Piranha 3DD (2012) starring Danielle Panabaker, Matt Bush, Katrina Bowden, Jean-Luc Bilodeau, David Koechner directed by John Gulager Movie Review

Piranha 3DD (2012)   2/52/52/52/52/5

Danielle Panabaker in Piranha 3DD (2012)

DD = Doubly Daft

A year after prehistoric Piranhas caused chaos at a once popular party beach it has now become a ghost town thanks to the clean up operation making the sea off limits. But the threat of the fish with the razor smile is not over as a water park partially owned by Maddy (Danielle Panabaker) will soon discover although for Maddy the initial concern is not killer fish but her stepfather Chet (David Koechner) turning it into an adult water world where everything goes and quite literally encouraged.

The funniest thing about "Piranha 3DD" is that some people watched it thinking it was going to be a proper movie, come on guys the title tells you what to expect. Admittedly after an initial catch up opening it smacks you around the face with a lot of nudity very quickly but whilst the amount in one scene was surprising the fact there was nudity and a lot more throughout the movie wasn't and "Piranha 3DD" was the teenage kicks movie which I expected it to be.

David Koechner and David Hasselhoff in Piranha 3DD (2012)

Aside from plenty of nudity we also have some fun cameos with even director John Gulager's father Clu Gulager getting in on the act alongside David Hasselhoff who sends himself up. We also have some classic fright moments involving sudden movements when it comes to the piranhas and the typical spoofing of old shark movies from people not paying attention to the threats and so on, with the emphasis on the spoof with an array of daft characters including a welcome return from Christopher Lloyd as expert Mr. Goodman.

And now I am clutching at straws as with "Piranha 3DD" being what you expect the acting is solid but forgettable. In truth whilst there are some young actors in "Piranha 3DD" who can actually act they seem more like they have been cast for their hotness with Danielle Panabaker looking smoking hot. I know that is ridiculously shallow but watch the movie and see how right I am about the casting.

What this all boils down to is that "Piranha 3DD" is everything I expected from the nudity to the insanity of the horror which is some of the most intentionally ridiculous I have ever watched. But it simply lives up to its name and as such whilst technically a bad movie it is a lot of fun which even squeezes in a homage to "A Nightmare on Elm Street".