Synopsis: After the events at Lake Victoria, the pre-historic school of blood-thirsty piranhas make their way into a newly opened waterpark.
Release Date: Summer 2012
Thoughts: After the modest success of the otherwise truly revolting Piranha 3D from 2010, it was inevitable that a sequel would occur so here we are two years later with another killer fish 3D extravaganza. Even though the 2010 original capitalized on some decent 3D effects for some over-the-top gore like nothing you’ve seen before, the movie itself was such garbage that it made for a very long 90 minutes. The less than brilliantly titled sequel looks to bring back several characters (except for Elisabeth Shue who knew better) and introduce a lot more topless ladies and himbo males that will soon be fish food for our title characters.
The 70’s original Piranha had some positives going for it – Roger Corman produced, John Sayles scripted, and Joe Dante directed. Even though it’s a bit rough around the edges it remains a funny and scary nature run amok classic. When I first heard they were re-doing Piranha for a new generation I had high hopes that were dashed while viewing the re-boot. This sequel looks to be more of the same…and I’ll probably still queue up to see it because I’m a sucker for these kind of films.