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| | 1 hr 29 min | Horror

Whenever an underwater tremor disturbs the sediment, the end result is thousands upon thousands of teeth just aching to get a bite out of Lake Victoria swimmers. This tremor releases a fleet of prehistoric piranha which have survived off of breeding and eating each other while trapped in this underwater prison, and just in time for Spring Break ceremonies. With a team of unlikely associates, these monsters of the underwater world must be stopped at all cost. After Christopher Lloyd's character as the scientist depicts a surprising tale of survival based off instinct and deadly force, the local authorities must find a way to save not only the public who is frequenting the waters during these celebrations, but Elisabeth Shue's son as well.

This sequel differs from the original in terms of its grizzly nature, for it is by far packed with much more gore. This abundance of gore is only brought full circle by the fact that the film is filmed and presented in 3-D format, hence its title. With no lack of well-done special effects, the traumatic encounters found by those that swim within reach of these fish are made even more real to the viewer. On the side of the local authorities is Ving Rhames, who combats the attack with force from above the water level. As Shue's search for an answer to what is happening to their otherwise quiet community expands, she finds that her son, played by Steven R. McQueen, has went against her wishes to stay away from the water as she previously instructed. Will the authorities be able to combat the attack in time and warn the swimming youth of their impending doom in time, or will it be an utter bloodbath? This film will keep you on the edge of your seat, and even reaches out of the screen in order to come to your seat directly when viewed in its originally intended 3-D format.

In keeping with the film's rating, parental figures should note that there is an abundant amount of blood and violence in this film, with the addition of a few scenes containing nudity. For the age appropriate, Piranha 3-D will leave no shortage of grizzly water attacks that will keep you at the edge of your seat until the final climactic scene where Jerry O'Connell faces his biggest battle on film to date. For those that loved the first in the series, this one will not be a disappointment.

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Stars
Elisabeth Shue, Jerry O'Connell, Ving Rhames, Jessica Szohr, Steven R. McQueen
Director
Alexandre Aja
Language
English
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When I think Hitchcock remake, I don't tend to think of Josh Stolberg, screenwriter of such films as "Piranha 3D," "Good Luck Chuck," and "Sorority Row," but then again I don't tend to think of Josh Stolberg at all.

Nevertheless, he's pounding away at a remake of Hitchcock's glamorous 1950s travelogue, "To Catch a Thief."

"I wrote, with Bobby [Florsheim], a remake of 'To Catch a Thief' for Paramount," Stolberg told Moviehole.

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