Tuesday, September 7, 2010
Piranha 3D (2010)
After a sudden underwater tremor sets free scores of the prehistoric man-eating fish, an unlikely group of strangers must band together to stop themselves from becoming fish food for the area's new razor-toothed residents.
After seeing the trailers for this early in the summer I thought it looked like the worst movie that would come out in 2010. When the reviews started coming in though I kept hearing about the film makers doing it right and not trying to make it some hit 3D teen movie. That it was made knowing it was a B-Movie and made it over the top with boobs and gore. So I decided I had to see it.
I would say they got it about 65% right, there are many great elements to this movie. There is one epic scene where the piranha's finally make it to the Spring Break festivities and it doesn't disappoint. It has Troma film written all over it. I don't want to spoil any of it, but if there is one reason to see this movie, this scene is it (if your into Piranha's ripping people apart).
Many of the characters are great B-Movie rolls, Jerry O'Connell playing the coked up girls gone wild director. Ving Rhames chopping up piranha's with a boat propeller, Christopher Lloyd and Richard Dreyfuss (all that needs to be said).
The rest of the movie seemed to be exactly what it shouldn't. A teen "comedy" that really isn't funny. It really seemed to bring down the movie and at times made me wonder why I wasted the money to be there. There is a very boring relationship subplot for the main character that really doesn't get explained very well and takes up way to much screen time.
Overall it was a fun trip to the movies, it had what was promised, boobs and over the top gore. There really isn't any other reason to see if besides that.
When To Watch Rating: Drunken Guys Night
Playing in Theaters