To say that I had low expectations for 2010’s Piranha 3D would be like saying the movie was about a town with a minor fish problem. Aside from being yet another remake, Piranha looked like a movie destined to fill theaters with people who say “bro” a lot and wear Ed Hardy clothes without a hint of irony. Needless to say, I didn’t see it in theaters. When it eventually popped up on cable, however, I decided to give it a chance because every once in a while I need something totally brainless to relax. It’s why I have a soft spot for horrible teen comedies. Even with that being said, I fully expected to lose interest and turn it off 20 minutes in. Instead I found a movie that in no way took itself seriously, and which had no aspirations to be anything other than ridiculous. The characters exist solely to be eaten in a variety of creative ways, and the movie doesn’t even try to pretend that its nudity is anything other than gratuitous. I can respect that.
That’s why I’m shocked to find myself considering seeing the sequel, the inevitably named Piranha 3DD, in theaters. If this new redband trailer is to be believed, they’ve found a way to take a far-fetched premise and sprint with it well into “preposterous” territory. After all, if you’ve already sic’d the man-eating fish on a horde of horny, drunken spring breakers, where can you go next? Why, into a water park, of course! Impossible? Most likely. Idiotic? Absolutely. Worth your the price of admission if you can appreciate an honestly low-brow comedic splatter flick every now and then? You betcha. Here’s the redband trailer. It is, needless to say, about as NSFW as it’s possible to be this side of actual pornography.
Piranha 3DD swims into theaters this June 1, 2012.