Tiffany in Mega Piranha (2010)

I Think We're Not Alone Now

A group of genetically modified Piranhas escape from the Orinoco River, destroying everything in their way as they swim downstream. But these Piranhas are unique as they double in size every day and are heading for Florida which is in the midst of tourist season. Genetics scientist Sarah Monroe (Tiffany) and Special Agent Fitch (Jason Fitch) work together to first try and contain the Piranha threat and then to destroy it before it destroys everyone else.

I like bad movies, when I scour the TV schedule looking at what is on to watch my first stop is late night and the lesser channels that don't show well known movies but those which the main channels probably wouldn't touch. But some times bad movies are just that and despite the opportunity to be entertainingly bad is just bad for being boring and that is the case of "Mega Piranha". Everything about it says that "Mega Piranha" should be an entertaining stinker from these creatures which double in size to the casting of Tiffany who most will remember for being a pop star. But the trouble is that it is dull as dishwater and takes itself far too seriously.

In truth I doubt anyone in their right mind would sit down to watch "Mega Piranha" expecting a scary creature feature but even so what is served up is just mind numbing. The trouble is that everything could have been fun if those involved just accepted what they were making was bad rather than taking it seriously. It makes "Mega Piranha" surprisingly hard work as it struggles to get and keep your attention even a scene of a shirtless Jason Fitch sounding all muscle headed when warning someone we have Piranhas ends up dull rather than corny which in my book it should have been.

What this all boils down to is that "Mega Piranha" is expectedly a bad movie but sadly it is not an entertaining bad movie as rather than embracing that it is bad it tries too hard to be serious.