Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Piranha 3DD (2012)

Piranha 3DD (USA, 2012) - Color, Director(s): John Gulager
MPAA Rating: R
[UK: 18]
Approx. 83 min.

Z-rating: 3.5 out of 5 stars for purely mindless fun and entertainment

Cheese Factor: 4 out of 5 stars for the B-movie grade cheese

I guess I should've called the review Piranha DD, since I've only seen the 2D version of it on DVD. I was really looking forward to watching it on the big screen but was bummed to find that it wasn't playing at any theaters near me. If you've seen any the Feast movies that I recommended for Halloween 2010, then you should be pretty familiar with the type of humor expected from a John Gulager film. A purely exploitative trashfest featuring memorable lines of dialogue like, "Josh cut off his penis because something came out of my vagina."

The story here is that a new water park is opening up for the summer and it's going to feature "water-certified" strippers. The asshole (played by the actor I hate most, David Koechner) that owns the place is pumping his chlorine treated water out into the lake, which is attracting the piranha who are looking to spawn. Christopher Lloyd is back to explain that the piranha, affected by the chlorinated water, are confusing the water park for their spawning grounds. A marine biologist, played by Danielle Panabaker (Friday the 13th and The Crazies remakes), rushes back to her step-father that runs the water park and tries to warn him of the danger but he refuses to close the park on the opening day. Once the piranha arrive, it's absolute chaos as the water runs red with blood.

Nudity: With a title like "DD" what do you expect? Of course it's going to be a mindlessly entertaining movie that is filled with tons of nudity and sophomoric humor. My biggest complaint is that I didn't see this movie in 3D, my favorite scene from the original was when the two babes were swimming around each other complete nude in the water. Watching that in 3D was so beautiful, I really wish I saw this one in 3D too. Unfortunately, it didn't seem like this one had as much nudity as the first.

Gore: There was plenty of gore in this movie too, unfortunately though, still not as much as the first movie!!! The cheesy humor and B-movie goodness was definitely there, no doubt. There is some gore but not as much, or as well done, as the first movie.

Awesome: Pretty damn awesome. If this were a standalone film, I think it would be rated a lot higher. The problem is that it's overshadowed by it's predecessor. A lot of people actually bashed this movie when it first came out. I think that the movie is a lot of fun and a decent sequel. Ving Rhames is hilarious as always, there are a couple other cameos that are pretty funny too. This is just an all around fun movie that is very entertaining if you just sit back and let it entertain you. Sure, it's no Piranha 3D, but it's still a damn fun movie. (I don't know that anything can match how awesome the original was!)