Piranha 3D a Movie Review

Piranha 3D - August 20th

Well the much anticipated movie Piranha 3D  has descended upon America. Its' release date was on August 20th, 2010.

I suspected It would be a big hit. It plays on peoples fears of this carnivorous creature. Piranhas are well known and feared for their teeth, razor sharp and capable of shredding flesh in seconds.

Piranhas have a reputation for being very violent, which is something reminiscent of how people viewed sharks at the time when the movie jaws was debuted. I remember being about 7yrs old when Jaws came to the theaters. I wouldn't go into the lake much less the ocean because of that movie. Since I've grown up I now love these kinds of movies if they are well made. If they are cheaply done, you can tell and they just seem cheesy.

Since my husband and I love these kind of movies, we were sure to go to the theater to see this one to get the full effect. Many times we just wait for a movie to come out on video, but this one has peaked my interest. And how better to see a 3D movie than on a big screen at the theater.

Piranha 3D - Movie Review

Okay, I finally got to see the movie, and let me just say WOW! If you are the type of person who doesn't like blood and guts,gore kind of movies then this movie is not for you. Because there is plenty of it. As expected for this type of film.

What I didn't expect however is that there would be so much nudity, mostly women, but in an unexpected scene, there was well let me just say too much man parts floating around. All of this I could have done without. I think it was totally unnecessary and would have been just as effective without it.

The special effects were quite good however, the CG piranha were done really well and did look like something out of prehistoric times. And the sheer number of them were staggering.

There were also some very beautiful scenes underwater at first before all the mayhem. Deep underwater cave scenes and such.

As far as the 3D part goes, some scenes did look quite good, however it didn't look like the 3D effect I thought they would. Nothing really seemed to jump out at me, or feel like I could reach out and touch it like I have experienced with other 3D movies.

I won't spoil it for anyone who wants to go see it but, I was a little bit disappointed. Too much nudity, not needed. And some of the gore scenes were too over the top. Maybe even a bit unbelievable. But then again a prehistoric piranha species that had been under a huge lake for thousands of years seems unrealistic as well. After all it is just a movie.

I don't think it was worth the price of admission and might even say that I probably would wait for the dvd. It was a good experience, but it left me feeling a little disappointed.

The story was fairly typical as well, Spring Break on a big lake, thousands of teenagers out to have a good time, not listening to law enforcement. A couple of people you hate so you don't mind when they meet their demise. And a young boy and his young siblings who manage to escape the bloodthirsty piranha.

If you don't mind the gore and the blatant nudity then you will probably like this movie. So go see it enjoy it.

The very last scene says it all, I think by that scene, there will be a Piranha 3D sequel.

Piranha 3D - Official Trailer

Piranha can Bite!

 I decided to show this next video because it shows very well how a piranha will bite, hard and fast.  There are reports that they can bring down a wild animal bending down in the river trying to get a drink of water, especially if it is sick or weak. And with a bite like this and since they travel in schools, I can see how that would happen.  Seems very violent, but I know its just the cycle of life.

(But you won't catch me getting in waters where there are Piranha. Just to be safe.)

Pirahna Bite Test

Piranha 3D

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Diane Inside 6 years ago Author

Lol, Anonymous, I take it you didn't like the movie. Yes, I was dissappointed as well. As were many others. I almost think it deserved an X rating. I totally understand what you're saying. Thanks for your comments.


Anonymous 6 years ago

I totally hated this movie! There is no other words to say it except it was CRAP! As a women, it was totally offensive the amount of nudity! If we want to see porn, we will hire porn. If I had been alone, I would have walked out of the movie. Unfortunately I was with a friend and stuck it out - suffered in silence. Predictable, weak story, and even wonderful actors like Elizabeth Shue and other known names could not save it. Gore galore, totally over the top, unrealistic looking fish. The worst movie of the year in my opinion and I'm a huge movie fan. Maybe even the biggest movie disappoinment of my life so far! Not what I expected at all. I felt violated, and won't see this Director's rubbish ever again. At least with porn you know what to expect. With this movie, even being rated R, you would think a little scene here or there, not the WHOLE movie filled with boobs and anything else he could push onto us.


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Diane Inside 6 years ago Author

Yeah, I think there were more dissappointed people than we realize. Looks like the movie makers would realize that. Glad you stopped by. initialyourself.


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italianizeyoursel 6 years ago

I think this could've been a lot better. Usually I don't mind some nude chicks when a story starts to get boring, but this was like Girls Gone Wild with an occasional Piranha attack. If I wanted to see GGW, I could've stayed home and saved the $12 that I paid for the ticket. I wanted to see fish killing people, dag nabbit. The last .5 hour was good. At least Sharktopus is due out soon.


