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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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Don't Scream...Just Swim! See more »

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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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$24,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

£1,487,119 (UK) (20 August 2010)

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$25,003,072 (USA) (12 November 2010)
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During the early part of the movie, Laura, the protagonist's young sister steps on a shard of glass at a beach, it is seen to bleed into the water and attract a nearby piranha. At the end part of the movie when Laura and her brother are saved and pulled into a boat she sits with both her feet soles in full view of the camera and there is no wound. See more »

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Matt Boyd: Oh boy, that's a fast fish.
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After the credits a severed partially skeletal head is shown sinking to the lake floor. See more »

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BEWARE PARENTS and EVERYONE else...Don't even waste your money, time
22 August 2010 | by (Ft. Lauderdale, FL, United States) – See all my reviews

PARENTS BEWARE: This movie is extremely graphic in nudity and sexual content. It verges on porn and should have a NC17 rating!!!

I can't comment on the 3D b/c I have a rare eye condition that doesn't allow me to see 3D. The person I saw the movie with did say the 3D was horrible and only a few scenes were shot in 3D. First off, the movie should be rated NC17. The graphic female nudity was over the top...more than your typical full frontal nudity. Some sexual content that is expected from horror franchises these days. And a severed penis just to mention a few things without spoilers. The movie is not funny and is not scary. If you are a horny teenager who likes campy blood/gore that is not scary - this is the movie for you.

The underwater shots were dark and bloody, so you couldn't see much. It was not scary, not funny, and not entertaining. I did not flintch once, I didn't laugh once, I wasn't entertained at all. In fact, we almost walked out; but for $13 each because it is only showing in 3D near our home, we decided to see if it got better. Unfortunately, the amount of bad got super worse. The ending was ridiculous and predictable.

I hope I can get the word out so no one else goes to see this crappy movie. I am a huge horror fan, but this is not horror for the big screen. It verges on pornographic nudity and campy gore that doesn't look real/scare you. I know it has its place in the horror genre, but it should have gone straight to video with the likes of Antichrist and Razortooth and Camp Blood.

Alexandre Aja did a wonderful, scary, well-directed, unpredictable movie called Tera Haute (High Tension in English). High Tension was phenomenal. I expected the same from him with this movie. Obviously, Aja took the money and spent it on durgs and alcohol for him and his crew, because there is no way anyone in their right mind would think this movie would be great on their resume or on the big screen. I feel bad for the talented actors(actresses) in this movie because it will hurt their career. Obviously, they just needed a quick buck because they haven't made a movie in a while.


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