Review: Sleazy ‘Piranha 3DD’ is sub-par sequel

June 3, 2012 • Entertainment

This film image released by The Weinstein Company shows Christopher Lloyd in a scene from “Piranha 3DD.” (AP Photo/The Weinstein Company)

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Although a sequel to 2010’s “Piranha 3D” seems entirely superfluous, don’t tell that to the target demo of gorehounds and softcore-deprived teens (if they still exist) who may still take some notice. Regardless, the sub-par franchise installment “Piranha 3DD” will quickly sink beneath the waves to find a suitable resting place in video, where it will surely tempt younger viewers to outwit the R-rated restrictions.

After a brief newsreel recap of the bloody events depicted in “Piranha 3D,” the follow-up introduces marine biology graduate student Maddy (Danielle Panabaker), returning home for the summer to find her skeezy step-dad Chet (David Koechner) reopening the formerly wholesome water park run by her deceased mother. Now known as “Big Wet,” it’s a destination better suited to grown-ups that’s staffed with buxom lifeguards and former Login to read more

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