Just when you thought you could go back in the water. Well unless you want to be eaten by a shark.I strongly suggest this movie to people who love monster and shark movies! Also the effects are great except in the beganing and end they must of ran out of money or something. The acting was 10/10 and you really felt for these people stuck in the market. So go out and buy these movie today or rent it. If you can still rent movies today. The H20 girls are great in this movie. I may never go to a underground store again because of this movie scared me. The shark effects are great and very real. <more>
If I had to describe this movie in one sentence I would have to say it's the combination of DEEP BLUE SEA 1999 and the smell of ass. I highly encourage people to watch this if you are high. Seriously folks, if you want to watch an utterly accidentally hilarious movie then BAIT is for you. Forget about PIRANHA or SNAKES ON A PLANE, this big budget Australian film takes the cake for the "So Bad, its Good" genre of film. The story is about a bunch of young people who get trapped in a flooded Supermarket during a freak Tsunami that no one saw coming... While trying to figure out a <more>
way to escape, they are stalked and eaten, one by one, by a couple of 12 ft long great white sharks! It was supposed to be a serious nail-biting thriller, but all the awful production elements just make it the most gut-bustingly funniest film I have ever seen. The actors are spectacularly bad nobodies... except Julian McMahon Victor Von Doom in Fantastic 4 . God only knows why he took this role??? Times must be tough since his TV show - Nip/Tuck got canceled, or maybe because he's Australian and got suckered into taking this role to support the local Australian cinema in the same way that Hugh Jackman and Nicole Kidman were bamboozled into doing Australia 2008 . Anyway he gets to play one of the bad guys who turns good, and is endowed with dialogues that are craptaculous and over dramatic along with action scenes that are excessively gruesome. The heroes of the film are two young unknown pretty-boys who both look like they would have to blow a producer to get acting work. One of them is an employee of the flooded supermarket and the other is a lifeguard who coincidentally lost his best friend to the same shark a few days earlier. His lifeguard experience makes him the de facto expert in the group on the nature of the Sharks, and is able to predict their carnivorous behavior better than Steve Irwin, but can't simply explain the most preposterous plot hole of how a shark, that is twice the size of a man, is able to devour more than 20 people and one Pomeranian and continue to be hungry? Maybe it was suffering from bulimia? Anyhoo... the rest of the cast is also highly entertaining like the eternal pessimist who keep zinging the negative one-liners while he spectates the deaths of his fellow survivors; there is also the rich dippy couple who are trapped underwater in their miraculously air tight BMW with a seemingly endless supply of oxygen. Altogether, combine that cast with excessive torture-porn gore, really, really bad CGI effects for the shark and the Tsunami and the overall ridiculous plot, you have yourself a real gem of a comedy.
My advice: Don't watch this movie and expect to see something horrible. I watched it with a group of friends and all we did was laugh at some of the bad effects the shark at the beginning...ugh and we didn't appreciate the good ones! I watched it again on my own and thought it was quite good! The tsunami was great, the actors were believable, there was comedy, and a few scares here and there.I might be a bit biased because I love a lot of the actors. Cariba Heine Heather and Lincoln Lewis Kyle are the best characters, really hilarious, and I'm also a big fan of Phoebe Tonkin <more>
I heard about this film & knew it would great! Then I got it from Hmv & watched it!It was a pretty ace shark film! I liked the concept with the humans being food on the shelf's in the supermarket while the shark was swimming around them! The idea that the shark was stealthy & moved steadily along!The blood & gore effects were pretty good! Along with the bank robber getting eaten by the shark after briefly threatening the group! Epic! Along with Josh using a shotgun to kill the shark & teaser the other shark to death!Overall, it's a pretty clever not to mention epic <more>
shark film you won't want to miss! Can't wait for the sequel!9/10
Sometimes a movie concept is so simple and fun that you have no choice but to love it. This is one such things. This is a simple movie, let's make no bones about it. This is not Jaws, nor is it trying to be. This is not trying to be some great horror classic. You give up the right to call yourself a serious horror film when your entire pitch meeting can legitimately consist of "A shark get's loose inside a supermarket". That's all you will need to know to know if you will enjoy this movie. If reading that sentence makes you smile or fills you with excitement, you are the <more>
right person for this movie. You need to not take it seriously or you're not going to have fun. You can't watch this movie expecting greatness, greatness left the building the instant a shark got loose inside a supermarket. This was always going to be a B Movie, and it's only fair to be judged by that system.Don't bother trying to name the cast, unless you're an Australian and watched Home And Away chances are that with the exception of Julian McMahon you know no one in this movie, and that's good. It ads to the B Movie feel of it. A cast of basically unknowns and one semi famous actor, it's perfect in that regard.The effects are gratuitous, obvious and silly. The CGI shark can do things that Jaws WISHES he could have done. In any other movie they would be a turn off, but for Bait they work because it's clear from the get go this is a stupid little movie with a stupid concept and it banks on you enjoying that. Still effort clearly went into the shark, at times it's actually pretty scary even though it's badly faked. It's only shown in pats when it's needed, until the final reel where the only way to end the film is to show the entire shark.The gore, for the most part, is obvious CGI that they did in a way that works if you're converting a film to 3D, but in the 2D version I saw is silly... and again, for this kind of movie, that's a good thing.The acting is pretty impressive given the subject matter, it's the kind of acting you wouldn't expect this kind of film to get. If anything the acting is too good for this movie, the actors provide genuine tension and it's through their talents alone that the shark has any weight. They make you believe that a killer shark is loose in a supermarket and the chemistry is instant and realistic as hell. You believe the father and daughter are related, that the couples have been together for a while and have a certain kind of way of talking.The ending is stupid, and it's hard to believe someone thought it made sense, and yet for this genre of B Movie it's the only way it could end.Make no mistake, this is a dumb movie... but that was the point all along. You're not here to see Jaws, you're here to see Bait.. or as it should be called "Sharks in a Mall"
