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Piranha 3D (2010)

R  |   |  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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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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Release Date:

20 August 2010 (USA)  »

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Piranha 3-D  »

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$24,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

£1,487,119 (UK) (20 August 2010)


$25,003,072 (USA) (12 November 2010)

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This is the first time Elisabeth Shue and Christopher Lloyd have shared screen time since Back to the Future Part III (1990). See more »


The topless parasailing girl (Gianna Michaels) briefly has her top back on while being attacked. See more »


[first lines]
Matt Boyd: Oh boy, that's a fast fish.
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Written by William Abers (as Willy "Wil-Dog" Abers), Ulises Bella, Raul Pacheco (as Raúl Pacheco), Justin Poree (as Justin Porée), Asdrubal Sierra (as Asdru Sierra) and Jiro Yamaguchi
Performed by Ozomatli
Courtesy of Mercer Street Records
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Blood, Guts, Teeth, & Naked flesh in Red Water in 3D...What more can you ask for?
20 August 2010 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

I really liked the original Piranha (1978) and the 1995 TV remake so I was really excited about the 2010 remake, particularly when I heard that it is in 3D and when I saw the trailer that makes you want to go see the movie. I have always loved underwater horror movies ever since I've seen the all time classic Jaws (1975).

The story is that there has been an underwater earthquake which has unleashed prehistoric piranhas. These piranhas were supposed to be extinct 2 million years ago but their habitat was 200 feet underground of the sea all along. The rest of the story is all about stupid teenagers who can't act and we don't care about trying to avoid turning into fish food. This kind of story is a much better idea because Piranhas are generally not that aggressive.

The movie was bashed even before it was released because most people thought it was a cheesy movie with bad CGI but I loved every minute of it because it was so entertaining; fun, very relentless and I had a really good time watching it.

Piranha 3D is not a masterpiece or is going to the Oscars (unless it is nominated for the best movie with flesh getting peeled off the bones) it is just a fun popcorn movie that has more than enough to keep you entertained.

If you are the kind of person that likes gore or nudity or both then check this movie out. Personally I enjoy gore and also if you liked Snakes on a Plane.

Overall Horror & Thriller are my favourite genders which Piranha is and after a long time there is an underwater horror movie that can be seen on the big screen since not every movie is the kind that can be viewed on the cinema.

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