Piranha 3-DD

release year: 2012
genre: horror/comedy
viewing setting: home Bluray, 4/28/15 and 6/13/13

synopsis: The prehistoric piranha turn up elsewhere, a year later, and they're still just as hungry.

impressions: Compared to the first one, this movie had less plot, more nudity, about the same blood/gore, and a little more humor. The premise is that the killer fish are not only becoming more aggressive (one batters through a steel plate) but also following the scent of man-made pool cleaning chemicals, which would end badly for the humans. In fact, at precisely 53:00 a single piranha goes on a scouting mission to the water park, nibbles a kid, then goes back to get all the other piranha. What follows is a bloodbath, though it wasn't as well done as the previous one from 2010.

body count: 7 for sure, plus a number of partially-eaten skeletons and body parts floating and lying around after the big attack at 55:00

something this movie has that no other movie has: I actually cringe to mention it, but it involves a woman who has an unwanted (and somehow undetected) visitor in a really bad spot

acting: Danielle Panabaker is the main good chick. David Hasslehoff plays himself, hired out to the water park to draw customers. Gary Busey has a brief but humorous role at the beginning. Ving Rhames has a minor role.

final word: Entertaining, but not as good as the first one.

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