‘Piranha 3D’ Getting 3 Star Reviews?

I typically don’t like to use other people’s opinions, but this article shocked me to the point of giving it a mention.  I’m sure you’ve seen some of the cheesy trailers for “Piranha 3D”, and I’m sure like I did you quickly dismissed it as B-movie garbage.  That’s why I was blown away when I saw an article on TODAY raving about how good “Piranha 3D” is.  Can this critic be serious?

Christy Lemire, a critic for the AP, freaking loved this movie and in her review she wrote, “Mere words cannot describe how awesomely gnarly ‘Piranha 3D’ is, how hugely entertaining, and how urgently you must get yourself to the theater to see it. Like, now.  This is not a joke, by the way. This movie is a complete blast. To borrow a phrase from the kind of B-horror flicks to which ‘Piranha 3D’ is such a loving and effective homage: Run, don’t walk.”

She makes this horrible idea of a film sound like the next ‘Inception’, and after reading her review I believe her.  I never thought I’d even consider seeing this film, but Christy almost has me convinced.  She got me with the fact that ‘Piranha 3D’ has tons of gore and nudity.  These are 2 key ingredients that make movies successful for most males.  We like caveman topics and boobs.  I think I could watch a movie that only featured people getting torn to shreds with a .50 cal machine gun being fired by a naked girl!

I’m still shocked she gave this film 3 out of 4 stars.  I think I’m going to have to suck it up and go see it for myself.  I can’t believe I’m writing that.  At least it’s only 82 minutes long, so if it does blow worse than AIDS, I won’t be losing much of my life to it.   Oh well, I guess sh*t can smell like roses sometimes!

Check out her full review in the Via section below to see if she can trick you as well.  You can also check out the trailer, which I’ve posted below.  Cheese central!  You’ve been amazed that somebody found ‘Piranha 3D’ entertaining…


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