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RE: Piranha 3D - 23/8/2010 11:02:07 PM   
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I only found it a few days back (my mate told me litrally during the adverts before the movie started) that this was actually converted to 3D in post production, which I was not aware off. I have only ever seen it billed as "Piranha 3D", so I just assumed that's the way it was filmed. The 3D is decent, though, had it been playing in my area in 2D, that's how I would have probably seen it. I would be more for 3D, however I just cannot justify it as it's very rarely used properly (Avatar was a shining example of how 3D should be used) and the fact the ticket prices are increased massively. At my local Odeon, it would normally cost me £16 for 2 tickets to see a 2D movie, whereas it cost me £21.50 for Piranha 3D, and after popcorn and drinks, the outing cost near enough £30, which is outragous for the cinema.

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RE: Piranha 3D - 23/8/2010 11:10:13 PM   
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The 3D though is ok,any comparison to Avatar in that regard is unfair,almost every 3D film has been poor-this is way more fun-although i would stump up extra cash to see Sam Worthington eaten by Piranhas.Literally

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RE: Piranha 3D - 23/8/2010 11:32:43 PM   
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The 3D though is ok,any comparison to Avatar in that regard is unfair,almost every 3D film has been poor-this is way more fun-although i would stump up extra cash to see Sam Worthington eaten by Piranhas.Literally
I would willing fork out my £21.50 to see Pandora be invaded by Piranha's. In 3D, of course. The 3D (In Piranha) isn't something I'd rave about, but it's not the worst I've seen, expecially being done in post-production.


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RE: Piranha 3D - 23/8/2010 11:53:26 PM   
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The 3D though is ok,any comparison to Avatar in that regard is unfair,almost every 3D film has been poor-this is way more fun-although i would stump up extra cash to see Sam Worthington eaten by Piranhas.Literally
I would willing fork out my £21.50 to see Pandora be invaded by Piranha's. In 3D, of course. The 3D (In Piranha) isn't something I'd rave about, but it's not the worst I've seen, expecially being done in post-production.


Best mash-up ever!I'd pay double
It was better than Clash Of The Titans,and there were a lot of actual 3D scenes that would have been difficult to watch without the glasses(unlike Titans).I checked!
Again,3D hasn't developed as we would have hoped,it is a cash-in in the broader sense.

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RE: Piranha 3D - 24/8/2010 7:44:20 PM   
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So, Matt Hooper ended his days as the human-spare-rib catalyst for a Russ Meyer-tastic - "tits-ic?" - gorefest? That should be a cinematically sacrilegeous idea - but it isn't. Kelly Brook may just have found her Scream Queen niche - destroying every comfy Saturday night TV route it seemed she was bumbling down two years ago in a role she was born to play.
Jerry MConnell plays the perfect arsehole - and a pug-gremlin-faced piranha burps his chewed up penis at you.  Plus, if you don't find Ving Rhame's "trick your dad used to do at Butlins every year" gargling death funny, hand in your geek licence.
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RE: Piranha 3D - 24/8/2010 9:43:06 PM   
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Eli Roth getting splattered was my favourite part.

Apart from that I thought it was terrible. I wasn't expecting much, but this wasn't even a 'so bad, it's good' thing. It was just bad.

Kelly was lovely though.

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RE: Piranha 3D - 24/8/2010 9:46:46 PM   
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Eli Roth getting splattered was my favourite part.

Apart from that I thought it was terrible. I wasn't expecting much, but this wasn't even a 'so bad, it's good' thing. It was just bad.

Kelly was lovely though.

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RE: Piranha 3D - 24/8/2010 9:49:56 PM   
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Eli Roth getting splattered was my favourite part.

Apart from that I thought it was terrible. I wasn't expecting much, but this wasn't even a 'so bad, it's good' thing. It was just bad.

Kelly was lovely though.

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Haha.

I'll admit it was kinda fun, but the fun bits were few and far between.

Kelly was lovely though.

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RE: Piranha 3D - 25/8/2010 1:05:29 AM   
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Eli Roth getting splattered was my favourite part.

Apart from that I thought it was terrible. I wasn't expecting much, but this wasn't even a 'so bad, it's good' thing. It was just bad.

