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Piranha 3D

Killer fish invade the third dimension

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Piranha 3D

type:
Movie
Current Status:
In Season
Wide Release Date:
08/20/10
performer:
Richard Dreyfuss, Jerry O'Connell, Elisabeth Shue
director:
Alexandre Aja, John Stolberg
author:
Alexandre Aja

We gave it a B-

STARRING Elisabeth Shue and Jerry O’Connell
DIRECTED BY Alexandre Aja
WRITTEN BY Alexandre Aja and John Stolberg

The premise couldn’t be simpler, as director Alexandre Aja explains: ”An earthquake releases prehistoric piranhas during spring break.” Elisabeth Shue (Leaving Las Vegas) stars as the sheriff of Arizona’s fictional Lake Victoria, where thousands of college-age revelers descend, and Jerry O’Connell plays a video auteur there to shoot a masterpiece called Wild Wild Girls. If all that plus the R-rated horror film’s 3-D format doesn’t grab you, then how about Richard Dreyfuss, who makes an appearance as a fisherman in the mold of his beloved Jaws character, Matt Hooper?