Thursday, 9 September 2010
' Wet t-shirt... wet t-shirt!'
Last Thursday night my home boys headed down to Cineworld for the late screening of Piranha 3D. Those of you who follow my Facebook status down to a freakish detail might note that I've been looking forward to this flick for some time. It did not disappoint.
If you like boobs this film is for you. If you like gore this film is for you. If you like confusingly long underwater lesbian sex scenes then this film is DEFINITELY for you. Empire described it as the film Snakes On a Plane should have been and they aren't far wrong. It is gloriously over the top from start to finish not a minute is wasted with anything that isn't insanely fun. Maybe the 3D isn't as subtle as Avatar but I think there's room for the form to provide a penis being eaten or a Piranha bursting through a woman's head as well as sensuous detail. At least it bothered to use the 3D which is more than can be said about a few of the 3D conversions so far. Also the casting is inspired - Jerry O'Connell, Kelly Brook, Elisabeth Shue, Ving Rhames and the coup of all coups Christopher Lloyd. The only thing they missed out on was a lab assistant to Lloyd's character called Scott who says something really insightful to which Lloyd replies 'Great Scott!'.
The film succeeds because it knows what it wants to be. It has an identity. This isn't The Piano and doesn't want to be. In a way it reminds me of Jason X. Yes this is Grade A schlock but it is funny, gory and most of all entertaining. Go and give it a look. Your cash dollars make the potential sequel set at the Full Moon Party in Thailand all the more likely to happen.