Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Piranha II: The Spawning

***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 II: The Spawning - 2 out of 5

Believe it or not, James Cameron, director of the EXTREMELY overrated Avatar, made his directorial debut on this film. However, even Cameron admits that this movie is a piece of crap and joking admits that it is the best "flying piranha film ever made." This comment and his open mockery of the movie he worked on makes Cameron cool in my book...then I remember he made that piece of crap Avatar and he's instantly removed from that book.

For the most part, I agree with Cameron--this movie sucks. However, it sucks on that level where it's fun to watch. The story is not much different from the first Piranha--not the 3D one, obviously. Some government scientists have created a unique breed of piranha that is fast, killing-obsessed and--are you ready for this?--can fly!!!! Well, it wouldn't be a B-movie if these piranhas didn't get out and they set their sights on a beach resort where there will be plenty of bathing suited vacationers to munch on and it's up to a scuba instructor and Lance Henriksen (his voice in this movie is not quite fermented yet and to the point we all know it to be) to stop these uglies.

The movie is sloppy and sometimes hard to watch--hence, making it difficult to make fun of. However the sequences that are as crystal clear as they can be offer up cinematic gold to laugh at--for example, the movie opens with some scuba divers about to have sex underwater and apparently if a helicopter crashes into the ocean, it instantly explodes! Cameron admits that this movie gets better the drunker you get but I have to disagree with him because you need to enjoy this sober so you can better articulate your riffs and jokes you have at the movie's expense.

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