Kelly was lovely though.

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Haha.

I'll admit it was kinda fun, but the fun bits were few and far between.

Kelly was lovely though.

Twas great!As for "fun",it was a horror!
And it wasn't "so bad"-far better than the Final Destination 3D film.
Nudity,one liners,nudity and mutant fish-in 3D!All fun

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RE: Piranha 3D - 25/8/2010 6:47:15 PM   
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I saw it this afternoon and it's a 3 star flick through and through. The 3D ranged from not half bad to absolutely awful (The wide shots of the lil island the kids were stuck on just looked like one 2D picture stuck on top of another, baaad) and I was kind of expecting even more nudity (3D TITS) from the way some reviews were going on But the gore effects were great as were the last 40 minutes in general. Lots of inventive, gruesome, deaths and Christoper Lloyd hamming it up to the max. Good stuff.
I couldn't help but LOL at the Long hair + Propeller blade sequence too!

As an added bonus I also got my first look at Tron in 3D, and bloody hell the parts set in the game looked fantastic.

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RE: Piranha 3D - 25/8/2010 8:55:47 PM   
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RE: Piranha 3D - 25/8/2010 8:56:53 PM   
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I wasnít too happy when I heard Alexandre Aja, who debuted with the excellent slasher Haute Tension, was embarking on his third remake in a row, even though I did enjoy The Hills Have Eyes and even bits of Mirrors. However Piranha 3D [as itís called, although apparently there are 2D showings around if you look] isnít really a remake of Joe Danteís 1978 film called Piranha, it just takes the same basic idea of killer piranhas and comes up with something new. Well......kind of. Itís very much like Snakes On A Plane, an attempt at a Ďso bad itís good ĎBí type of movie which by the very nature of itís making kind of misses the point. This moves is somewhat better though, and does provide a great deal of guilty fun. When a film opens with Richard Dreyfuss in peril from a whirlpool and mutant fish, in a tiny boat and obviously needing a bigger one, itís hard to really dislike it.

Indeed the shadow of Jaws [or rather itís sequels] does hang over this movie, but of course the script doesnít even try to be anywhere near as good. The characters are set up reasonably well but are mostly stock,and itís all really just an excuse to show lots and lots of gruesome piranha attacks. At first things seem a little tame but they certainly donít remain like that. The filmís major set piece, with the fish causing havoc right at the height of the party, is full of really inventive gory moments, from slicing in half to decapitation to really graphic nibbling, and ended up reminding me of, of all things, the opening of Saving Private Ryan, though of course the gore is of the ďwow, isnít that coolĒ varietyĒ.

The effects by and large work and the fish are very cool menaces. No subtlety with this movie, you see them right from the outset. Maybe this is why the movie is never actually scary, though there are some very suspenseful bits, especially a really tense sequence of people trying to evacuate from one boat to another. Memorable in a different way is a Blue Lagoon-style underwater makeout session between Kelly Brook and a girlfriend which is actually beautifully shot if rather tame, and the filmmakers kindly give us boobies aplenty.

The young cast are predictably feeble but Elisabeth Shue is a fine tough heroine and Christopher Lloyd has a fun cameo as a rather mad doctor. The most disappointing aspect of the film for me was the 3D. Considering the nature of this film, youíd expect loads of pop out moments but there are very few and what was probably supposed to be the highlight, where a piranha pops out of a mouth, doesnít quite work. Coupled with the fact that sometimes when the camera moves things go all blury, I would say that they slightly botched the 3D in this film [though I personally donít think theyíve perfected it in any film yet, and certainly not Avatar] and it will probably play as well as 2D. Whether as Piranha 3D or Piranha, it is definately a fun evening out at the cinema if you donít expect too much,and where else can you see two fish fighting over a severed penis? Aja, though, please do something original for your next film though!
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RE: Piranha 3D - 26/8/2010 8:59:15 AM   
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BOOBIES!! Best Film Ever!

Seriously though, hugely entertaining farce. Was a lot funnier than it made out in the trailer. Jerry O'Connell was awesome. His last words were superb! Some really inventive kills too, total bloodbath.

Did I mention the boobies?

