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Mega Piranha

  • Drama
  • 2010
  • Eric Forsberg
  • 88 mins
  • 15

Summary

Giant mutated piranhas escape from the Amazon, destroying everything they encounter. As the monsters make their way to the Florida coastline, a special agent and a professor must discover how to stop them before it is too late. Creature feature thriller, starring Paul Logan, Tiffany, Barry Williams, David Labiosa and Jude Gerard Prest.

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Review

Rating: 2 out of 5.

Gigantic, genetically modified piranha chomp their way down Venezuela's Orinoco River in another deliberately over-the-top creature feature from the company that brought you Mega Shark vs Giant Octopus. As diplomats and even helicopters fall victim to the rapidly growing eating machines, it's up to a female scientist (1980s pop star Tiffany) and a special agent (Paul Logan) to try to prevent them reaching Florida. While the ultra-earnest leads compete for the title of "most hammy performance", a brainless script and ludicrously un-special effects recall the worst excesses of 1950s B-movies. With realism entirely absent, the mutant fish look particularly ridiculous, consequently swinging between giggle inducing and totally derisible. Nonetheless, writer/director Eric Forsberg revels in the film's absurdities, delivering the frantic events with a mock seriousness that heightens the cheap fun. Those who follow the "so bad it's good" school of thought will probably love it - anyone else should avoid.

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Credits

Cast

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Special Forces Agent Jason FitchPaul Logan
Sarah MonroeTiffany
Bob GradyBarry Williams
DiazDavid Labiosa
HigginsJude Gerard Prest
GordonJesse Daly
Lieutenant JuliaCooper Harris
Lieutenant StritchWilliam Morse
Captain JonasClint Browning
Submarine captain JimMatt Lagan

Crew

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DirectorEric Forsberg

Details

Theatrical distributor
Metrodome
Released on
2010-07-16
Language
English
Available on
DVD
Formats
Colour
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