History Film / Piranha3D

23rd Mar '16 10:44:33 AM nombretomado
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Also filling out the adult cast are Jerry O'Connell (a Girls Gone Wild-esque producer/director), ChristopherLloyd (a marine biologist), and [[TheCameo Richard Dreyfuss]] ([[DeathByCameo a local fisherman who is the first to get eaten]]). As incredible as it may seem, the film actually got mostly ''positive'' reviews, for being realistically scary, but also knowing when to indulge in it's BMovie roots. Two years later, a sequel was released, ''Film/Piranha3DD''.

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Also filling out the adult cast are Jerry O'Connell (a Girls Gone Wild-esque producer/director), ChristopherLloyd Creator/ChristopherLloyd (a marine biologist), and [[TheCameo Richard Dreyfuss]] ([[DeathByCameo a local fisherman who is the first to get eaten]]). As incredible as it may seem, the film actually got mostly ''positive'' reviews, for being realistically scary, but also knowing when to indulge in it's BMovie roots. Two years later, a sequel was released, ''Film/Piranha3DD''.



* LargeHam: ChristopherLloyd, of course. Jerry O'Connell also gets really into his role, to hilarious effect.

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* LargeHam: ChristopherLloyd, Creator/ChristopherLloyd, of course. Jerry O'Connell also gets really into his role, to hilarious effect.
18th Mar '16 9:34:34 PM Hossmeister
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13th Jul '15 10:34:42 PM Daucus
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* ArtisticLicensePhysics: Mr. Goodman's explanation for how the piranhas could have lived in isolation under the lake for millions of years with no other food: cannibalism.
13th Jul '15 10:29:19 PM Daucus
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* {{Corpsing}}: When [[spoiler: Derrick's]] half-eaten body is brought onto the boat, Laura's actress can be seen grinning instead of looking horrified.
4th May '15 12:08:07 PM Morgenthaler
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Also filling out the adult cast are Jerry O'Connell (a Girls Gone Wild-esque producer/director), ChristopherLloyd (a marine biologist), and [[TheCameo Richard Dreyfuss]] ([[DeathByCameo a local fisherman who is the first to get eaten]]). As incredible as it may seem, the film actually got mostly ''positive'' reviews, for being realistically scary, but also knowing when to indulge in it's BMovie roots. Two years later, a sequel was released, ''Film/Piranha3DD'' .

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Also filling out the adult cast are Jerry O'Connell (a Girls Gone Wild-esque producer/director), ChristopherLloyd (a marine biologist), and [[TheCameo Richard Dreyfuss]] ([[DeathByCameo a local fisherman who is the first to get eaten]]). As incredible as it may seem, the film actually got mostly ''positive'' reviews, for being realistically scary, but also knowing when to indulge in it's BMovie roots. Two years later, a sequel was released, ''Film/Piranha3DD'' .
''Film/Piranha3DD''.
4th May '15 3:30:39 AM Morgenthaler
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'''''Piranha 3D''''' is a remake (in name only, really) [[Film/{{Piranha}} of the original]] Creator/JoeDante B-movie, directed by Creator/AlexandreAja.

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'''''Piranha 3D''''' ''Piranha 3D'' is a remake (in name only, really) [[Film/{{Piranha}} of the original]] Creator/JoeDante B-movie, directed by Creator/AlexandreAja.



Also filling out the adult cast are Jerry O'Connell (a Girls Gone Wild-esque producer/director), ChristopherLloyd (a marine biologist), and [[TheCameo Richard Dreyfuss]] ([[DeathByCameo a local fisherman who is the first to get eaten]]). As incredible as it may seem, the film actually got mostly ''positive'' reviews, for being realistically scary, but also knowing when to indulge in it's BMovie roots. One year later, a sequel was announced. At the 2011 Spike TV Scream Awards, the trailer for '''''Piranha 3DD''''' premiered. Lloyd, Rhames, and Paul Scheer (O'Connell's cameraman) reprise their roles while [[TheVampireDiaries Danielle Panabaker]] played the lead.

