• 2010
  • US
  • 1h 28min
  • 18
  • Directed by: Alexandre Aja
  • Cast: Richard Dreyfuss, Ving Rhames, Elisabeth Shue
  • Website: piranha-3d.com

Aja's remake of 1978 frat comedy horror Piranha is not as cheap, fun, camp or generically incisive as the original but it is a lot of fun. Aja is all too clearly channelling Spielberg's Jaws rather than Dante's B movie but the 3D really helps and the stars are clearly all in on the joke.

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Piranha 3D

16 Aug 20103 stars

Alexandre Aja, the gifted French filmmaker who has so far had the cajones to tackle remakes of Wes Craven’s 1977 wilderness horror The Hills Have Eyes and feted J-horror Mirrors, finally tackles the big one – Joe Dante and John Sayles’ 1978 frat comedy…

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