August 17, 2010

The Oscar Race Has Begun

Funny or Die, which, frankly, is often a little light on the funny, has put together the first "For Your Consideration" Academy Award campaign... for Piranha 3D.   As much as I love shitting on lousy movies, I must admit, I'm eagerly anticipating this flick.  I think it's gonna be a big, dumb, fun, 80's style cheesy horror flick and - as a bonus - it's gonna be in 3D.   This, to me, is exactly the kind of movie that should be in 3D.  Martin Scorsese making his next flick in 3D doesn't excite me.  I'd much rather see his shot composition and Thelma Shoonmaker's editing without it being muddied by 3D, but perhaps that's just me.  But Piranha 3D seems like exactly what a 3D flick should be - cheesy, fun, stupid and over-the-top and fully aware that it's 3D and milking that fact every frame of the movie.  (Piranha 3D, to give you an idea of what kind of movie this is, has a 3D (severed) penis and a girl vomiting into the camera, of course, in 3D.)  This past week I've interviewed several of the cast, Ving Rhames, Jerry O'Connell, Kelly Brook and Elisabeth Shue and the one thing that they've all mentioned is that the movie doesn't take itself too seriously and it's all about having fun.   O'Connell marveled at the sheer volume of blood in the movie while Brook pointed out the film features breasts - or as she put it, Double D's - in 3D.   3D tits and lots of blood?  This sounds like the movie I would have come up with when I was 12.   Count me in.

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