Trapped together in a flooded supermarket, a group of survivors finds their escape attempts after a devastating hurricane strikes the town impeded by a vicious, man-eating shark trapped with them inside the building that has a taste for blood and must stop it in order to get out alive.This one turned out to be quite an enjoyable killer shark effort. One of the better elements at work is the rather fun and engaging action delivered throughout here which runs pretty much nonstop throughout the film. This mostly comes from the fact that the escape attempts being made are handled quite <more>
realistically, with the group's attempts at getting away being hindered naturally and giving themselves to the shark to tear them to pieces. These here are rather fun, from the spectacle of the oncoming tsunami wave that hits the area and wipes out the stores while flooding the supermarket which is itself an impressive visual feat. That gives way to realistic escapes attempts which creates an effective atmosphere and suspense when combined with the fact that being in the water at any point means that there's potentially going to be an attack, creating even more worry. That the attacks are brutal, vicious and extremely bloody makes for even more fun with a strong series of action-packed shark encounters from the scenes down in the underground car park while the one trapped by the debris tries to help them with the distraction tactics that draw the shark away. Those are just as much fun as the ambushes done on the main floor where the cramped, waterlogged store features plenty of great fun with the creature appearing in the aisles to chomp on the group hanging around while still remaining logical as to how a shark would go about doing this. The big series of showdowns with each shark on each level make for a strong finale as there's a lot of action present fighting off the sharks, and giving this a lot to like. As well as it's cool gore and continuous pacing that never really lets it get too bogged down and boring, this here give this one a lot to like. While it does have a lot, the flaws here are somewhat detrimental in that this is absolutely ludicrous-looking in 2D since it doesn't need 3D at all. This one would've been absolutely fine here without the unneeded setups that showcase this one in rather contrived setups that aim for the 3D format rather than being a part of the natural part of the story. The only other flaw is the pain-inducing and atrocious CGI used, which is plain wrong and doesn't belong here, but otherwise, this was an outstanding offering.Rated R: Graphic Violence and Graphic Language.
Excellent directing, acting, and unfortunately some bad CGI (by martinphoto)
Right off the bat, I give this title 8/10. First, it needs some lovin'. At the time of reviewing this title, it has a rating of 5.3, which seriously, is way too low for such a campy horror film. Second, it's a shark in a supermarket, and really, how more original can you get? Anyone expecting an Oscar movie-going experience is knocking at the wrong door. But you know what, the thing is, this film is a lot better than most would have expected, me included. The cinematography is really nice. It clearly shows this movie was made with great care, attention to detail, and with passion for <more>
horror movies. The casting was perfect, the dialogues were well written, the location was great, and the suspense was very well created. It's just too bad they didn't get more budget for the CGI, because some scenes could have done with a better nip-tuck, especially the very first dramatic scene in the ocean. But overall, don't let that distract you: this film is a must see for any horror fan of the Shark genre. The film may be just a small fish in the sea of movies, but it's got all the gusto of the bigger ones out there.
Giant killer shark in aisle four! (by Woodyanders)
A monstrous freak tsunami wave slams a previously peaceful beach community and floods a supermarket. A motley assortment of folks find themselves trapped in said grocery store with an enormous and ferocious giant shark. Director Kimble Rendall, working from a tight script by John Kim and Russell Mulcahy, relates the gripping story at a brisk pace, generates plenty of nerve-rattling tension, delivers a satisfyingly substantial amount of gore, and handles the potentially ludicrous premise with commendable seriousness. Moreover, the characters are drawn with some depth and the combination CGI <more>
and animatronic shark looks pretty cool. The solid acting from the capable cast rates as another definite asset, with especially sturdy work from Xavier Samuel as the troubled, but gutsy and resourceful Josh, Julian McMahon as noble criminal Doyle, Sharni Vinson as the sweet Tina, Phoebe Tonkin as rebellious teenager Jaimie, and Dan Wyllie as despicable no-count hoodlum Kirby. Ross Emery's spirited score hits the stirring spot. The crisp cinematography by Joe Ng and Alex Oh gives the picture an impressive polished look. An extremely enjoyable and suspenseful movie.
Good Shark 3D Movie Fun! Fun! Fun! Since Deep Blue, and Jaws. (by poicop)
Don't know why this movie wasn't promoted better. Didn't see one commercial for it playing in the theatre. But man was it good fun!First of all. Its one of the best SHARK movies that have come around since DEEP BLUE. Before that it was JAWS. And everything else in between is mediocre.The story was good enough. And not just OK. But better then that. Although some parts are a little far fetched. That's why we watch movies. Cause who wants to see something realistic when going to see a movie like this.They must have had experienced professionals working on the filming aspect, <more>
cause every scene was framed perfect for 3D. And my hats go off to all the talented film makers who created such a piece of work. The actors. Everyone - good job!I hope sales of this film go through the roof now that most video stores do not exist. If only some really well placed advertising, and sales/price marketed this 3D Bluray could rake in tons!!!If you can watch it in 3D. EVEN BETTER. I will watch this again. And I will recommend this to all 3D owners that don't mind some/little gore in a well paced original horror shark movie! In the genre and 3D I'm giving it an 8 out of 10.