Piranha 2 - The Spawning details
|Starring:||Tricia O'Neil, Lance Henriksen, Ricky Paull Goldin, Carole Davis, Steve Marachuk|
|Studio:||SONY PICTURES HOME ENTERTAINMENT|
Piranha 2 - The Spawning
|Run time:||1 hour 31 minutes|
|Rental release:||21 Jul 2003|
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not as good as the first oneBy a customer from London, England , 25 May 2005
[Highly rated reviewer]The film is simply not the class act that the first one is. I'm guessing that they didn't have the lavish budget of the first one. James Cameron has done his best with a bad script, bad effects and low budget and the result is fairly amusing but not quite right. He almost tried too hard as the film has an air of seriousness about it where it whould have just stuck to the B movie monster flick credentials of the first.
Sequels are frequently poor cousins of their originals, especially those called ......... 2 'the........'.
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No. Just no.By RJNeb2 (1013 reviews) from London , 27 Feb 2013Weve all got to start to somewhere and this is James Camerons first credited film (though he was booted off the film after a few days). Wisely, hes since disassociated himself from this cheapo production which makes Jaws 2 or worse, Jaws 3D look like an instant classic. In amongst the terrible acting, gratuitous T&A and rubbery make-up effects, the plot tries to make us believe in genetically altered piranhas which can now fly and live happily out of water. Sadly, the special effects dont really sell that in.
God awfulBy GazEP3 (2 reviews) from Newtownards , 11 Sep 2012That's 90's minutes I'll never get back!! Flying piranhas that look like they're being dangled off the end of a fishing rod, cmon!! I was hoping the original would be better than the sequel but it's the other way round (if that's even possible)
Awful but weirdly compellingBy a customer from Harrogate , 29 Jul 2008
THIS REVIEW CONTAINS SPOILERS Show review anywayHideTo what extent this is actually James Cameron's work is a moot point - he left the production mid-shoot and the finished product was put together by producer Ovidio G. Assonitis. Consequently, it's no surprise that this is a long way behind 'The Terminator' or 'Aliens'. Sadly, it's also unworthy of the original 'Piranha', one of the wittiest monster movies ever made. It's done on the cheap as an Italian B-movie with wildly variable special effects courtesy of Lucio Fulci's usual gore man. The blood and mayhem is good enough but the flying fish are hysterically bad. The first half is achingly slow and rather like a 70s disaster movie in the way it introduces us to a variety of boring characters. The second half is highly amusing, especially the glove-puppet monsters. Every single character deserves a gory death with the exception of the reliable Lance Henriksen.
Customer ReviewBy a customer from UK , 23 Jun 2008... it's a fish.
"Piranha" was borderline stuff , but this film totally goes over the top as mutant piranha fish return to terrorise a beach resort on a tropical island. This time however , they all appear to have interbred with flying fish , so restrain your disbelief as you watch bat-like ,carnivorous fish flying around the resort causing all kinds of mayhem. This is a crazy film and it is a pity that they never got round to filming "Piranha 3" maybe if they had they might have had the fish grow little arms and legs as well and that really would have been the icing on the cake. Is there any chance of a Hollywood CGI based remake of "Piranha" in the near future ?
Very cheesy and tacky but quite shocking...By James from Brighton , 14 Mar 2007Very cheesy and tacky but quite shocking for the day it was released as in the sex scenes and stuff. Now watching it I just find it funny. But its a good laugh at a b4 horror shocker. I have watched both of theses films now. There so cool and funny!