Something’s Fishy

21 Aug

When you go see a movie like Piranha 3D, you don’t go expecting it to be good.

You go hoping it’ll be so bad that it’s awesome fun, that the filmmakers and the audience will be in on the joke just as much as you are, and that you won’t regret the past two hours when the lights go up. (You know, like The Expendables or Snakes on a Plane.)

Unfortunately, Piranha 3D is just bad. (Keep your “I told you so”s to yourself, please.)

It’s not funny, it’s not silly enough, it’s misogynistic, sexist, gratuitous, ridiculous (not in a good way), and it features some truly bad special effects and lots of unnecessary 3D.

So despite a cast that includes Oscar nominee Elizabeth Shue, Gossip Girl star Jessica Szohr, Adam Scott, Richard Dreyfuss, Christopher Lloyd (whose over-the-top performance gets the best laughs, of course), and Marcellus Wallace himself, Ving Rhames, Piranha 3D is DOA, and that’s why it’s only getting a D from me.

One Response to “Something’s Fishy”


  1. Welcome to Pi’s Ark « Martin's Musings - November 20, 2012

    […] And then there’s the wrong way to use 3D, as evidenced by the unnecessary addition of effects in so many movies in recent years (The Avengers and Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides, for example), and the gratuitous effects used in cheesy movies like Piranha 3D. […]

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