Piranha Part Two: The Spawning
Piranha Part Two: The Spawning (1981)

Flying and swimming mutant piranhas terrorize a tourist club, and a diving instructor and a biochemist team up to destroy them.

Rated: R
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Release Date: December 1, 1981
DVD Release Date: January 28, 2003
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Critic Score: 7% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Variety Staff

Idiotic premise has US government genetic engineering experiments creating a deadly form of grunions (hinted at being used in the Vietnam war).

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TV Guide

The special effects are awful (the piranhas are obviously hand puppets) and the script worse.

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Pablo Villaça
Cinema em Cena

Geralmente, grandes cineastas dão indícios de sua genialidade mesmo em seus filmes de estréia, por pior que estes sejam. Não é o caso de James Cameron, que aparentemente reservou seus talentos para o filme seguinte.

Time Out

A copy rather than a sequel, this has none of the intelligence, wit or tempo that graced the first swarm of hungry fish.

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Kim Newman
Empire Magazine

For curious completists only.

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As its director claims, this is the finest movie about flying piranha ever made, but otherwise only of interest to hardcore James Cameron completists.

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Felix Vasquez Jr.
Cinema Crazed

Thankfully James Cameron went on to bigger and better things, but who can blame him for trying to pretend this movie never existed?

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Tim Brayton
Antagony & Ecstasy

The piranha attack scenes are handled with minimal grace, giving us plenty of nice, long looks at just how fake the props are.

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Alex Sandell
Juicy Cerebellum

Oh ... my .... gawd, they fly now! This is so bad it's, well, bad.

Flixster Audience Score: 10% Flixster User Reviews
KJ Proulx
First of all, the title is misleading, since we only see the Piranha's for about 20 minutes in the entire film, and that is not even the worst part. The… More
Cassandra Maples
This really isn't too bad a film, and is certainly a worthy sequel to the original. 'Piranha' worked because it was tongue-in-cheek, making fun… More
Ken Stachnik
It's funny that even through Cameron only directed for 2 weeks, you can definitely see his fingers prints on several scenes and specifically the script.… More
Brian De Guelle
Funny and silly from james carmron in his 1st film!
Phil Hubbs
Gee Mr Cameron this film totally sucks ass!! totally hated every minute of this to be honest, its not scary, its not thrilling and its not interesting in the… More
Steven Vincent Gee
Piranha II: The Spawning is a sequel to the 1978 classic Piranha directed by Joe Dante and produced by Roger Corman, the sequel was pretty good movie. The plot… More