รีวิวหนังสัตว์ขย้ำ หม่ำมนุษย์ : Piranha (2010)
Piranha (2010) It’s been a crazy month of animals run amok, from killer fish and crocodiles to giant spiders and snakes, but now I’ve finally arrived at the last review for this year’s Creepy Cinema. If you missed any of the reviews, check back on my blog to find them.
Yesterday I reviewed the cult classic Piranha, and today, I’m looking at the remake from 2010 (often referred to as Piranha 3D, despite the 3D part not really applying anymore), which I watched before the original—at the theatre, in 3D, on my 16th birthday, to be precise. I watched it with a bunch of friends, and none of them elicited the same response I did.
They were generally unimpressed and thought what they saw was bad.
If you have shown any interest in even a few of the films I’ve reviewed this month, then it should be of no surprise to hear that I love this movie, and you will likely agree with me.
The basic premise of a bloodthirsty school of piranhas attacking innocent swimmers remains the same, but this remake alters the setting and piranha origins enough to make it fresh and not just an imitation of the original. This time around, an earthquake opens a fissure at the bottom of Lake Victoria, which connects to an underground lake filled with prehistoric piranhas and their millions of eggs.
This happens in the opening scene, where a fisherman (played by Richard Dreyfuss, A.K.A. Matt Hooper from Jaws) gets sucked into a whirlpool caused by the opening of the fissure, and he’s eaten by the piranhas. The story follows the typical spring-break antics on Lake Victoria, including swimming, drinking, wet t-shirt contests, bikinis, boobs, butts, sex, drugs, and all that good stuff.
The piranhas soon reveal themselves, and the lake turns into a bloodbath. Everyone is fighting for their lives as the ravenous fish swarm anyone in the water and strip them. Of flesh. Not their swim suits. Well, actually they do that as well, but more by default than on purpose.
While the original was not overly thrilling or impressive, this movie is balls-to-the-wall and literally goes for the jugular. How it achieved an R-rating and not an NC-17 blows me away. I was floored the first time I saw it. Even on repeat, it’s still entertaining as hell. That’s not to say the fish don’t deliver. The piranhas are fearsome-looking and get just the right amount of screen time. ดูหนังออนไลน์