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Piranha 3DD (2012)

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After the events at Lake Victoria, the pre-historic school of blood-thirsty piranhas make their way into a newly opened waterpark.

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John Gulager
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Danielle Panabaker ... Maddy
Matt Bush ... Barry
Katrina Bowden ... Shelby
Jean-Luc Bilodeau ... Josh
David Koechner ... Chet
Chris Zylka ... Kyle
Adrian Martinez ... Big Dave
Paul James Jordan ... Travis
Meagan Tandy ... Ashley
David Hasselhoff ... David Hasselhoff
Christopher Lloyd ... Mr. Goodman
Paul Scheer ... Andrew
Gary Busey ... Clayton
Clu Gulager ... Mo
Sierra Fisk ... Bethany
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Storyline

Having awoken from their spring break extravaganza at Lake Victoria, the swarm heads upstream where they look to make a meal out of Big Wet, a local water park where when it comes to fun, nobody does it wetter! Though they came to get wet, get loaded and get some, the staff and patrons get more than they bargained for when they must face the fiercest, most bloodthirsty piranhas yet. Lead by the strong-willed, studious Maddy and her friends, Barry and Kyle, the trio must dive in and take on these man-eating creatures using every ounce of their being but can they be stopped? Written by bs7162

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Taglines:

Twice the Teeth. Twice the Terror. See more »

Genres:

Comedy | Horror

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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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Trivia

The film was intended to take place around five or ten years after the events of the first film, and would have shown the fully adult piranhas, as implied at the end of the first film See more »

Goofs

The orientation of the cinder block Barry uses to keep himself underwater while rescuing Maddy changes. When he first goes in the water it is horizontal (with him holding both ends). When he gets to the bottom of the pool he is holding it vertically (holding only one end). And when he gets to Maddy it is horizontal again (holding both ends). See more »

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David Hasselhoff: Welcome to rock bottom.
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Crazy Credits

The end credits are first interrupted by a "clip" from Hasselhoff "music video" Fish Hunter, then by some bloopers, then by a "clip" from "Making of" the Hasselhoff "music video", then by outtakes, and finally, the proper Stinger. See more »

Connections

Spoofs Jaws 3-D (1983) See more »

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Internet Killed The Video Star
Written by Eric Victorino, Giovanni Giusti
Performed by The Limousines
Courtesy of Dangerbird Records
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Just Pathetic
1 June 2012 | by DoctorRabbitSee all my reviews

Well this was a huge disappointment! I really liked the first Piranha 3D film so I was looking forward to this. This is a lazy, lifeless, and pointless sequel that had no business being made. Instead of being so bad it's good like the first film, this one is just so bad it's terrible. For starters, the first Piranha film actually had likable characters and somewhat of a plot to it. This one has the thinest of a plot you can get and the characters are incredibly lifeless and not even the main character serves any purpose to the film at all. You'd think that with this being a sequel they would amp up the gore and deaths, but the deaths in this one are actually tamer than the first and there's actually less of them. The film tries to be much more of a comedy this time around by adding more humor which all of it falls flat. The humor in this film is so awful and outdated thats it's hard to believe anyone over the age of 13 actually wrote this film. But, what really annoyed me about this film is just how damn stupid it is! The writers couldn't even come up with a decent way to get these characters in a situation to set up a death scene and instead have them do something really stupid or come up with a really stupid reason to get them in a situation that sets up a lame death. The acting here (even though it's suppose to be bad) is bad even for a B-Movie. And just when you think you will finally get a payoff after sitting through 55 minutes of crap, the film presents you with a lazy and totally underwhelming climax that is filmed so poorly that most of the time you can't even tell what is going on (And this really sucks because that was the highlight of the first film). And then, the film presents us with an ending so stupid and forced that even those who can suspend their disbelief the most will be left frustrated with just how incredibly stupid the ending is. The film is a short (althought it feels much longer) 70 minutes followed by 11 minutes of credits that include a ton of lame outtakes. I can now see why The Weinstein Company decided to only release this in barely any theaters and just put in on VOD. I still can't believe how bad this movie was. The director John Gulager shouldn't ever be allowed to be involved with a film ever again because this guy can't direct to save his life. Alexandre Aja who directed the first film actually understood the material he was working with. John Gulager had no idea what the hell he was doing and just decided the wip out a POS to make a quick buck because he obviously didn't care about this film at all and just wanted to get paid. As far as the cameo's in the film go, Gary Busey is only in the films opening scene and is wasted (the only thing we get to see him do is light a cow's farts on fire). Ving Rhames cameo doesn't just feel forced, but also is just really pathetic and sad to watch. The only positive things I can say about this film was that David Hasselfhoff's scenes are actually chuckle worthy and there's a lot of gorgeous nude women on screen many times. Even though i'm only giving the film 1/2 a star, that feels generous. This film could've really been a blast and fun just like the first one was, but it really is just an atrocity of a film that not even the biggest fans of the first one will enjoy. If you are looking for a fun B-Movie, go rent Piranha 3D and just forget that this film even exist. Piranha 3DD tries to so self-award of itself that it just ends up being exactly what it's parodying.


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Country:

USA | Japan

Language:

English

Release Date:

14 July 2012 (Japan) See more »

Also Known As:

Piranha 2 See more »

Filming Locations:

Kure Beach, North Carolina, USA See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$5,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$182,237, 3 June 2012

Gross USA:

$376,512

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$8,518,634
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital | Datasat

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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