It's pretty rare that I can't convince my fiance to watch a campy horror film with me, but he was adamantly against seeing "Piranha 3D."
I had resigned myself to waiting for the DVD release, but while I was in Illinois on a wedding planning excursion, my step-brother admitted he wanted to see it and was also having trouble finding someone to go with him. Perfect!
Aside from the gratuitous female nudity (for any females in the audience, it's serious overkill), I was quite satisfied with this film. It lived up to the low, but awesome, expectations I held for it. Cheesy one-liners, over acting, bad acting, lots of blood. Corn and camp.
We laughed through most of it, but I don't think the other two people in the theater really got it.
"You guys liked it?" the one guy asked when the lights came on. Duh!
It's not a good movie, but it's not supposed to be. There's not a lot of character development — in these kinds of movies, death scenes are often the best scenes.
One hero goes down while shooting piranhas in the water in an attempt to save all the moronic spring breakers who wouldn't be in danger if they would have listened to said hero in the first place. Not to be hyperbolic, but it's epic.
And the spring breakers are the blood and guts of the movie, quite literally.
It's set up for a sequel, but I'm not so sure theaters could handle it — nor do I think "Piranha" has done well enough at the box office to warrant it.
Though I'm glad I saw it in 3D, I'm not so sure the format was necessary. Much like the movie, it's a novelty.