the eaten victims is pretty good in places and of course Lance does his best to elevate the crapola plot from whatever the hell was suppose to be going on (beats me).
This time round the Piranha have moved from the river and are in the sea, able to fly as a result of scientists crossing genes to make the ultimate killing machine. After the opening scene which is similar to the one in Jaws 2, (except here the two divers are lovers trying for some underwater coupling), the film introduces a variety of characters, most of which are surprisingly endearing in a 'B' movie kind of way; particularly two topless good-time girls who get provisions from a stuttering chef with the promise of a threesome.
Lance Henriksen, who continued a lucrative association with Cameron, plays the police chief, who is a hybrid of Brody from 'Jaws' and Colonel Kilgore from 'Apocalypse Now'. He valiantly plays a straight role as all around him descends into chaotic fun. The flying piranha attack like vampire bats, going for the throats of their luckless victims; whilst they also have Alien-like trends, one bursting out of a dead body to attack a nurse.
As can be gathered, I found this film great fun - most production values are of a reasonable standard, particularly the underwater photography. The piranha themselves are a disappointment, but they play second fiddle to the characters and storyline.
People who slate the film need to watch the likes of 'Barracuda' or 'Evil in the Deep', both of which are fathoms below 'Piranha II'. Any film with dialogue like "Do you dive on your first date?" gets the thumbs up from me
Directed by James Cameron (Yes! The James Cameron of Avatar, Terminator, Titantic and Aliens) his second film featured more nudity then any of other films. (Zenogenesis - 1978 was his first) At least James Cameron made all mistakes he could have made in one film which led him to more outstanding works so perhaps it's best we leave this one alone.
Watch it if you want to see a love-making session in the deep blue or some pretty girls dressed in skimpy bathing attire(or none at all). Lesson Learned: It's possible to have sex underwater.
Watched this LOOOONG ago. Don't remember it being a epic masterpiece. More of a chicks in bikinis getting eaten 80's style by flying piranhas. Now have to rent it again on friends recommendation. didn't realize this was Jame Cameron's first.
First I thought, Not great effects but then I realized it was like 30 years ago & its directed by James Cameron, the same guy who brought us Titanic (1997) & Avatar (2009) so No comments.
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