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YMMV / Piranha 3D

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  • Best Known for the Fanservice: Yep, you guessed it: by far the most talked-about scene is the underwater nude ballet.
  • Big-Lipped Alligator Moment:
    • The nude ballet scene. The French aria just adds to the weirdness awesome.
    • The infamous Groin Attack. Could also be seen as Narm assuming it was meant to be dramatic.
    • The ending is this. At the end of the film, Novak gets eaten by a man-sized piranha. What makes it an example of this trope is that Piranha 3DD never even mentions it, much less expands upon it.
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  • Crosses the Line Twice: "They took my penis!"
  • Ending Aversion: Easy to feel this, given how well-likedcharacter Danni and Novak. die in the final act, and how the adult piranha. fall under Sequel Non-Entity.
  • Ensemble Dark Horse:
    • In just two short scenes Christopher Lloyd manages to upstage everybody else in the film.
    • Kelly Brooks's character, Danni, is pretty much the fan favorite of the film.
    • Ving Rhames' Deputy Fallon, especially in his badass final scene.
  • Ham and Cheese: Jerry O'Connell as the porn producer.
    • Christopher Lloyd isn't immune from this either, although his character feels more believable by comparison.
  • No Ending: The film ends on the Forester family, Kelly and Novak having wiped out a large chunk of the Piranha, but Julie points out that it wasn't all of them, then Dr. Goodman informs them that they were just babies, Novak then gets eaten by a larger, about the size of a Bass, Piranha, smash to credits, no showing what happened to the rest of the school/pack or whether the adults got to everyone on the boat, nothing.
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  • Outrun the Fireball: Played with. During the climax, Jake jury rigs a flare with a walkie talkie, so it will float up and ignite the propane tanks on the boat while he and his love interest get pulled to safety by the line attached to the speedboat his mom is on, and it works, however the Piranha don't get killed by the fireball, like most movies would have, realistically they manage to outswim it and it is the huge pressure wave the explosion causes that actually kills most of them. Jak and his love interest get out of it okay.
  • Signature Scene: The underwater nude ballet, with the Spring Break massacre not far behind.
  • So Bad, It's Good: A likely intentional example.
  • Special Effects Failure: The gore in the 3D remake. Almost inverted; a lot of the time it comes across as too realistic, which makes it more disturbing than Bloody Hilarious.
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  • Squick: Believe us when we say that no one wanted to see two piranhas fighting over a severed penis.
  • Visual Effects of Awesome: Despite the above, the piranha in the movie are completely CGI, and yet they really look believable.


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