Sunday, 3 July 2011

Piranha (2010)

Written by Happywax      July 2011
Rating 8.5 out of 10

Director - Alexandre Aja

Ving Rhames - Duputy Fallon
Elisabeth Shue - Sheriff Julie Forester
Christopher Lloyd - Mr Goodman
Jerry O'connell - Derrick Jones
Richard Dreyfuss - Matt Boyd
Hey all you Splatter Hounds , Happys got a great Gory movie for all you Kiddies that are going to hang out on the beach this summer. Once again horror maestro Alexandre Aja knocks it out of the park. Not only does he remake Joe Dante's 1978 original in a fresh and exciting way but he also happily ridicules the whole B-movie genre while also skewering contemporary Girls-Gone-Wild/Spring Break trash culture. As if this were not enough, 'Piranha 3D' is a gore-fest par excellence.

The plot is completely basic: an earthquake opens a fissure in a lake near the desert resort of Virginia Beach, releasing huge numbers of prehistoric piranha that had been confined to an underground cave for the preceding two million years. In best B-movie tradition, this occurs during Spring Break which allows for colossal amounts of nudity ( which is AWSOME cause Happy LOVES the boobies) and the opportunity to watch huge numbers of obnoxious frat boys and empty- headed coeds get turned into fish-feed.

There are a good number of scary moments and the special effects are fantastic, the 3D effects actually pop also. Given that Aja is at the helm, the gore flows in absolute buckets and some scenes later in the film are extremely intense. The amount of nudity, sexuality, and graphic violence in this film more than justify it's 'R' rating and this is one of those horror films that is genuinely unsuitable for young children, (Wait, I take that back , I grew up on this kinda stuff , so I'm saying it's ok for the kiddies) The cast (including Elizabeth Shue as the sheriff and Richard Dreyfus in a cameo) actually do their best with a pretty sophomoric script, and there are some truly tasteless moments of gross-out humor. All in all- you get what you pay for and then some. This film rules! Have fun at the Beach this summer.................MMWWAAHHHAAAHHAAA !!!!!!!!!!!

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