Piranha 3-D (2010)
Critic Consensus: Playing exactly to expectations for a movie about killer fish run amok, Piranha 3-D dishes out gore, guffaws and gratuitous nudity with equal glee.
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|Rating:||R (for sequences of strong bloody horror violence and gore, graphic nudity, sexual content, language and some drug use)|
|Genre:||Horror, Mystery & Suspense, Comedy|
|Directed By:||Alexandre Aja|
|Written By:||Alexandre Aja, Pete Goldfinger, Grégory Levasseur, Josh Stolberg|
|In Theaters:||Aug 20, 2010 Wide|
|On DVD:||Jan 11, 2011|
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Critic Reviews for Piranha 3-D
Piranha 3D is more funny than disgusting, even when screen fills with half-nude swimmers, bobbing like human dumplings in a roiling vat of borscht. This isn't just sick, it's clas-sick!
For most of Piranha 3D, Aja skates along the line separating satire/camp from horror without straying into the realm of outright parody.
Unapologetically gleeful about doling out the cinematic junk food that you're looking for when you sit down to devour something called, well, Piranha.
The joy of Alexandre Aja's Piranha is that he is accomplishing nothing but a bloody entertaining good time.
Filled with recognisable faces, packed with excessive blood and gore and jokes as corny as they are hilarious, Piranha 3D is, if nothing else, the most honest and unpretentious piece of filmmaking of 2010.
Audience Reviews for Piranha 3-D
So much fun and gore I couldnt stop waiting for more!! Oh thats a rhyme lol. A great cast having a lot of fun with a movie so over the top campy yet horrific. What an ending too lol
What's interesting about this film is that its aware that its bad, and from this, it mocks itself for being bad. It is from this that makes it a good film to laugh with and at. Featuring a nice cast, particularly Christopher Lloyd and Ving Rhames. The film's highlight of constant sexual content, is top off as it even features porn stars Kelly Brooks and Riley Steele. With the film's being so over the top with its constant, in your face gore, it never lets down with the violence and in fact is mostly humorous to many. Piranha 3D definitely isn't one of the greatest films out there, but since its aware that its awful and doesn't try to be serious, if you want something that's jam packed with violence, nudity and is great to laugh along with, maybe give this a shot.
Mr. Goodman: Piranha hunt in packs - not for protection, but for overwhelming force. They're organized, methodical. The first bite draws blood. The blood draws the pack.
"There's Something In The Water"
After seeing Piranha twice now, I still believe to be a great addition to the creature feature genre. It works so well because it is played just right. It appeals to the fan base. It's blood, boobs, and humor. There's nothing scary about this movie, there's nothing great about this movie, and there's nothing overly special about it either. What it is though is a humorous, entertaining, and fun, brisk ride.
When an earthquake occurs under a small towns lake, it opens up a little pathway that allows a bunch of piranha's that were thought to have been extinct for millions of years to come up to the surface. It's perfect timing too because the small town is booming with thousands of college students in for spring break. The sheriff tries to get everyone out of the water, but the drunken college kids aren't going to listen to authority.
What I particularly liked about this movie was that it was presented in a quick way. It didn't overstay its welcome. Coming in at about an hour and twenty-five minutes, it's perfectly paced and perfectly timed. While, it's moving quickly, it pauses for many comedic sequences and for the most part they work. It's never hilarious, but it's often laugh out loud funny, like the last words from the porn director, "Wet t-shirt... wet t-shirt."
Piranha is a movie that has a select, target audience. It's stupid, it's bloody, and it's sexist. Breasts are running wild in this film. So I wouldn't argue with anyone who threw the movie aside as just another brainless, nudity filled creature feature, but you have to admit this is better than most. It's no Jaws or anything, but it's still an above average addition to a rather shitty sub-genre.
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