Piranha 3-D (2010)


Director: Alexandre Aja

Cast: Steven R. McQueen, Jessica Szohr, Elisabeth Shue, Jerry O’Connell

Genre: Comedy/ Horror/ Thriller

Type: Mainstream

Running Time: 88 minutes

Rated R (strong bloody horror violence and gore, nudity)

OK, first of all, I refuse to believe this got a rating of SIX/TEN on IMDB. How did it get so high?

This movie was hilarious, and mostly not even for the right reasons. Keep in mind, I am writing this review nearly a year after seeing it and I can’t really recall anything significant about it besides a vague memory of something involving Jerry O’Connell’s penis and vicious piranhas.

To make it worse, I did see the 3-D version and as we all know, I despise 3-D. One day this opinion might change, but that day is definitely not today. This was obviously a film that relied on the whole 3-D gimmick/fad to make any money. The plot was so-so and the acting, ha. Eli Roth did an uncredited cameo, and for me, that was the best part.

The Long and Short: Let me just cut to the chase- this movie was really bad. I can’t recall anything redeeming about it.

My Recommendation: If you want to have a laugh with some friends and just let your brain not function for 88 minutes, watch this movie. However, if you’re looking for something not along those lines, don’t watch it. Save your money. The economy is improving but it’s not that great just yet.

Favourite Scene: Jerry O’Connell’s penis gets bitten off by a piranha. Mildly entertaining.

Verdict:  F


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