What Parents Need to Know
Parents need to know that Piranha 3DD is a sequel to 2010's surprisingly successful (and entertaining, in a very over-the-top way) Piranha 3D, which was itself a remake of a 1978 movie. While this one unfortunately lacks whatever made the previous movie work, it's just as packed with strong violence, including lots of blood, severed limbs, and even a severed penis. It also features heavy nudity, sexual innuendo, and some sex. Language is also very strong, with many uses of "f--k" and "s--t," as well as beer drinking and pot smoking. Older teens may be drawn to the movie for the promise of nudity implied in the title -- and it's available on demand. Parents, beware.
- Families can talk about Piranha 3DD's violence. Is it intended to be entertaining or disturbing? Can it be both at once? Is that OK?
- Is the movie scary? What's the difference between scary and bloody?
- Many of the characters have perfect body types, except one young man who's teased for being too short. Can he still be a hero? What do the heroes of movies and TV shows typically look like? Why do you think that is?