By Julie D. Griffin
A sophomoric film looking more like a competitor funded resort tactic made only to degrade and evacuate all further business done at the American collegiate spring-break capital of the world actually does more than just seem like a free warning as to why not to go.~ Several armies of piranha not necessarily enough to do any damage show up at Cape Victoria. A dim Arizona fisherman comes across a sluggish cow-sized piranha, and soon the crew finds themselves quickly sliced up. However, the men who seemed sluggish themselves entertain the audience by exhibiting a stance to just stand-by and appear to give the large piranha an overt invitation nothing short of an eery male come on. In addition to the violence submissive fishermen, strangely enough, Piranha 3D although a clear warning of where not to go for spring break and also what not to do, one woman bathes at first with the ideals of her own uncle for making money anyway. Although the resort once held some good memories, self-absorption, poor management coupled with unsightly greed at all of the wrong times and places, sharp teeth and everything that the tourists could have easily gotten stopped at the onset, if only they had known that how involved more than bait and a simple fish hook, is about to go awry.
The film, unlike a last ditch attempt of some director to try to last minute revive a technique drive-in movie, holds classic and memorable value. As a pulp fiction type of depression days rag romance, with an added thriller quality, the piranha series of films do have value there. The action and the plot rate accordingly. And according to national movie ratings, even though and especially strangely enough although most of the attraction of the script seems to center around the fact that a bunch of college students allow themselves to do something just a little simple prevention, preparation and common sense might had easily quality controlled, PIRANHA 3D by Dimension Films rates as a most popular film series. After all, anyone murdered by fish while having sex in padded vans and while also simultaneously holding up enough plates to engage in a numerous variety of various other acts during spring break, some of the activity is enough to tire enough the most avid entrepreneur ~ One sarcastic local college film review amateur even laughingly touted the film as something along the lines of, “Piranhas and porn make for gory greatness.” Although as most good horror films, the resort business here faces numerous challenges, most of which targeted at keeping the resort customers satisfied and content while embracing an ongoing sense of perishing danger around every corner, even if the business might fail, it seems that the movie does not.
Pegged in other reviews as an action, horror, science-fiction and thriller, the film also at one moment depicts some apparent underwater earthquake releases which the expulsion of the ancient maneating fish who as piranha of even Audrey Hepburn’s African Queen enjoyed travelling the Amazon while also exhibiting a more traditional drive-in movie gala event complete with such other films along the lines of the fashion of fish who also at times enjoy the sport where fauna eat people. Even a classic episode, rich with the days of John Belushi, Saturday Night Live once even kicked around a humorous (Richard Dreyfus) Jaws series of ongoing skits on the show where a giant shark called simply Land Shark makes U.P.S. deliveries. The unsaavy who answered the door whether to accept any deliveries whether of chocolate candy or a dozen red roses got eaten by the shark outside the door. However, of course reality predicates that although there are some who find even some horror films only lightly entertaining mirrors something about the society of today, at times difficult to understand. And then, due to some of the irony- based material found regarding watching others just wade into death or dangerous situations unknowing, the contrast between the simulated package delivery of the shark on Saturday Night Live while funny, the actual attack of piranha or shark is no more funny than rape, murder or other serious crimes against human beings. Equally interesting to note in contrast is that patrons of such films do not seem to fear local swimming pools and even brief summer vacations to ocean resorts as a result of viewing lifelike stories regarding fish with razor teeth people eating visuals. However, Vincent Price made a wonderful lifelong career right along with the equally handsome Alfred Hitchcock, and much later Meryl Streep and Jack Nicolson, separately for this type of genre, and even at times a more eccentric Johnnie Depp flew in on his own individualistic natured coat tails for some more box office rocking fear films and some of which offered many some more modernistic liason which accentuated previous horror films. Films that once sat some on the edge while new such as The Blob, the aficionado film viewer of today could not even begin to suddenly anticipate the anxiety-filled type of thrillers such as The Birds, The Shining, The Astronauts Wife, and even Death Becomes Her and The Witches of Eastwick, let alone the whole flux of Jason films, and those involved with high-profile crime and whether fantasy or true, although some with light influctuations of some indirect comedy offer a subtle hint of like some sugar with black coffee, light horror. The draw of the human desire to explore. short of the need for some sheer entertainment and examine the engagement of a mystique experience though seems as psychologically unknown at times as the why of people who number nations flock and flow to other provocation throughout the world of a similar kind of nature.
With Elisabeth Shue as Julie Forester, Christopher Lloyd as Mr. Goodman and Eli Roth and Jerry O’Connell and Steven R. McQueen work as actors and actresses who play their parts very well in the movie. The 88-minute film, rated R and likely for some rather heavy sequences of strong and bloody horror, teeth like knife-ripping violence, gore, graphic nudity, sexual content, language and some drug use. Other than that, this is therefore not likely a movie for children of any age.The 2010 comedy horror remake of the original 1978 film was produced at the interesting popular getaway location of Lake Havasu, Arizona by Atmosphere Entertainment MM.