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Popcorn & Prejudice: A Movie Blog

Seattle Times writer Moira Macdonald muses on moviegoing. Email Moira: mmacdonald@seattletimes.com.

August 23, 2010 at 4:17 PM

“Piranha 3D” to bite again

So, I went to “Piranha 3D” on Friday, to a regular and way too expensive screening ($13 for a matinee — ugh), and, well, it was precisely what you might expect, which is to say that it was actually kind of fun. Director Alexandre Aja kept his sense of humor intact for most of it (things got a little too grisly towards the end, but rebounded nicely with an absolutely perfect final shot), and the 3D effects didn’t detract and occasionally were highlights, such as when a starlet vomits directly towards us. (Gross, yes, but hey, it was something new.) It did leave me wondering, in true B-movie fashion, where all the normal-looking college kids go for spring break, as we saw only hundreds and hundreds of hotties (is there another beach nearby where all the flat-chested girls and bad-haired boys are partying?). And I still think the killer fishies look weirdly like John Malkovich. Nonetheless, it works — and there’s more on the way. Dimension Films has announced that a sequel is being drafted as we speak — no details, just that “Piranha 3D: The Sequel” will be urping its way onto screens sometime in the future. Be afraid.

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