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Piranha DD
Reviewed by
Andrew Proverbs
on
Piranha DD DVD Review Donít read too much into the score above; you might actually enjoy this movie, if you watch it in the right frame of mind. If you liked the first Piranha, give this one a go. Just be prepared to sacrifice a few brain cells in the process.
Rating:
2.0

Feature 4.0
Video 7.0
Audio 7.0
Special features 1.0
Total 4.0
Distributor: Roadshow
Running Time: 82 Minutes
Reviewer: Andrew Proverbs
Classification
: MA15+

4.0


Piranha DD
 

Okay letís have a look at Piranha DD, a wartime costume drama about the dichotomy of the human conditionÖ But seriously, you wouldnít expect anything highbrow from a movie called Piranha DD (thatís double-D) would you?  

You donít care about the premise, and nor should you. It is what it is in all B-Grade monster movies: An excuse. In this case, an excuse for some demonic fish to chomp their way through a bunch of unsuspecting swimmers. Itís also an excuse for more than a few moments of softcore porn. The fish themselves actually get in on this as well, by invading or biting off just about every part of the anatomy that you can think of.

I mean, B-grade monster movies arenít exactly known for their intellectual qualities, but this one makes Anaconda look like Schindlerís List by comparison.

So itís dumb. Itís dumb, itís noisy, itís colourful, and itís gory. On the plus side, the fish effects look pretty good, and the carnage is suitably over-the-top, with gouts of blood flying into the air when someone gets beheaded by an airborne piranha. 

The movie is at its most enjoyable towards the end, when it drops all pretensions of having a plot and turns into a full-on comedy. The problem is, it tries to be too serious for too much of the running time. And I donít mean that in the sense that it has a mature message, but more that it tries to deliver an actual storyÖ thereís some guff about a corrupt policeman whoís siphoning funds out of the local water park, for example. How about less of that, and more of the Hoff making a pill out of himself, and more piranhas exploding out of water filters? 

Itís an experience that delivers what it promises: Gore, nudity and toilet humour. David Hasselhoff cameos as a lifeguard, and Christopher Lloyd plays a mad scientist. As expected. Some fish eat some people, and then the music plays. Again, as expected. Who cares if the plot has more holes than a crumpet, or if everyone in it has the acting range of a cabbage?

Special Features:

Big Daveís bong

Big Dave and the jet

Big Dave and the pump 

These are just as bad they sound. During the credits, there are some extra scenes and outtakes as well.  

Closing comments:

Donít read too much into the score above; you might actually enjoy this movie, if you watch it in the right frame of mind. If you liked the first Piranha, give this one a go. Just be prepared to sacrifice a few brain cells in the process.






 
 



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