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Also filling out the adult cast are Jerry O'Connell (a Girls Gone Wild-esque producer/director), ChristopherLloyd (a marine biologist), and [[TheCameo Richard Dreyfuss]] ([[DeathByCameo a local fisherman who is the first to get eaten]]). As incredible as it may seem, the film actually got mostly ''positive'' reviews, for being realistically scary, but also knowing when to indulge in it's BMovie roots. One year Two years later, a sequel was announced. At the 2011 Spike TV Scream Awards, the trailer for '''''Piranha 3DD''''' premiered. Lloyd, Rhames, and Paul Scheer (O'Connell's cameraman) reprise their roles while [[TheVampireDiaries Danielle Panabaker]] played the lead.released, ''Film/Piranha3DD'' .



!!The 2010 3D film provides examples of:

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!!The 2010 3D !!This film provides examples of:



!!The sequel ''Piranha 3DD'' contains examples of:
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* AdamWesting: Creator/DavidHasselhoff as a jaded, womanizing {{jerkass}} version of himself.
** ActorAllusion[=/=]SelfDeprecation: One of his lines involves him saying [[Series/{{Baywatch}} that he's never been a lifeguard]].
* AsHimself: Guess who.
* {{Badass}}: Ving Rhames. Again.
* BittersweetEnding: Sort of.
* BloodierAndGorier: Averted. While the film has quite a bit of blood and gore, it is nowhere near as violent as the first.
* CassandraTruth: Chet refuses to believe his step-daughter Maddy about the piranha, at least as far as them getting into the park. He does at least know they're real.
* CorruptCorporateExecutive: Chet.
* DeadpanSnarker: When the piranhas attack the watermark, David Hasselhoff remains seated in his lifeguard chair and snarks at the carnage unfolding.
* DeadStarWalking: Gary Busey.
* DeathBySex: Ashley and Travis.
** Averted with Shelby and Josh. Although Shelby apparently went insane, and Josh [[GroinAttack had to cut something off...]]
* DenserAndWackier: The sequel is much more comical compared to the first.
* DirtyCop: Kyle, who receives bribes from Chet to look the other way regarding the illegal activities and safety code violations at his park. He later shows himself to be a DirtyCoward as well.
* DoggedNiceGuy: Barry, to Maddy.
* DoubleEntendre: The very name of the film. ''3'''DD'''''?
* EyeScream: [[spoiler: Kyle]] gets impaled through his eye by Barry's trident used for picking up trash.
* FinalGirl: Maddy.
* {{Foreshadowing}}: "It's not like the fish are going to [[spoiler:follow them home]]."
* {{Gainaxing}}: While there are several female examples, one that stands out is... David Hasselhoff, during a ShoutOut/parody of ''Baywatch''.
* HotterAndSexier: The T&A is greatly ramped up compared to the original. In-universe, this also applies to the water park after Chet's renovations, with reduced admission costs for hot women, pole-dancing female lifeguards, and an "adult pool" which has an underwater video camera hooked up to a giant screen (for better viewing of the bottom-less ladies) and guests permitted to skinny-dip and even have sex in the water. Maddy is not amused by any of this.
-->'''Maddy:''' Please tell me you didn't just fire our old lifeguards and replace them with strippers!\\
'''Chet:''' ''Water-certified'' strippers.
* InfantImmortality: Played straight, except for when [[spoiler:Chet runs over a little girl and David is decapitated by a piranha]].
* {{Jerkass}}: Chet, Kyle and DavidHasselhoff.
* LateArrivalSpoiler: Deputy Fallon is still alive, and still as {{badass}} as ever. Not only is this a spoiler for the first film (where he supposedly died), [[TrailersAlwaysSpoil it's one of the main money shots in the trailer]].
* LetteredSequel: Aiming for a pun.
* MadeOfPlasticine: Like in the first film. Particularly notable is [[spoiler:Chet's]] death. He gets his head cut clean off by a flag string while driving a golf cart. It'd have be [[SharpenedToASingleAtom monomolecular wire]] to have that kind of cutting power at such speeds. [[spoiler:A land-walking piranha also bites a boy's head clean off, despite the size difference between it and the head in question.]]
* MistakenForGay: Barry, after his confession to Maddie.
* MustNotDieAVirgin: It's Shelby who doesn't want to die a virgin. If only she had better timing.
* PunBasedTitle: ''"Piranha 3DD"'', owing to the sequel's remake being HotterAndSexier.
* TheReveal: The piranha [[spoiler: can now walk on land.]]
* ShoutOut: When the piranhas hit the water park, [[Film/{{Jaws}} multiple dolly zooms occur]] while David Hasselhoff watches the carnage ensue, then snarks that a boy - also named David - went back in the water, a reference to ''Jaws 2'''s tagline.
* TheSocialDarwinist: David Hasselhoff displays these tendencies in his refusal to help those in the water.
--> '''David Hasselhoff:''' He went back in the water. You little, ginger moron.
* TheStinger: [[spoiler:Creator/DavidHasselhoff as... ''[[MundaneMadeAwesome Fishhunter]]!'']]
* ThoseTwoGuys: Deputy Fallon and Andrew fall under this.
* ToiletHumor: Three minutes into the movie we see a dead horse farting out piranha eggs.
** There is also an in-universe example. Apparently, one of the most popular YouTube videos is of a "laughing diarrhea baby".
* TooDumbToLive: Lampshaded by the Hoff when he sees the people getting eaten by piranha. If they'd just get out of the pool, they wouldn't be facing this problem.
** Heck, throughout the film, he keeps seeing some dumb kid who always keeps going in the water, needing help, forcing Hoff to keep saving him. [[spoiler: When the kid gets himself killed after taking a picture of one of the on land piranha. Hoff outright lampshades his death.]]
* UnexplainedRecovery: [[spoiler:Deputy Fallon, who presumably died making a HeroicSacrifice, is at the grand opening of the water park in a wheelchair.]] However, once the piranha show up...
** DisabilitySuperpower, HandicappedBadass: [[spoiler:His titanium prosthetic legs are immune to piranha bites, allowing him to wade into the water and rescue people. He also attaches sawed-off shotguns to said legs.]]
--->''[[PreAsskickingOneLiner Bring me my legs...]]''
* VaginaDentata: A variation on this trope - a baby piranha swims into Shelby's vagina while she and Josh are skinny-dipping. The next day, when the two go to have sex...
* WalkDontSwim: Barry is a terrible swimmer, so when he needs to save Maddy (who's pinned to a drainage pipe) and necessity doesn't provide the skill, he compensates by weighing himself down and walking to her.
1st Apr '15 1:16:02 AM Arawn999
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* ShoutOut: When the piranhas hit the water park, [[Film/{{Jaws}} multiple dolly zoom occur]] while David Hasselhoff watches the carnage ensue, then snarks that a boy - also named David - went back in the water, a reference to ''Jaws 2'''s tagline.

