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Piranha 3DD [2012] [R] - 8.10.7



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Unlike the MPAA we do not assign one inscrutable rating based on age, but 3 objective ratings for SEX/NUDITY, VIOLENCE/GORE and PROFANITY on a scale of 0 to 10, from lowest to highest, depending on quantity and context.

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Sequel to "Piranha 3D": the prehistoric piranhas find their way into a water park and wreak havoc on the visitors. With David Koechner, Danielle Panabaker, David Hasselhoff, Matt Bush and Jean-Luc Bilodeau. Directed by John Gulager. [1:23]

SEX/NUDITY 8 - A young man and a young woman have sex: we see the young man thrusting), we see an outline of something squirm in her stomach, he makes a crude remark about climaxing and pulls back as the young woman appears to die (please see the Violence/Gore category for more details; a piranha is seen on the end of his genitals and we see his bare buttocks and genitals as he chops the fish off).
 A woman's bare breasts are seen (covered in blood) as she holds a man's disembodied head in her hands and shakes it between her breasts. We see an "adult pool" where fully nude women (bare genital areas and breasts are visible) jump into a pool while another topless woman is seen dancing suggestively against a pole and a fully nude woman is shown from underwater (her genital area and bare breasts are visible). A woman is seen facedown on a float (her bare buttocks are visible) and another woman is wearing a tight, see-through shirt (her bare breasts are visible). A close-up of a woman's bare breasts and crotch is see as she steps out of a pool. We see many topless women, their bare breasts visible and multiple close-shots of women's bikini bottoms. We see a woman with bare breasts, and a nude man (his bare side is visible). We see shirtless young women in a pool (their bare breasts are visible) as they swim. We see in slow-motion young women shirtless (bare breasts are visible) in swimming pools. We see a young man's bare buttocks in a pool.
 A young man is seen thrusting in a pool of water, implied to be pleasuring himself on a water duct in the pool; he shouts in pleasure and implies to a passing young man that he is sexually gratifying himself in the pool.
 A young man and a young woman kiss passionately, the young woman remarks that they are about to have sex, we see her take off her shirt (she is wearing a bikini), and the young man makes a sexual comment and moans suggestively. A young woman and a young man kiss passionately as they swim and the young woman is wearing a cleavage-exposing bikini. A young man and a young woman seem to be sharing a lingering kiss, but it is actually the young man performing CPR on the young woman; the young woman comes to and kisses the young man passionately.
 A man is seen wearing a robe, a woman makes a remark about the man coming to bed with her (she appears to be fully nude), a second woman appears and it is implied that the man has sex with both of them. A young woman tells a young man that he needs to "make love" to her, that she does not want to "die a virgin" and then makes a crude sexual remark; she takes off her pants and we see her underwear, focusing on her crotch. A young woman tells a young man that she wants to "take off all their clothes" and go swimming, the young woman disrobes (her bare back is visible) and jumps into the water, the young man strips and we see his bare back before he jumps into the water; the shadowy outline of their nude bodies is visible underwater.
 We see an extended commercial for a water park; three young women wearing cleavage exposing bikinis dance in front of a spray of water, rubbing their chests, as a man makes sexually suggestive comments about the park. A man kisses multiple women on the cheek as they pose for photographs. We see young men and women in bathing suits, young women wearing bikinis and young men without shirts, wearing swimming trunks, and the women are dancing suggestively with the men and shake their buttocks for the camera. We see in slow-motion young women wearing bikinis walking slowly by and focusing on their buttocks.
 A young woman is seen in a bathtub; no nudity is visible, but she is implied to be fully nude in a couple of scenes. A young woman takes off her pants, we see her bikini-style underwear as she dives underwater and when her tank top floats up we see her bare abdomen. A man has an open jacket; his bare chest is visible under the jacket.
 A young woman teases another young woman, saying that she was afraid to have sex, and she then remarks to a third young woman that a young man is going to "pop her cherry." A man makes a crude remark about a young man "boning" a woman's stepdaughter. A young woman and a young man pray, as directed by the young woman since that they are about to have "pre-marital relations" and then one crudely remarks that they are about to have sex. A man makes a crude joke that women might get "mouth to mouth" from a man. A young man tells a young woman that he "isn't into girls with big breasts." A young woman tells another young woman that a third young woman had "stolen" 11 of her ex-boyfriends. A young woman asks a man if he had replaced "lifeguards with strippers." A young man teases a young woman, saying that an ill young woman is pregnant.
 During an outtake sequence shown with the credits we see the following: A young man's bare buttocks as he floats in a pool, a man makes a crude remark implying he has female genitalia, a boy jokes with a man who remarks that "his mom is hot," and a man playfully dances suggestively with a trident.

