The kind of movie I never would have watched if it wasn't streaming on Netflix. Part of me is disappointed that Alexandre Aja has become mired in the limbo of b-movie remakes, but I also realize that the only reason "Piranha" is halfway entertaining is because of Aja's ghoulish touch. Most of the runtime is comprised of weak jokes and tasteless nudity, but the finale ascends into true grand guignol territory.
Entretenimiento pop dinamitado desde dentro: jugando otra vez con la explotación de la iconografía americana, Aja entrega una nueva obra de carácter explosivo, donde la subversión radica en la congestión desorbitada del terror adolescente en favor de la aparición de un gusto trash porno-sangriento. Los exacerbadamente cuerpos carnosos se mutilan en el centro de una pelicula que es mas inteligente de lo que aparenta
Exhilarating trash, perhaps the most unabashedly perverted, big budget gore flick in recent memory. Bonus points for all the tits and ass, Jerry O'Connell's bitten off cock and Chelsea Handler as the Sheriff.
It doesn't matter how many Gianna Michaels pornos you've seen, you have never seen her get eaten out like this before! In all seriousness, the movie delivers what it audience wants: boobs, laughs, and gore. The cameos were a nice touch too. Is it remarkable? No. Enjoyable? Yes, for fans of the genre.
Exploitation remake of an exploitation movie. Lots of gore. Lots of nudity. Lots of actors who are better than the material. And in 3D - but poor 3D - which creates some odd looking shots. The underwater 3D in "Creature from the Black Lagoon" was much better than this. Despite the flaws, the movie has a goofy, slightly-sleazy-but-not-too-sleazy charm and I enjoyed it well enough.
A great start promises a tongue-in-cheek extravaganza and lots of gore, but in the end we are left with just gore. The visuals are dazzling, the creature design both creepy and frightening, but director Alexandre Aja quickly trades both the initial premises and the suspense for a flat and uninspired second act. The final showdown between dumb teenagers and clever fish is great though.
This movie is good. It knows what it is and doesn't even try to be something more. And, that's a plus. So shallow. It gives you all you expect from a movie called Piranha 3D. Richard Dreyfuss doesn't even have a line!!! Good to see Christopher Lloyd, whose screen time is equally so brief. I take all these as a joke. In the era of misguided movies with misguided use of technology, this movie has my recommendation.
Dr Greenberg came up with a great idea called the Predator Button, which could revolutionize cinema -- basically, a device that would allow you to interrupt any movie that bored or irritated you by pressing a button that would dispatch invisible killer aliens to murder every character on screen. This is the first movie we have seen to implement this remarkable technology. Cathartic.