Actors: Bradford Dillman, Heather Menzies, Kevin McCarthy, Barbara Steele, Dick Miller, Keenan Wynn
|Review Summary and Plot Commentary about Piranha|
|Written by John Sayles, PIRANHA is a Roger Corman production directed by Joe Dante (Gremlins) in 1978.
Piranhas genetically modified to live in salted or cold waters are accidentally thrown into an American river. A private detective searching for missing students tries to forewarn the army but she's jailed because a colonel made investments in a new summer resort that is just opening next to the river and doesn't want bad press. Meanwhile, the piranhas keep eating all those who have the misfortune to enjoy the water pleasures the river is offering to them.
--Daniel Staebler, Resident Scholar
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|Analysis of Piranha|
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Ratings are on a 1-10 scale (Low to High)
Composition of Movie
Actual chase scenes or violence - 30%
Planning/preparing, gather info, debate puzzles/motives - 60%
Feelings, relationships, character bio/development - 10%
- The hungry animal ate me!
- emotionally unstable
- brunette (Brown)
- short/standard curly (man)
- average (man)
Events of movie makes character more...
- White (American)
How sensitive is this character?
- hard edged
- Average intelligence
- druggie/wino disease
Secondary Main Character
- (woman) medium/shoulderlgn wavy
- ample bosom & buttocks (woman)
How much in movie?
- White (American)
Has special powers?
Magical/mental powers of main antagonist:
- is very quick
- super strength
How much of work is main antagonist actually present in:
- Smarter than most other characters
- pleasure/love boat
- swimming on
- scuba under
- fort/military installation
- scientific labs
Accounts of torture and death?
- gory visuals of deaths
Movie makes you feel...
How many deaths in film?
Sex/nudity in movie?
What kind of sex:
- seeing breasts
Unusual forms of death
- Occasional swearing
Lot of special effects?
Kinds of F/X
- nasty human transformations
If Soundtrack VERY NOTICEABLE...
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