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Piranha 3D (2010)

 -  Comedy | Horror  -  20 August 2010 (USA)
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After a sudden underwater tremor sets free scores of the prehistoric man-eating fish, an unlikely group of strangers must band together to stop themselves from becoming fish food for the area's new razor-toothed residents.

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Lake Victoria's annual Spring party by 50,000 young revelers is about to turn into a feeding frenzy with prehistoric hunger-pains. With knee-trembler's above the waves and tremors below, released from their dormant sleep, thousands upon thousands of flesh-eating nippers are released into the lake with whetted appetites and razor-sharp teeth. With a motley crew of strangers thrown together to defend these shores, it is now up to them to prevent the largest eat-out in human, and piranha, history. Written by Cinema_Fan

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lake | fish | sheriff | piranha | teenager | See more »

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Don't Scream...Just Swim! See more »

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Comedy | Horror

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Rated R for sequences of strong bloody horror violence and gore, graphic nudity, sexual content, language and some drug use | See all certifications »

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20 August 2010 (USA)  »

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$24,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

£1,487,119 (UK) (20 August 2010)

Gross:

$25,003,072 (USA) (12 November 2010)
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Richard Dreyfuss worked for two days, while Christopher Lloyd only worked for a single day. See more »

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Although it is very likely that prehistoric piranha trapped in an underground lake evolving over millions of years in complete darkness would, like many deep sea creatures, have vestigial eyes, be true albinos (colorless like cave species) and have developed bio-luminescent capabilities, this would not occur without random mutations to the generic code. Unless there is distinct evolutionary pressure (competition, shortage of resources, visibility to predators, etc.), they would not necessarily evolve these changes (and vestigial structures only become as such if specific random mutations occur or there is a major energy cost to maintaining the active structure). However, things that are advantageous when unable to see would have to evolve for them to find prey, so it is realistic that the piranha developed a highly sensitive sense of smell, as is apparent from their swift attraction to blood from a significant distance. The concept that a top predator could survive for several million years purely by cannibalism without an input of external energy is false. However, they could conceivably have survived if some source of energy was available to fuel the bottom of the food chain. As the underground lake was sealed from sunlight, one possibility is an ecosystem based on geothermal energy. Such ecosystems do, in fact, exist in the benthic zones. So, in theory, at least, the piranhas could have sustained themselves as top predator of a food chain that started with geothermal micro-organisms. See more »

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just how old is the director?
15 August 2012 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This film is without a doubt the most dumbest film ever made in the world. Just how old is the director? Is he 13 years old or something? That'll explain his weird, sick fascination with T&A with gory scenes. This film produces nothing but porno with gore. There is no storyline, no character development, and most certainly, no plot. All i can say to the people who made this film is this; you have the maturity of a teenage pervert with no sense of directing a film.

If your idea of a horror film is T&A, gratuitous sex, and lots of gore, then i'm sorry your mother never loved you. I can do a whole lot better job in making a horror film involving piranhas and it doesn't involve stupid stuff like those. Sure it may have a little gore, but my idea is for psychological scare, not porn with gore.


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