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Piranha 3DD (2012)

R | | Comedy, Horror | 11 May 2012 (UK)
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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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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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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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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

11 May 2012 (UK) 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:

$8,493,728
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Dolby Digital | Datasat

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

At the height of its release in the U.S., this only ever played in seventy-five theaters nationwide. See more »

Goofs

When Barry is cleaning up around the pool in the beginning of the film, you see a green bag of chips fly away. He then throws his trash-picker in attempt to catch it. In the next scene, you see that he succeeded, but the bag pinned to the wall is now brown. See more »

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Chet: Double D's get in for free!
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There is a scene after the credits where a lifeguard gets strangled by her whistle after she tries to go save someone. See more »

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Spoofed in This Isn't Piranha 3DD ...It's a XXX Spoof (2012) See more »

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I'm Always Here
Written by John D'Andrea, Joe Henry, Jimi Jamison (as Jimmy Wayne Jamison), Cory Lerios (as Cory Charles Lerios)
Performed by Jason Scheff
Courtesy of The Weinstein Company
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Piranha 3DD

These sort of films are supposed to be tongue-in-cheek, over acted, and trashy, the story plot full of stereo typed characters and bad decision making, along with good measures of tasteless gore and dark humour. Yet having all the right ingredients doesn't mean you can make a good cake. It takes a brilliance to balance these elements together and make something special, something marvelous. Director, Alexandre Aja, achieved this when he delivered Piranha 3D in 2010. Piranha 3DD does not. It feels like they've bought together a collection of not-so-funny one liners and cameo's and written a story around them, filling in any gaps with recycled material from the first film and Jaws 3D. (Certainly an interesting decision, given that Jaws 3-D was a horribly disappointing sequel itself).

The production quality wasn't bad, and the sound was okay. The CGI and effects were a bit dodgy in places, but on the whole, passable. The real downfall for this film is the script. The dialogue starts a little wooden, but becomes increasingly worse as the film progresses and towards the end it's cringe worthy. The jokes are shockingly terrible, and I don't mean offensive, as in edgy or dark, they're just bad. The characters are two dimensional and dull with virtually no relationship building; it's difficult to care whether they live or die. Piranha 3DD is just sloppy (or lazy) writing. It's just a bunch of unexciting ideas that have been forced together to fill up 90 minutes. I never thought I'd say this, but by halfway through I was desperately hoping the piranha would sprout wings.

The humour might appeal to some, and there's generous nudity throughout. Christopher Lloyd has some brief screen time and he is superb. It may be enjoyable with a group of guys over a few drinks and a stack of pizza, but I'd probably give it a miss and re-watch Piranha 3D instead.

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