If promises of 3D evisceration, vomiting and sex aren’t enough to lure audiences into theaters in August’s movie dog days, perhaps a grand gesture of self-awareness is. The cast of “Piranha 3D,” Alexandre Aja’s remake of the 1978 Joe Dante schlock classic, is up on Funny or Die offering their arguments as to why their film should be on the Academy’s radar come the fast-approaching Oscar season.
While acknowledging and pushing your camp credentials too hard can backfire — “Snakes on a Plane”: never forget — this video is worth it entirely for Adam Scott’s deadpan (“Look, now you nominate ten movies for Best Picture. What, are you going nominate ‘Inception’ ten times?”). Alas, the original version including him ranting about the nomination of “Ghost,” which has been since been cut in favor of a touch too much Paul Scheer.