It's campy,stupid bloody film and that's all it strives for. I saw it today and chuckled all the way through. Of course the original is a million times better, but this has it's moments. The making out of two big boobed chicks underwater with opera music was pathetic and there was no need for so many boobs, seriously! Did laugh at the beginning with Richard Dryfuss until old Hooper got it:( Busted a gut when Jerry O'Connell screams "They took my penis" LOL Just the way he says it. Not a great movie but it has a moments. Too much naked women for my taste, but it's a film aimed at teenage boys (you know they'll sneak in) not 39 year old women.
This is a parody of Jaws. It's silly, campy and just a load of fun. Mutated pirahna are released into a river by your typical dumb blond. LOL And the hero (Bradford Dillman) is a drunk. But they both save the day but not before many swimmers are chewed up.
They made a sequel called Pirahna 2 The Spawning I think and it starred an unknown Lance Henriksen and directed by James Cameron. It sucked! And now they are releasing a new version in 3D. Oh, brother. I may just go to see if they completely ruin what made this film so fun! 3D has Richard Dryfuss, Elizabeth Shue and Ving Rhames. Interesting casting I have to say.
I don't understand how anyone can say this trash is 'Fresh' It's the most vile, digesting movie I have ever had the unpleasure of seeing. I saw it in the 80's when a friend rented it. Her dad would let her watch anything as long as it didn't have sex. He didn't care if it was ultra violent. I saw many 60's, 70's & 80's horror flicks hanging out with Suzy. (Guess that why I love the classics now. I want films with a story & decent acting!) As for this trashy thing (I will not even classify it as a film!) It did have sex and it involved a gruesome death of a live chicken, A guy who rolls up in a ball and licks his ass, a guy who puts a sausage on his d***, Devine eats 'real' dog shit. I could go on, but I get sick just thinking about this monstrosity!
What do you get when you add a unknown director, unknown lead actor and a location most people are unfamiliar with? One of the best films of 2009! Not to mention one of the best sci-fi films in decades. It's so 'Un-Hollywood' which just adds to it's brilliance. Hollywood has turned to crap for the most part. Sequel this, remake that, ugghhhh!!! If you want great movies look for talent OUTSIDE the US!
District 9 is not a movie I would have seen at the theater. I usually hate 95% of sci-fi/alien films and when this came out. I didn't pay any attention to it and that was the end of that. My brother is a Sci-Fi nut bought it when it came out of Bluray. I was bored one day and asked my brother if I could borrow it since there was nothing else of his I wanted to see. My brother told me I wouldn't like it since I don't like those kind of films. Well at 1st he was right.
The film opened up and I saw this geeky guy ( Wikus van der Merwe/Sharlto Copley) who looks like he could be Michael Palin's son in a Monty Python skit. He was so pathetic I couldn't help but feel sorry for him. He seemed like he was the guy in the office who was the butt of a lot of jokes. Then he was put in charge of the relocation and I'm thinking he doesn't even realizes they are setting him up to fail! It doesn't take a rocket scientist to see his father-in-law doesn't like him and thinks he's not good enough for his daughter.
At District 9 any sympathy I had for him went away rather quickly when he gleefully 'aborted' an alien egg. Then talked into the camera about they it sounds like popcorn when they burn the eggs. I really hated him at this point. He lacked any sympathy for the aliens (prawns) This is the point where I almost turned off the film because I thought he was despicable, but I kept watching and this is when karma intervened. His DNA started changing and he forced to hide amongst them. He may have been turning into a alien but at the same time he gained something else. He found empathy and compassion for the aliens when most of the human race saw only nasty 'prawns' So I guess you had to make him an ass in order for him to change. Oh, and that was a nice touch adding Christopher's son.
It wasn never mentioned but Wikus was just a kid when the aliens arrived so naturally he grew up thinking what everyone thought. Which was contempt, distrust and loathing for a species the humans didn't understand. Bigotry doesn't end overnight, but in Wikus' case it ended as soon as he was exposed to the biochemical.
What I liked the most about this film is Sharlto Copley. Wikus van der Merwe is a very complex character to portray and he was amazing. I still can't believe he wasn't nominated for a Oscar. Well that's Hollywood for ya. Sharlto is going to have a extraordinary career!!! I also like the story and how if you replace aliens with blacks, Jews, or any other race or religion the story still makes sense. You can't understand what someone goes through until you walk a mile in their shoes. It was refreshing to see it filmed in South Africa and not the US.