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Piranha 3-D (2010)

A movie directed by Alejandre Aja.

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SUPER FUN FLICK

  • Nov 21, 2011
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PIRANHA

Ah remakes, they are some tricky little things. It seems like so many come out that you hate them all. You swear them all off and then a good one actually makes its way out. This kiddies is one such remake, one that is actually good. Of course with Alexandre Aja behind the boards you knew this was going to entertaining. I mean how could it not be as he really knows how to make these types of flicks. I knew this was going to be a fun ride.

The story follows some young people [of course] during spring break and a filmmaker [I guess]. They are all about partying, swimming, drugs, sex, and all those great things we are not supposed to do in public. Little do they know that there something has happened that has caused some prehistoric fish to come back. Naturally the party never stops even when warned but that only makes things more fun for us.

This is one of those meant to be fun flicks that were never meant to be taken seriously. If you went into this expecting a real dramatic scary flick then I know you were surprised. Of course any film that is in theaters as a 3-D flick can not be taken seriously in my opinion. Also how could a remake from a classic be anything but awesome fun. From the kills to the T&A this is just a popcorn flick.

Performances were as to be expected here as all were believable enough which is a good thing for these types of flicks. It was really great to see Christopher Lloyd in this and even Richard Dreyfuss in a great cameo at the beginning. Any real movie buff should get that beginning, really you should. Can anybody say "Jaws", very good kiddies.

As for the kills you know there are plenty of those and they are great as one would expect. There is plenty of young flesh for these fish to rip into and they very much do. Also the film was made very well and looked really good, which I think added to it being really fun. It lost that Grindhouse look and feel of the original but its clean look adds to a false sense of security if that makes sense and the lightheartedness of this remake

I also love the special features for this film with a nice commentary and such but it is the in depth behind the scenes making of that I love. Over all this is a really fun flick that is highly entertaining. If you get the chance to check this out I say go for it and rent it or even buy it. There is a lot of blood and T&A in this film so if that is your thing you should really enjoy this..

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November 21, 2011
This looks campy and awesome. Sounds like good group movie night material. Thank you!
November 24, 2011
It is fun
 
November 21, 2011
Hah. this may be the future of 3D LOL!!
November 24, 2011
Lets hope
 
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review by . January 14, 2011
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Munch On Some Hot Bods, Bring On The Blood, Gore and Comedy!!
Remember how the now-classic monster film “Jaws” had inspired many films that portray of sea beasts on a rampage? Movies like “Orca”, “Alligator” and even the 1978 Roger Corman classic “Piranha” were a dime-a-dozen in multiplexes. Corman’s classic film was a great time; it was filled with comedic overtones with a successful low-budget execution that inspired the viewers’ imagination. Directed by Joe Dante, the 1978 classic was just so much …
review by . February 19, 2011
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** out of ****     Alexandre Aja's "Piranha 3D" is an obnoxious horror film that wants to be as harmless as possible by offending many and entertaining just about anyone else. It promises a boobs-n'-blood thrill-ride, and it delivers one; for the most part. While there are certainly some entertaining scenes to "Piranha 3D", and in many ways it's better than the film its remaking, it's not as good as it might want to be. There's not much wrong with "Piranha 3D", but then again …
review by . August 20, 2010
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Quick Tip by . November 21, 2011
posted in Movie Hype
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This is one of those meant to be fun flicks that were never meant to be taken seriously. If you went into this expecting a real dramatic scary flick then I know you were surprised. Of course any film that is in theaters as a 3-D flick can not be taken seriously in my opinion. Also how could a remake from a classic be anything but awesome fun. From the kills to the T&A this is just a popcorn flick.
Quick Tip by . March 15, 2011
Perhaps the most retarded horror film of 2010. It's killer fish meets Girls Gone Wild only a lot less interesting. If this is the best that Aja can do, he needs to retire now.
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Debating the merits of Piranha 3D, director Alexandre (Mirrors) Aja's testosterone-driven valentine to Joe Dante's 1978 original and the excesses of '80s genre films in general, is a fool's errand; it is, after all, a movie about prehistoric fish preying on hormonal partygoers in various states of undress--and in 3D, mind you--so any review must answer the question--does it deliver what its key audience (young men, ages 14 to 24) require? On that front, the answer is an unequivocal yes. Special effects creators Greg Nicotero and Howard Berger present a veritable buffet of gruesome ways for the thinly drawn characters to die, from a piranha burrowing through a swimmer's head to the horrible encounter between a boat propeller and a longhaired victim. The sheer amount of nudity on display rivals a week's worth of Cinemax late-night screenings, rendered all the more excessive in 3D; as for the gimmick itself, it lends some unsettling depth to the underwater attacks. In short, if one attends Piranha 3D for grindhouse-style yucks, it's bound to be a rollicking good time. All others may find its relentless, Red Bull drive wearying; the whole affair is clearly meant to be a goof, just as Dante's original (produced by Roger Corman and penned by John Sayles) was, but where Dante's target was monster movie camp of the '50s and '60s (as well as Jaws), Aja and writers Peter Goldfinger and Josh Stolberg take aim at either ...
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Director: Alejandre Aja
Genre: Horror
Release Date: August 20, 2010
MPAA Rating: R
Screen Writer: Josh Stolberg
Runtime: 89 minutes
Studio: Dimension
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