4 stars!

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RE: Piranha 3D - 27/8/2010 9:08:47 AM   
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Im having a tough time convincing the missus to see this with me.

She read a review saying it was basically soft porn! I had to laugh to be honest.

I want to see it more now...


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RE: Piranha 3D - 27/8/2010 9:39:21 AM   
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Don't spoil the pleasure of this film by bringing your missus!?!
This is a male-only zone,and all the better for it!
Besides,you wouldn't want to sit there listening to her judgemental tuts

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RE: Piranha 3D - 27/8/2010 10:55:48 AM   
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Im having a tough time convincing the missus to see this with me.

She read a review saying it was basically soft porn! I had to laugh to be honest.

I want to see it more now...



Too mine to see it...she wasnt impressed with it haha.

Really enjoyed it. Aja never shy's away from the grisly stuff and I think he and KNB FX excelled on this one.

Jerry OConnell is funny as hell in the flick. Good seeing him getting a plumb role and having a laugh with it. Kelly Brook gets a surprisingly rather large role...just a shame she cant act but then again, she's not there to act haha - god she's fit.

Really good gory OTT fun that IMO felt like it ran out of budget at the end because, well, it just finishes. Expected a better, rounded/built up ending but sequel is on its way which I dont mind at all.

Overall, you'll probably put it along side your mini-classics such as the original Piranha and Tremors etc.

****/*****











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RE: Piranha 3D - 27/8/2010 12:26:46 PM   
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Terrible film but really good fun all the same. Laughed so much at how ridiculous, awful and OTT it is. The Jaws references are fun and Christopher Lloyd seems to be chanelling Doc Brown. Stupid fun.

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RE: Piranha 3D - 27/8/2010 11:38:54 PM   
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To be honest, though, this film is nowhere near as 'terrible' as most modern day blockbusters. Even if I was judging it on purely 'serious' merits, then it would still be well above lots of films from the last year.

Really good fun, great homage of old monster/exploitation movies, as well as a nice satire on how this kind of movie is done nowadays. Walks the line perfectly between seriousness and spoof, resulting in what is surely one of the most entertaining films I've seen at the cinema.


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RE: Piranha 3D - 28/8/2010 5:34:17 AM   
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Seen a review of yours somewhere, Piles...

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RE: Piranha 3D - 28/8/2010 10:08:07 AM   
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Got to say I did enjoy this thankfully as it's the first time i've seen 3D this year nothing against it just hate shelling out extra to see it it ticked all the boxes didn't take itself seriously just wish it had also been in 2D. 7/10

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RE: Piranha 3D - 29/8/2010 8:08:55 PM   
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To sum up this film in one word? FUN!

GORE - check. LOTS of NUDITY - check. Plot so basic it should be on sale as part of the TESCO VALUE range - check. I laughed my snake-bollocks off! Dreyfuss' cameo worked a treat and Jerry O'Connell's coke-fuelled porn-director easily stole the show and yes, Miss Brook is 150% Fantastic Eye-Candy! The 3D itself was pretty cool as well. Overall, a good time at the cinema, as it should be.


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RE: A Real Feast - 2/9/2010 4:00:16 PM   
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ha. love the title of your post. That film was pretty good for what it was. Wet Teeee Shirt....


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RE: Awful! - 2/9/2010 7:41:57 PM   
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Jeepers,come on!
The original Nightmare films mixed humour with horror,and this was always billed as more fun than horror anyway.
It was never a bona fide genre member.
It's good family fun,in a Texas Chainsaw Massacre kind of way

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RE: Piranha 3D - 3/9/2010 4:18:09 PM   
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Don't spoil the pleasure of this film by bringing your missus!?!
This is a male-only zone,and all the better for it!
Besides,you wouldn't want to sit there listening to her judgemental tuts


Tell me about it - She heard on the radio that it was nearly soft porn - so I get the judgemental tuts just for wanting to go and watch it now!

