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Piranha 3DD Review


Terrible
After the guilty-pleasure success of 2010's Piranha 3D, the quickly slapped-together trailer for this sequel looked like just as much fun. Sadly, more time and creativity was put into that teaser than the finished movie, which is a choppy, unfunny mess.

Maddy (Panabaker) is back home in Arizona from grad school, working in the water park she owns with her breast-obsessed stepdad Chet (Koechner). But after the Lake Victoria disaster, prehistoric piranhas have migrated here, drawn to the park's chlorine. After consulting with wild-haired expert Goodman (Lloyd), Maddy tries to avert disaster with the help of deputy Kyle (Zylka) and nice-guy Barry (Bush), who are rivals for her affections. But as the summer launch party nears, Chet refuses to close the park.

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Piranha 3D Review


Very Good
A blast of black humour, much of it referring to other films, makes this riotously violent remake rather a lot of fun. And apart from the gleefully grisly 3D effects, the casting alone is a stroke of genius.

Arizona's Lake Victoria is being invaded by virtually naked young people during spring break, but teen Jake (McQueen) has to babysit his young siblings (Brooklynn Proulx and Sage Ryan) because his mother Julie (Shue) is especially busy as the town sheriff. As a sleazy filmmaker (O'Connell) hires Jake to show him the lake, Julie is investigating evidence that an underwater rift has released a school of voracious prehistoric piranhas. So not only must she get all of these drunken revellers out of the water, but she needs to make sure her kids are safe.

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My Favorite Martian Review


Bad
Nothing like a 1960s sitcom remake to brighten up your day, right? Even a cameo by dearly departed Ray Walston can't save this piece of junk, which is unfortunate, because Christopher Lloyd, Jeff Daniels, Elizabeth Hurley, and Wallace Shawn can all be fun to watch on film. Of course, any movie that has a guy passing up Hurley for Daryl Hannah has to make you suspect anyway, right? Wayne Knight's voiced-over talking suit is the only (relative) highlight. Feel free to pass on this one.
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Piranha 3DD Movie Review

Piranha 3DD Movie Review

After the guilty-pleasure success of 2010's Piranha 3D, the quickly slapped-together trailer for this sequel...

Piranha 3D Movie Review

Piranha 3D Movie Review

A blast of black humour, much of it referring to other films, makes this riotously...

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