Nothing Fishy About This Comparison

Born 22 October 1938 – Christopher Lloyd, American actor known for his portrayals of Emmett “Doc” Brown in the Back to the Future trilogy, Uncle Fester in The Addams Family and its sequel Addams Family Values, and Judge Doom in Who Framed Roger Rabbit. While Lloyd gave commendable performances in all these films, thanks to both his impressive talent and a brilliant screenplay, he ascended to Shakespearean heights of greatness in playing marine biologist Carl Goodman in the ichthyological tragedy “Pirhana 3D.” Skeptical? Allow me to present my case.

First, consider these words spoken by Carl Goodman in “Piranha 3D”:
“Piranha hunt in packs – not for protection, but for overwhelming force. They’re organized, methodical. The first bite draws blood. The blood draws the pack.”

Now, compare Goodman’s speech with these lines spoken by characters in three of Shakespeare’s plays:
“I’ll be revenged on the whole pack of you.” (Antonio -“Twelfth Night’)
“Out of the jaws of death.” (Antonio – “Twelfth Night”)
“It will have blood, they say; blood will have blood.” (Macbeth – “Macbeth”)
“If she do bid me pack . . .” (Petruchio – “The Taming of the Shrew”)

I submit that the character of Carl Goodman was obviously conceived in homage to the genius of William Shakespeare.

Below – Christopher Lloyd, the Sir Laurence Olivier of actors appearing in carnivorous fish films.

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