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In 2010, Alexandre Aja created a surprisingly fun spring-break horror remake, Piranha 3D. Written by two writers known for the acclaimed TV series Avatar: The Last Airbender, critics raved about it. Horror-movie fans enjoyed it, and the film made back several times its budget in worldwide box office. Two years later, director John Gulager has filmed a sequel written by horror veterans Marcus Dunstan and Patrick Melton of the Feast and Saw series: Piranha 3Dd.

Set this time in a water park, the premise of Piranha 3Dd is decidedly weaker than its predecessor. In Aja's film, the spring-break crowd at a popular lake is attacked by prehistoric monsters released from an underground lake by seismic activity. Victims in a lake far from shore are vulnerable, and there is much carnage.

Ignoring for a moment that a water park is a sealed system, in Piranha 3Dd no potential victim is more than »

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