Sound Off: Alexandre Aja's Piranha 3D - What Did You Think?
by Alex Billington
August 20, 2010
Now that you've seen it, what did you think? Arriving in theaters everywhere today is Alexandre Aja's Piranha 3D, a horror remake of a late 70's cult classic that actually features an impressive cast, including Elisabeth Shue, Ving Rhames, Eli Roth, Richard Dreyfuss, Christopher Lloyd, Jerry O'Connell, Adam Scott, Riley Steele and Kelly Brook. But how is it? The movie currently has an amazing 82% on Rotten Tomatoes, is it really that good? How was the 3D? Is the cast the best part? Is this one of those surprise summer gems no one expected to great? So if you've seen it, leave a comment and tell us what you thought of Piranha 3D!
Updated! To fuel the fire, I finally got to see Piranha 3D over the weekend and I wasn't impressed. Besides the fact that the 3D in our theater was broken (it looked half-blurry, half of the time), it just didn't seem any more original or unique than any other wacky, fun horror movies just like it (and there are many). The best parts were Richard Dreyfuss and Christopher Lloyd, but their roles were both nothing more than brief cameos. Sure, it was bloody, sure there was some excessive nudity (that underwater scene, is this a porno?), but that doesn't make a good movie. It was okay, just mildly entertaining but that's about it, or so I thought.
What did you think of Piranha 3D? An enjoyable horror remake or a complete waste of time?