Sunday, September 19, 2010

Piranha (1978)

***DISCLAIMER*** The following review is entirely my opinion. If you comment (which I encourage you to do) be respectful. If you don't agree with my opinion, that's fine. To each their own. I am just sharing my opinions and perspective. Finally, the reviews are given on a scale of 1-5. 1, of course, being terrible. 2, being not great. 3, being okay. 4, being good and 5, being epic!

Piranha (1978) - 3 out of 5

Oscar worthy? Absolutely not. Fun? You bet! This movie came out when monster movies were unapologetic-ally silly. Not like most monster movies nowadays that try to be serious even WITH their ridiculous storylines. Sure some monster movies can pull off serious quite well, Cloverfield comes to mind but when you have a story about killer piranha, you can't take the movie seriously and, for the most part, this original Piranha doesn't. There are many tongue in cheek moments that make this film very enjoyable to watch. Even from a technical stand point, the film is well put together. This movie is one of those films that is fun to sit down with some friends and laugh at the silliness of it all.

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