Piranha 3D Opens August 20

Piranha 3D, a horror movie about prehistoric piranhas attacking humans, opens in theaters nationwide Friday, August 20, 2010.


Photo Credit: The Weinstein Company, Everett Collection


Every year the population of sleepy Lake Victoria explodes from 5,000 to 50,000 for Spring Break, a riot of sun and drunken fun. But this year, there’s something more to worry about than hangovers and complaints from local old timers; A new type of terror is about to be cut loose on Lake Victoria. After a sudden underwater tremor sets free scores of the prehistoric man-eating fish, an unlikely group of strangers must band together to stop themselves from becoming fish food for the area’s new razor-toothed residents.

Piranha 3D stars Elisabeth Shue, Adam Scott, Jerry O’Connell, Ving Rhames and Richard Dreyfuss.

The reviews from the critics were mixed for this movie.

“A bloody entertaining blast of a flesh-eating fish-out-of-water story.” -Michael Rechtshaffen, Hollywood Reporter

“[Tries] so hard for the laughs and the allusions amid all the gore, and endless bloodbath of bare naked ladies, that it completely forgets to frighten anyone.” -Betsy Sharkey, Los Angeles Times

“Mere words cannot describe how awesomely gnarly Piranha 3D is, how hugely entertaining, and how urgently you must get yourself to the theatre to see it. Like, now.” -Christy Lemire, Associated Press

Check out the trailer for Piranha 3D below.

Pirahna 3D is rated R for sequences of strong bloody horror violence and gore, graphic nudity, sexual content, language and some drug use.

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