I just wanna go and switch my brain off - I keep telling her...its a horror film! lol


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RE: Tits and bass - 5/9/2010 5:01:48 PM   
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This movie was supposed to be 'so bad it's good' but to be honest it bored me.  It was ok but i'd wait for the DVD.
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RE: Film Of The Year!!! - 26/9/2010 6:11:05 PM   
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In recent times, it appears every other film released now has to be in 3D, and some people are getting tired of it. It is nothing new, however, having been used in the past to enhance sequels for Jaws and Friday the 13th. Since it was used mostly for horror films, the gimmick is somewhat appropriate for Piranha 3D, that hopes to be a fun throwback to the monster movies of yesteryear. It even has Allexandre Aja, the director of the Hills Have Eyes remake, at the helm. It may not be aiming for the depths of Inception, and it may try to be a mere brainless affair, but that doesnít mean its flaws should be excused. It is just not a fun or entertaining experience.

At Lake Virginia, during spring break, a quake unleashes a flurry of prehistoric piranhas that devour anything in their path. Meanwhile, young teenager Jake Forester (Steven McQueen) shirks his responsibilities as babysitter to aid with the shooting of pornography videos, which leads him and his friend Kelly (Jessica Szohr) further into the piranha-infested waters, and Jakeís mother Sheriff Forester (Elisabeth Shue) investigates the piranha attacks.

The story is a simple one, which is usually effective for horror movies, and is also mostly an excuse to show the viewers a barrage of blood and breasts. There is nothing wrong with films like this; not every movie has to be thought-provoking and a corny horror movie can provide plenty of amusement. However, Piranha 3D doesnít even succeed at that. These types of movies are meant to be juvenile, but Piranha 3Dís immaturity just makes the viewer embarrassed to be watching it. The comic relief is mostly terrible, especially when a character complains about losing his penis to the piranha and then some piranhas are shown fighting over said penis, and since the characters are not likeable, there is little tension.

It is appropriate that the film is shown in 3D, but that does not mean it is a good thing. The demonic fish look all right, but donít blend well with the human actors. The 3D is used to enhance the murders, most of which are ridiculous, such as a topless woman who gets sliced in two. As prevalent as the 3D is, the feeling that the film should have gone straight to DVD remains.

Neither McQueen or Szohr do a good job with their roles, playing rather annoying and cloying characters that one almost wants the piranha to eat. Elisabeth Shue does better playing Sheriff Forester, who should have probably been the main character as opposed to her son. The best performance belongs to Christopher Lloyd, who, giving his role the same silly bravado he gave in Suburban Commando, brings the filmís only laughs.

There is not a lot to be said that can be said about Piranha 3D. It may be good watching for teenagers hoping to waste an afternoon with their friends, but has little to no appeal for anyone else. It is not even so bad itís good.
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RE: Film Of The Year!!! - 26/9/2010 10:41:48 PM   
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Toooo much analysis there!
And it IS so bad it's good

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RE: Film Of The Year!!! - 27/9/2010 9:26:46 AM   
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Well it's certainly crap, but not quite the crap film you'd hope it would be. It really could have done with more unpredictability (you can pretty much guess the order of the body count well before it materializes) and crucially, some inventive scares. So to say there's not a lot of creative flair on show (unless you count Kelly Brook's curves) would be a bit of an understatement. It passes just about though for having an enjoyably low brow sense of humour Ė which is exploited to the max in the gloriously gory beach attack. Great to see Christopher Lloyd back in films and channelling Doc Brown too!

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RE: Film Of The Year!!! - 27/9/2010 9:22:32 PM   
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RE: Film Of The Year!!! - 29/9/2010 12:25:24 PM   
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disapointing in my eyes and im not entirely sure why? it brought everything i expected with tons of amaziing gore effects,decent deaths and well breasts! the storys whats expected the actings as good as you'd expect there are some great cameos as well.They have wisely not actually remade the original and came up with a new story.
Maybe it was just to slow starting for such a short movie? when the gore comes its off the chart but its takes half the movie to get there so i wanted more! the reveal ending kinda annoyed me as well, it happens and thats it movie finished, i guess it was wanting us to want more but just annoyed me?
anyway for b movie creature features its the best thats come out in a long time, the effects are great at most part (as is kelly brooks boobs!)and damn it you'll have fun watching it on the big screen! The 3d is of course pointless and doesnt add anything to your enjoyment of the films

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