It's a pain for the eyes to see these cheap special effects and listen to these weird sounds they make. The only one worth watching in the movie, in my opinion, was Lance Henriksen. He valiantly plays a straight role as all around him descends into chaotic fun. How could I expose my brains to such abomination! Police Chief Steve Kimbrough Lance Henriksen has a problem on his hands. There is nice separation of the score along the front channels. And Lance Henriksen before he really took off? However, in this one they come from a boat that sank and had their eggs on board. With a big festival scheduled to occur at the local resort, the piranhas have mutated and now can take flight.
During the fishing party promoted by the resort, the piranhas attack the guests. I don't care how cheesy the fish effects are. A couple of producers approached Cameron about the job while the Ontario native was working on the creature feature. The piranha themselves, weren't' too badly made, considering this is back from 1981. This is just a shoddily put together film with nothing memorable. This was the directorial debut of the soon to be famous James Cameron, even though I don't think he brags it too often. Here, the movie still feels like Jaws and even feels a bit like it is ripping off , but it also almost is making fun of Piranha.
Once they realise just what is going on they try to shut down the resort to no avail with the token boss character who only sees a loss of money. He and his four friends are coerced by British police into confessing their guilt. You will get a notification at the top of the site as soon as the current price equals or falls below your price. You'll notice on this Blu-ray distributed by Shout! But the hotel manager refuses to call off the annual fish fry on the beach, with inevitable consequences. A shame considering the entertainment value found in the 1978 original. Sitting down to watch this movie in 2011, I was quite surprised to see James Cameron was involved in this movie, and I was also surprised to find Lance Henriksen on the cast list.
Soon, they discover a training facility where the dogs have been bred to kill. The film just can not escape it's ultra-silly idea. Along the way, they struggle with gambling debt, bad break-ups and their own egos. The acting, too, is nothing to write home about. As can be gathered, I found this film great fun - most production values are of a reasonable standard, particularly the underwater photography.
I suggest heckling this piece of poo. The apps are synchronized with your account at Blu-ray. Although he does play a amicable heroic lead, you can tell he was a better actor destined for better things and later he was Pumpkinhead aka Vengeance the demon, The Terminator, Aliens. Did you find this review helpful? One can attribute this to first-time director Cameron being kicked out of the cutting room and losing all kind of control over the project which is why he generally considers The Terminator his directorial debut , but the truth is the project was flawed from the very beginning: taking the Corman-derived cheapness to the extreme, the movie is sunk by lackluster writing at least the original had some kind of subtext beyond the mayhem , poor performances even Henriksen looks completely lost and, most disappointingly, scaled-down special effects, namely winged fish that look so fake they lose all their credibility after a few minutes. Wow, a pretty good start, we've already seen underwater sex, nudity, killer flying piranha that make a silly noise, and a couple of deaths and we're less than ten minutes into the film.
Definitely one for a beer and pizza night with friends for a laugh. Personally I would have liked to see some epilogue scenes of dead fish being swept up on the shores but we are just to assume that the rather small explosion killed the entire shoal, I guess. You can find much more information about your privacy choices in. What was it about little things attacking people in movies at this time? The premise of the film about flying Piranha at a Caribbean resort is just too ridiculous but it seems to take itself seriously rather than poking fun at itself. We get so many shots of these little things just swimming and flying aimlessly.
I do have to give credit for the scene involving the nurse. Well the concept is just so ridiculous, I have enjoyed some other no brainer Sci-fi movies Sci-fi channel has them all the time but this is both an insult to the greatness that Cameron later created and got him noticed in Hollywood and to me the fan of sci-fi horror and Cameron's work. I think despite its background, Piranha managed to stand-on its own and got past just its Jaws roots. However, unless you are a die hard Cameron fan, avoid this muddled mess! Lance Henriksen, who continued a lucrative association with Cameron, plays the police chief, who is a hybrid of Brody from 'Jaws' and Colonel Kilgore from 'Apocalypse Now'. Lance Henriksen is totally wasted in this. A young couple are scuba diving in an old ship wreck, the Dwight Fitzgerald. One of the best interviews Cameron gave about this film was to Nigel Floyd of Dark Side magazine in 1992.
The sequence where tourists get slaughtered in one giant wallop of an attack is inspired and bloody. But, not long after arriving, the group is besieged by ravenous dogs. The movie has a grainy look which makes it seem cheap and dirty. Just as cheesy and with as much nudity as the first movie. This movie features piranhas that are actually genetic experiments that are able to fly. Assonitis also had major input in the screenplay but all three writers Eglee, Cameron, and Assonitis are collectively listed as H. Chris is a very likeable character and I would have preferred to see more scenes with his parents than the forced romance with Allison Dumont Leslie Graves , who he gets stranded with on sea.