Sunday, September 03, 2006
"Piñata: Survival Island" review
Piñata: Survival Island (2002)
AKA Demon Island
Directed by David Hillenbrand Scott Hillenbrand
Writing credits David Hillenbrand Scott Hillenbrand
Nicholas Brendon .... Kyle
Jaime Pressly .... Tina
Eugene Byrd .... Doug
Casey Fallo .... Monica (as Kasey Fallo)
Nate Richert .... Jake
A bunch of alcoholic college students head to an island. It's time to play "Catch the underwear for charity" game. The girls and boys pair off and scour the island. One pair runs into a piñata. It is Cinco de Mayo after all. In the spirit of the event, our heroes decide to crack it open. Little do they know that the piñata is actually filled with bad spirits and comes to life if you bash it. The piñata wakes from his slumber. Now the Piñata wants to club you! MOO-HA-HA-HA!
I liked this ridiculous B-movie. There were plenty of hot babes in this one including one of my favorites, Jaime Pressly. And here she is!Unfortunately, none of them get naked. I know. I know. Dry your eyes. There were also plenty of good gore effects. The piñata monster was pretty ruthless, (as all good monsters should be), and clubbed peoples heads in with gleeful abandon. The piñata effects themselves were pretty cheesy. He seemed to be able to change shape at will. He transforms into a flying beast, a piñata and a hulking ogre. All of these effects were computer graphics that didn't look too convincing. But I still had a good time. For a piñata monster movie, it was pretty good.
SCORE: 2 out of 4 club crazy pinata monstersJaime Pressly fighting for survial on an island in her bikini. That's good enough for me.