VIOLENCE/GORE 10 - We see many people attacked by piranhas and men, women and children scream: we see blood covering many people, we see a piranha biting a young woman's neck and blood spouts from the wound, a man enters the water and shoots piranhas with a machine gun, and one shot hits a young man, knocking him backwards as pieces of exploding fish are seen in the water and blood fills a pool; we hear children screaming, a man rushes to help a shouting child, knocking a man over and pushing another man into the water, dead bodies are seen on the side of the pool and floating on top of the water, a man is seen missing an arm, a young man has a piranha sticking off his bare buttocks (blood covers his buttocks) and another young man helps pull the piranha from his buttocks as he screams.
 A piranha appears to rip through a young woman's body: she seizes on a bed as a young man thrusts above her, engaged in active sex, we see blood spray as the young man pulls away from the young woman, a piranha is seen on his genitals, and the young man uses a large butcher knife to chop off his genitals (we see a spray of blood); the young woman wakes, blood is covering her and the room and she walks over to the fish, lying in a pool of blood, steps on it and it spits out the young man's genitals, and the young man sneaks up behind the young woman and screams at her, while holding a butcher knife.
 A piranha attempts to walk, dragging its body with its fins; seconds later it attacks a boy, ripping the boy's head off (a spray of blood hits a young man and a young woman and covers the boy's mother who watches in horror) and we see the boy's body shaking.
 Two men walking in waist-deep water, find a dead cow, bloated with gas: the corpse releases the gas when one of the men touches it, the gas ignites and blows up the cow, throwing many baby piranhas into the air, and into the lake; moments later the two men are attacked by the piranhas, we see blood fill the water as one of the men is pulled under, the second man has one of his fingers bitten off (in 3D, filling the screen), one of the men surfaces moments later, we see piranhas attached to his face, the man bites a fish's head off and spit it into the air (the bloody head spins at the screen in 3D) and then goes underwater again, presumably dead.
 As a television reporter narrates, we see blood fill the water of a crowded lake; young men and women struggle to climb onto a stage, leaving behind bloody handprints as some of them are dragged under the water; we see boats and swimming floats covered in blood and bloody people, including a young woman covered in blood and implied to be dead.
 A parked van, carrying a young woman and a young man rolls into a lake causing the young woman to lunge forward and hit her head as they hit the water and water quickly fills the van; the young man panics and we see his arm handcuffed to the back of the van and he screams as the young woman swims out of the van, unharmed, piranhas fill the sinking van and attack the young man, blood fills the water and we see the piranhas rip the young man's flesh from his bones (the stump of the young man's arm breaks through the window and we see it in 3D as the young woman stands on top of the van screaming).
 A man discovers a dead, blood-covered woman on the ground, her daughter crying next to her and it is implied that the man backs a golf cart over the dead body as he drives away; then he drives into a taut banner, it slices through his neck, we see his severed head, the cart crashes and his head is thrown through the air with an arch of blood following, and a woman catches the disembodied head, throws it and piranhas eat it.
 A young man pours gasoline into a pool pump and drops a lit cigarette into the pump causing a massive explosion that rocks the water, and we see fish fly into the air from the water; a trident falls from the sky and spears a young man through the head, blood spatters and his body falls over.
 A young man grabs the partially eaten body of a young woman from the water, we see blood and gore coming from her body, and she appears to have been decapitated; many bodies are seen covering the ground and floating in the water, including partially eaten bodies. We see what appears to be the dead body of a young woman as a piranha snaps at her finger and swims away (the body appears covered in bite marks).
