Mega Piranha (2010) Paul Logan, Tiffany, Barry Williams, David Labiosa, Jude Gerard Prest, Jesse Daly, Cooper Harris, William Morse Movie Review

Mega Piranha (2010)   1/51/51/51/51/5

Tiffany in Mega Piranha (2010)

I Think We're Not Alone Now

A group of genetically modified Piranhas escape from the Orinoco River, annihilating everything in their way as they journey 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 - Mega Python vs. Gatoroid) and Special Agent Fitch (Jason Fitch) work together to first try and contain the Piranha threat and then to destroy these vicious fish before they obliterate everyone else.

I enjoy bad movies, when I scour the TV schedule looking at what is worth watching my first stop is late night and the lesser channels that typically don't show well known movies but those movies which the main channels probably wouldn't touch with a barge pole. But some times these movies, these often intentionally bad movies are just that and despite the opportunity to be entertainingly bad end up simply bad for being boring, which is the case with "Mega Piranha". Everything about it says that "Mega Piranha" should be an entertaining bad movie, a fun stinker as we have these creatures which double in size and also casting of Tiffany, who most will probably 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 an even half decent 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 for me is how 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.