Originally published on metropolis.co.jp on August 2011

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Well, it is what it is, and about what you’d expect from a soft-core porn, campy remake of 1978’s Piranha, itself a rip-off of Jaws. Made with the astounding lack of subtlety that is director Alexandre Aja’s main talent (The Hills Have Eyes), there are plenty of boobs, bimbos, and blood. The gleeful gore is stupefying and the action mostly the eponymous mutant carnivorous fishies frenzy-feeding on underdressed extras on spring break. But not particularly scary. I guffawed, three times, at its sheer outrageousness, and I dug the final twist. Don’t take that as a recommendation. Overqualified cast.