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Film: Piranha 3DD
Director: John Gulager
Writer: Patrick Melton, Marcus Dunstan and Joel Soisson
Starring: Danielle Panabaker, David Hasselhoff and Matt Bush
This film I checked out since I had already seen the original one and when a sequel comes out, whether I not I liked the original, I tend to see it. Both of these were fun and I pretty sure I brought this home while working at Family Video on top of it. The synopsis is after the events at Lake Victoria, the pre-historic school of blood-thirsty piranhas makes their way into a newly opened water park.
We start off seeing what happened to the lake from the first film. It’s now closed up and desolate after what the synopsis above stated in the pre-historic fish and killed off all the fish. We see that they’re still alive and on the move. Two older men, Clayton (Gary Busey) and Mo (Clu Gulager) get attacked by the piranhas at night when they are looking for a cow.
The major place for this one is a water park. It is run by Chet (David Koechner) who is trying to turn it into an adult place which is making it quite sleazy. This is much to the displeasure of his step-daughter, Maddy (Danielle Panabaker). She is a marine biologist who comes home for the summer. When home, her ex-boyfriend Josh (Jean-Luc Bilodeau), who is also a deputy, shows up. He is kind a pretty boy jerk. Maddy also works with a guy who also has had a crush on her for some time in Barry (Matt Bush).
There are a couple attacks by these fish early on. First there is a girl who is still a virgin, Shelby (Katrina Bowden). She goes skinny dipping with a guy and a piranha swims inside of her. Another is a couple about to have sex and she accidently releases the brake. The van slowly sinks into the water and they’re attacked.
Maddy, Josh and Barry try to learn about the fish and stop them before the water park opens. Chet and someone else don’t want that to happen and lose money. Will they be able to prevent another attack or are they creating a fest for these vicious fish?
First off, I thought the first one was decent horror movie, this one was not. They used a good deal of nudity, but it was so out of place for the most part that they looked like they just threw it in there to have it. The first one was much better in that respect.
The acting was sub-par as well. I really like Panabaker and Bowden, but in this one they were flat like everyone else. There were a couple funny parts, but I was really disappointed. David Hasselhoff also plays himself and he was funny.
If you want to see nudity and some crazy, bloody fish attacks, I would see this one. At the end there is something that tries to push for another film, but I think they should stop here after this one. It definitely wasn’t good and can’t really say it is a disappointment, I kind of expected it.
My Rating: 4 out of 10