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Diane Inside 6 years ago Author

Hey Steve, so you had a similar experience I see. Don't get me wrong, I don't mind nudity or even sex, if it is in the right context. But here it just dissappointed me. It was still a kind of neat movie as far as the 3D part goes, just not spectacular. Thanks for stopping by sorry it took so long to respond to your comment.


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Stevennix2001 6 years ago

Yeah, I agree with you completely on this review, as it sounds like we had almost the same opinion about it. Don't get me wrong, I don't mind looking at hot naked girls having sex or just naked girls period but in a movie, I often find sex and/or nude scenes distasteful and frankly unnecessary.

Seriously, outside the film, "Watchmen", most sex and nude scenes don't really add anything to the overall quality and story content of a film. If anything, it distracts from it. Heck, the five minute naked lesbian make out underwater scene could have been edited out, to devote more screen time to develop the love story between the two teenage protagonists. As it seems very little if any screen time was used to develop their story. therefore, I think a lot of the nude and sex scenes could have been taken out to develop the story a bit more if you ask me.

Besides, the way I see it if I wanted to watch a movie with hot girls and sex, then i'd just go out and watch porn then. it has all the sex and naked girls you want, and no story getting in the way. lol


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Diane Inside 6 years ago Author

Glad you checked out my hub DarkDisOrder. Yeah enjoy the movie, if you like gore and mayhem it will be right up you alley. Have Fun.


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DarkDisOrder 6 years ago from B.A.D. (Beyond All Dimensions)

Damn that looks like a piranha on steroids, LMFAO, can't wait to check it out, thanks for posting...


vaughnFry 6 years ago

movie was great, fun and very very gory... but fun!


3212 6 years ago

hey just heard of tom chatalbash's movie review of PIRANHA 3D and he said it was, and i quote, " one of the fun, not best, but fun movies of the summer" he also said it was a blast!!!! and the goriest film he ever saw


kell34 6 years ago

omg, i cant wait for this big hit.people say this is sooo ridiculous and i say where they get that, but these are just the movies to sit through eating popcorn and having a really good time, to where ever the movie takes you, now it'd be better because the movie is in 3D, and heard it was a good 3D movie!


jesse 6 years ago

I JUST SAW THIS TOO, AND IT REALLY SHOULD BE SEEN ONLY IN 3D, I MEAN I WAS BLOWN AWAY BY THE GORE EFFECTS AND THE PRE-HISTORIC PIRANHAS. I JUST LOOOOVVVVE, WHEN THE SPRING BREAK KIDS GET EATEN OR ATTACKED. THIS WAS JUST A BIG FUN AND SEXY PARTY.


dean 6 years ago

om fricken G!!!!!!!! i just saw piranha 3d on the computer and it was so freakin cool. PLEASE guys go support this movie, and see it in 3D, because this looks like so much more fun in 3d, than in 2d. im actually gonna go see this in 3D tomorrow, and im still excited to see it, AGAIN!!


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nrasch 6 years ago from St. Louis, Missouri

As much as I want to see this movie, I'm thinking I should sit this one out if I ever want to step foot in a lake again. Looks fun though!


karen 6 years ago

this looooooks great. i cant wait, we all should go to the movies, lol.i wish i could of went to the premiere, last night!


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Diane Inside 6 years ago Author

Hey GardenofStone, and Becky, I'm so glad you came by, I'm glad you liked the trailer, and the bite test, videos, I tought they were great as well. Lets go to the Movies!


Becky  6 years ago

I really want to see Pirana 3D!! :D Does anyone know the how old you have to be to see it?? I think the trailer is abit like jaws but jaws wasnt 3D and was only a shark. But i think it looks amazing i keep watching the trailer over and over and that video of the real pirana above (it tried to bite his hand!!) thanxx for putting the trailer on her and the video of a real pirana. :D


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GardenOfStone10 6 years ago from Canton, MI

I really can't wait to see this movie!


grace 6 years ago

WOw you all are sure PUMPED UP to see this! i am, too. i cannot wait it comes out tomorrow!!!! i just saw one death scene on youtube, but i wont ruin a thing, all that it was, was.. just..... PURELY AMAZINGLY GORY AND CRAZY/FUN


tom 6 years ago

Wow just saw vampires suck on the computer and it sucked bad, at least i didnt go see it in theaters. thanks though kentra for the update! but yeah, piranha 3d looks fantastic. saw the 9 min clip and it was SO freakin awesome. and one last thing, you all shoud check out scott pilgrim v.s. the world and the expendables, saw both at the theaters and they were both worth the theater experience and im pretty danm sure PIRANHA 3D will be too!!