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* ShoutOut: When the piranhas hit the water park, [[Film/{{Jaws}} multiple dolly zoom zooms occur]] while David Hasselhoff watches the carnage ensue, then snarks that a boy - also named David - went back in the water, a reference to ''Jaws 2'''s tagline.
17th Feb '15 1:25:15 AM Arawn999
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* InfantImmortality: Played straight [[spoiler: until the very last moment before the credits]].

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* InfantImmortality: Played straight [[spoiler: until the very last moment before the credits]].straight, except for when [[spoiler:Chet runs over a little girl and David is decapitated by a piranha]].
17th Feb '15 1:15:09 AM Arawn999
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* {{Gainaxing}}: While there are several female examples, one that stands out is... David Hasselhoff, during a ShoutOut/parody of ''Baywatch''.
17th Feb '15 1:10:04 AM Arawn999
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* DeadpanSnarker: When the piranhas attack the watermark, David Hasselhoff remains seated in his lifeguard chair and snarks at the carnage unfolding.


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* ShoutOut: When the piranhas hit the water park, [[Film/{{Jaws}} multiple dolly zoom occur]] while David Hasselhoff watches the carnage ensue, then snarks that a boy - also named David - went back in the water, a reference to ''Jaws 2'''s tagline.


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--> '''David Hasselhoff:''' He went back in the water. You little, ginger moron.
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