Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Piranha 3D: Quite the Bloody Time

I'll just start by saying Piranha 3D is not a good movie.  The story about two million year old fish that are unleashed unto a group of unsuspecting spring break tourists is ridiculous.   The "scientist" of the movie (really a fish shop owner) claims that these fish survived isolated from the world for two million years by only cannibalism.

The "3D" in Piranha 3D is up-converted from regular 2D film and it is terrible.  The 3D here does not actually even work well in the movie.  As I watch the movie, I kept on asking myself "Is this film really in 3D?"  the 3D effects are that poor and hardly recognizable.  The two real 3D scenes in this film involve (1) vomiting into the screen and (2) a severed penis.

What Piranha has and has a lot is blood.  This movie is only of the bloodiest movies I have seen in years.  The attacks by the piranha are viscous and incredibly gory.  It is so gory that it challenges the Saw and Hostel franchises for the most cringe-worth deaths.

If you are a fan of these blood-fests, this movie might just be for you.  Otherwise, stay away from Piranha 3D.

I rate this movie 1 and 1/2 stars (out of 4)

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