SUSAN 6 years ago

HEY EVERYONE. IM SURE WERE ALL PROUD TO SEE PIRANHA 3D. THERES A LOT OF HIPE TO THIS AND I HEAR THE DEATHS IN THIS FILM ARE JUST COOL. OH YEAH, HEY SCOTT!! OF COURSE, YOU A GOREFEST MOVIE FREAK SO I WSNT SUPRISED TO SEE YOU HERE


LENN 6 years ago

YOU ALL SHOULD ALSO CHECK OUT STEP UP 3D, IT WAS PRETTY GOOD, NOT THE GREATEST BUT VERY CREATIVE. ON THE OTHER SIDE I THINK PIRANHA 3D WILL BE WAY MORE WORTH THE EXTRA COUPLE OF BUCKS FOR THE 3D!!!11


brenise 6 years ago

CAN NOT WAIT, ANY LONGER! THIS IS GONNA BE A HIT


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Diane Inside 6 years ago Author

You guys are funny, just as pumped as I am. Get ready Friday is just a couple more days.


kentra 6 years ago

omg! you all r RIGHT!!!!! THIS LOOK GREAT!! YOU ALL SHOUD CHECK OUT THE SOUNDTRACK SONGS THERE AMAZING!!!!! MAN, O' MAN THIS FRIDAY FOR ME IS GONNA BE A PARTY!!! NEVER HAVE I FELT THIS PUMPED UP FOR A MOVIE. JUST FOR EVERYONE'S INFO ABOUT MOVIES... PLEASE P..P ... PLEEEASE DO NOT GO SEE VAMPIRES SUCK IT WAS JUST..... BRUTALLY NON-HUMEROUS IT HURT!!!! I SAW IT AN... NEVERMIND DNT EVEN WANNA TLK ABOUT IT.. wELL ONE LAST THING PIRANHA PIRANAH PIRANHA PIRANHA 3D 3D 3D 3D 3D 3D 3D!!!!!!!!!!!


gaby 6 years ago

never heard of this site. but its pretty danm cool if u ask me! OMG!OMG!!OMG!!! OMG!!!!OMG!!!!!!!!! CNT WAIT 4 frIDAY SO I CAN GO SEE PIRANHA IN 3D. I SAW THAT 9 MIN CLIP OF IT ON YOUTUBE AND..... JUST ONE WORD FOR IT ...... AAAAAAAAWWWWWWWEEEEEESSSSSSSOOOOOOOMMMMMMMEEEEEE!!!!!!!!!THE GORE WUZ GREAT!!!! I LOVE WHEN THE GIRL GETS HER HAIR STUCK IN THE BOAT MOTOR AND KILLS HER IT WAS AMAZINGLY SICK AND TWISTED!!! I THINK THIS WILL BE THE B E S T 3D FILM E V E R MADE !!!!!!!!!


rein 6 years ago

WOW THAT PIRANHA BITE TEST WAS AWESOME. CNT WAIT 2 GO C DIS!!!!!!!!! LOOKS LIKE A GREAT GREAT SUMMER SPLATTERFEST. THANK GOD THIS IS IN 3D AND ITS RATED R!!! WHICH MEANS MOOOORE GOOORE FOR THE GROWN UPS!!!!!!!1


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Diane Inside 6 years ago Author

Hey Kelly, Glad to see you here, yes there is sooo much buzz, its ridiculous, isn't it. Can't wait. See you at the Movies!


kelly 6 years ago

P I R A N H A

3 D !!!!!!!!!!!! i cant wait. so much buzz to this film!! im proud my name KELLY is also a name of one of the characters in the film and btw hey Scott Kim and diane, i am Kelly!!!!


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Diane Inside 6 years ago Author

Hey Kim and Scott, glad you stopped by, I too am so excited to see Piranha 3D, I can hardly wait. It seems to be one of the biggest anticipated movies of the summer. Thanks for your comments.


scott 6 years ago

i think piranha 3d will be awesome!!!!!! i agree wit kim that it will probably be full of partying and horror to be shown in a 3rd dimension!!!! i just saw like a 9 min clip of it on youtube so if u wanna see it type PIRANHA 3D CLIPS and then youll be there. the thing is that it gives A L O T of parts that ruin the movie. but if your desperate 2 watch like i wuz then go right ahead!!!!!!!!


kim 6 years ago

i think PIRANHA 3D will be a blast and a whole lot of fun and gore. I love the tv spots,along with the trailers!!! I am definately gonna go see this in 3-D!!! im so EXCITED!!It looks like a fun party full of awesome deaths, gore, effescts, partying in the lake and man-eating. . . PIRANHAS... in 3D!!!! i think all the posters of the film really grab your attention. i also think that the 3D asspect of it, will really be worth the extra bucks! but hey im pretty darn sure i will have a great time with it!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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