 Piranhas rip through a dock where two young women are sitting, one of the young women is thrown into the water (she is rescued seconds later by the second young woman), boards of the dock break as they try to escape, the young woman is almost bitten by multiple piranhas as she leaps onto a floating dock, the piranhas snap at the young woman from underwater and both young women fall in, but escape to safety; a fish leaps at them, the two young women smash it to death causing blood to spray over them and they believe it is dead but it snaps once more, making them scream.
 A school of a piranhas attack a young woman, we see trails of blood from one of their bites, and she is dragged out of the water and is unharmed except from a small bite on her ankle (we later see the cut look slightly gangrenous).
 A young woman, covered in blood (specifically around her crotch), shouts that a piranha had jumped out of her genitals and onto a young man's genitals; moments later we see a hospital, and it is implied that the young woman and the unseen injured young man are in the hospital. A man has a flashback of himself using a boat motor to kill many piranhas; blood fills the water and he remarks to another man that his legs had been chewed off by piranhas. A young woman is startled awake by a dream of piranhas slipping out of a faucet and attacking her (we see in 3D one of the piranhas attacking the screen).
 A young woman swims in blood-filled water and we see disembodied limbs zoom past her, the young woman begs a young man for help and she goes underwater; a second young man leaps into the water to save her after she is repeatedly sucked toward a drain. Seconds before a young woman is attacked by a piranha, a young man throws a spear through its head; the young woman is stuck to a drain on the bottom of a pool, she appears to pass out due to lack of air and a young man dives in and drags her to safety.
 We see blood pooling in the water under a woman on a raft and seconds later she screams. A young woman is presumably bitten by an unseen piranha.
 As the credits of the movie roll we see disembodied limbs, blood covered corpses, the seizing body of a headless boy, pools of blood and many corpses on the ground. On multiple occasions we see 3D piranhas swimming toward the screen.
 A piranha repeatedly rams itself against a plate of metal until it breaks through to eat a frog as two young men and a young woman watch; at the last moment the young man grabs the frog from the tank.
 A young woman punches her stepfather in the nose, he falls over and we see a small amount of blood coming from his nose. A boy is seen with a cut on his leg; he tells his mother that he was bitten by a piranha and we briefly see a bloody cut.
 A young woman shouts and is grabbed by a police officer who shouts at the young woman and drags her away. A legless, wheelchair bound man instructs another man to dump him into the water; the wheelchair bound man then flips the other man into the water.
 We see two young men lighting a cigarette off a burning firework, and the firework whips past a police officer, who spins around, unharmed. Two men tow a sunken van out of a lake and it appears empty; a police officer reassures a young woman that the van was empty and the occupants must be "just shaken up." A man walking in waist-deep water shouts, scaring another man; the man states that he just got his foot "stuck in a rut."
 A young woman vomits; we see the projectile 3D vomit spray across the screen and a young man then leaps into the puddle of vomit. Two men make a crude remark about children urinating in a swimming pool.

PROFANITY 7 - About 23 F-words and its derivatives, 7 sexual references, 16 scatological terms, 18 anatomical terms, 12 mild obscenities, name-calling (idiots, little ginger moron, little girl, poor legless stump, idiot, unlawful [anatomical term deleted], crooked cop, you are laughable), 3 religious profanities, 13 religious exclamations. [profanity glossary]

SUBSTANCE USE - Throughout the movie we frequently see young men and women smoking cigarettes, marijuana cigarettes, and drinking alcohol in excess, a police officer approaches a group of young men and women and he remarks that there should not be underage drinking as the officer smokes what appears to be a marijuana cigarette and drinks a beer.

DISCUSSION TOPICS - Piranhas, illegal well digging, extinct animals, revenge.

MESSAGE - Prehistoric piranhas are vicious and ubiquitous.

Special Keywords: S8 - V10 - P7 - MPAAR

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