Periodically they attack various chumps in enjoyably gruesome ways. At least Dante and John Sayles had a real sense of humour about their material. The scuba diving instructor of the local resort Anne Kimbrough Tricia O'Neil breaks in the morgue with her acquaintance Tyler Sherman Steve Marachuk and finds that the bodies have been eaten in many parts. The piranha themselves, weren't' too badly made, considering this is back from 1981. If you have an hour and half to kill then you could do worse. However the film itself starts with Lou and Lisa in the water their brief dialogue scene on the boat is missing and their killing is shown before the opening credits.
He quickly becomes the big man on campus thanks to his football skills, but when his Jewish background is discovered, his worst fears are realized and his friends turn on him with violent threats and public ridicule. When she goes after the student she finds that he was also eaten by the piranhas. It did actually see a poster that had The spawning on it so made it was called spawning before flying killers. So yes, this time the genetically altered killer fish can fly, and they've also reached the ocean although that event is completely unrelated to the end of the first Piranha. Unfortunately they had lost a cylinder full of the new breed in the water. The film was originally called Flying Killers and now for some reason it's been renamed as The Spawning or vice versa. The gap between them is widening and he is fearful that she will leave him for a co-worker.
Theres really not much plot except that there is a shoal of piranhas who have wings terrorising a resort. Cons: a dumb plot, horrible special effects -the flying piranhas say it all-, a bad score, a bad cinematography, bad acting. Lance Henriksen is totally wasted in this. While it's fairly common to dismiss horror sequels as cheap knock-offs that merely cash in on superior originals, most genre fans generally find one or two good things to say about these follow-ups. It's easily the worst thing James Cameron ever worked on and it's nice to know he only went uphill from here. Cameron himself is an atheist.
The print I saw of this flick was pan and scan and somewhat fuzzy. The movie feels like an early sun-drenched porno flick with all the sex cut out. And Lance Henriksen is never bad in a movie. According to sources, it was on the set of this film that Cameron came up with the idea for The Terminator, the film that made him a star and matured him as a director, so much so that this was forgotten for years until now. One of her divers swims into the wreck, which she has strictly forbidden to her divers. They have one night stand and Tyler tells her that he is a biochemist that have developed a specimen of genetically modified piranha capable of flying to be the ultimate weapon. There's no way a movie about flying Piranhas could be actually good.
The only use of Piranha the Spawning is to be used as a blackmail device for getting some money from the disgraced actors that appeared in this movie pretty sure they had been the last 20 years trying to forget this miserable mistake in their lives. José is bitter that his wife, Ana, is employed when he is not. This really isn't too bad a film, and is certainly a worthy sequel to the original. Also an expert on marine life, she's suspicious when divers start getting eaten. The lead female character seems to have been based on Stevie Wayne from The Fog if we got to see her a few years later. But the hotel manager refuses to call off the annual fish fry on the beach, with inevitable consequences.
Even good director's must start from garbage to reach greatness. He begins to think she is involved in the murder. There were just too many performances where you didn't buy into the performance for a second. Despite arthritic legs, Ana endures night shifts at a fish factory and thinks her looks are now lost. They meet mainly at a bar owned by their former colleague Rico.
Little did they know they found a piranha breeding ground and were eaten by the fish. That aside it is one of those so bad it's watchable films. Her estranged husband by the name of Steve refuses to listen to her story about the killer fish. He stated in an interview that in fact he was fired after a week, the producer shot and edited the rest of the film and Cameron couldn't get his name taken off the credits. Anne discovers the piranhas do not like the sunlight and develops a plan.
Who the hell thought of Flying Piranhas?. This film is famous for being directed by James Cameron. Not so with Piranha Part Two: The Spawning, a sequel so undeniably bad even its director, one James Cameron, prefers not to mention it, despite the fact that it's the first film he ever directed. This sequel to 1978's Piranah was the initial stepping stone that put James Cameron on the map. The next day a group of tourists are taking diving courses.
One can attribute this to first-time director Cameron being kicked out of the cutting room and losing all kind of control over the project which is why he generally considers The Terminator his directorial debut , but the truth is the project was flawed from the very beginning: taking the Corman-derived cheapness to the extreme, the movie is sunk by lackluster writing at least the original had some kind of subtext beyond the mayhem , poor performances even Henriksen looks completely lost and, most disappointingly, scaled-down special effects, namely winged fish that look so fake they lose all their credibility after a few minutes. Hard to believe it's Cameron, that's right. Even the opening credits seem to be done in a really choppy manner. The piranhas have now developed the ability to fly so they are a threat in and out of the water. Anne is the instructor of the class and one of her divers swims into the shipwreck.