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Bait (III) (2012)

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A freak tsunami traps shoppers at a coastal Australian supermarket inside the building - along with a 12-foot Great White Shark.

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Rory
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Chris Betts ...
Lockie
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Tina
Simon Edds ...
Lifeguard
Miranda Deakin ...
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Doyle
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Kirby
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Naomi
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Colins
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Kyle
Cariba Heine ...
Heather
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Ryan
Adrian Pang ...
Jessup
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Storyline

This movie is about a group of people who get trapped in a Supermarket after a Tsunami hits the coast of Queensland, Australia. But they soon find out that they have more to worry about than being in a flooded grocery store, there's a 12 foot shark swimming around them, and it's hungry. Written by Michael Hallows Eve

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The food chain just got flipped. See more »


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Rated R for bloody violence, some grisly images and language | See all certifications »

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20 September 2012 (Australia)  »

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Bait (Carnada)  »

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Budget:

AUD 30,000,000 (estimated)
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Despite only earning approximately $775,000 in its home country of Australia, Bait 3D was a sizable success overseas, making over $20 million China alone. It also made $2 Million in Italy. As a result of its international success, Arclight Films announced that the film will receive a sequel. See more »

Goofs

After the Tsunami hits the supermarket, the camera pans back showing the devastation and passes over the top of the shelves with stuff washed up and shows a pair of thongs sitting upright and next to each other like someone just slipped them off. See more »

Quotes

Heather: Do you see it anywhere?
Kyle: [sarcastically] Yeah I see it, but I'm keeping it a secret from you because I want you to be surprised.
Heather: Oh thank you for your thought of this Kyle. Really, it's always what I wanted in a boyfriend.
[shark swims past the rear end of the car, with the camera stilling facing Heather and Kyle]
Heather: Oh! I can't handle this much longer, it may seem surprising but I'm not equip to deal with this kind of situation.
Heather: [while putting her dog in the back seat] Here Bulli, you need some space...
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Crazy Credits

No sharks were harmed in the making of this movie. See more »


Soundtracks

Mack the Knife
Written by Bertolt Brecht and Kurt Weill
English lyrics by Marc Blitzstein
Performed by Kimble Rendall & The Slice
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The sushi is no longer the menu, you are!
13 October 2012 | by (Denmark) – See all my reviews

What do you do when you are trapped underground in a flooded supermarket with sharks in the water? You fire off your underwater shotgun and taser the shark, of course!

Actually, "Bait" turned out to be quite entertaining and not at all as cheesy and stupid as I had initially anticipated it to be. Given the plot line of the story, first impressions don't bode well for "Bait". But give it a chance, because it was actually quite good.

The story is about a group of people getting stranded underground in a supermarket as a tsunami strikes Australia, as sea water rushes in and floods the complex, the people find that drowning is not the biggest of their problems. They are trapped with two ferocious white sharks.

There is a good amount of action and thrills in the movie, which turned out to be a great combination. The movie, despite being super predictable, does keep you thrilled and almost at the edge of your seat.

The concept idea is a bit far out there, but oddly enough it did work out well enough, because the movie was entertaining and interesting from start till end.

Obviously they didn't have real sharks there, duh, but the CGI effects were actually good, and the sharks did look realistic enough. And the use of prosthetic shark heads was also working out well enough. The effects in a movie like this is a determining and crucial factor between having the movie working or being utter rubbish. Luckily here, the effects were good.

There were two things in the movie that were not all that great. The scene with the swarm of crabs in the ventilation duct. What were the odds of them being right there at that exact moment? It was a bit too much in my opinion. And the second scene, that really shouldn't have made it to the final cut, was the ending scene. Are you kidding me? I will not reveal it here, just watch it yourself.

I will say that the people cast for the various roles in this movie were actually doing a good job with their given characters. The dialogue was good, the acting was good. Well, all except for one guy playing some cocky guy with spiteful remarks and jokes about everything, he just came off as fake and forced, so perhaps another actor would have been better there? Just my opinion.

All in all, "Bait" is a good shark movie, thrilling, lots of action and a good amount of blood.


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