Better than its 1978 original since it embraces the glorious, crude-and-rude, splatter-comedy, B-film fun of the 1980's. Its polished trash on a bigger budget than its brethren, despite sometimes floundering in basic setups and cliched characters. It wears slasher-like themes akin to the past: perverted bros and sex-crazed females are punished equally... and we know the meek truly do inherit the earth.
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.
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.
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.