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25 out of 31 people found the following review useful:
Surpsingly enough not horrible., 15 September 2012
Author: Boba_Fett1138 from Groningen, The Netherlands
It was real surprising for me to find out how watchable this movie
actually was. I mean, a movie in which a shark attacks a bunch of
people trapped in a supermarket, after a tsunami hit, doesn't exactly
sound like high quality stuff. As a matter of fact. you would normally
expect a movie like this to be extremely bad and cheesy but the movie,
as it turned out, was far from cheesy and simply was being pretty good
for what it was.
I still expected the worst, after the first 15 minutes or so, which wasn't exactly being a very promising start for the movie. It looked horrible and I feared for the rest of the movie. I expected it to be a very formulaic genre flick, in which nothing exciting or original ever happened. And even while the movie isn't being all that original, it still feels like a good watch, since it manages to entertain and takes itself serious enough.
That was perhaps being the key as to why the movie worked out; it took itself serious. Normally modern B-movies are very self aware and actors and directors obviously don't take their work all that serious. They make things deliberately cheesy to add to the fun factor and while this does work out at times, at others it makes the movie noting less but bad and annoying. In that regard it also was being refreshing to see how serious everybody involved took this movie. It definitely adds to the overall quality of the movie and its nice to see that this is a movie that took its audience serious and didn't treated them like a bunch of popcorn-eating-no-brainers, who only wanted to see lots of blood and nudity. The movie is not like that at all, even though the first 15 minutes would still suggest otherwise. Perhaps it was all deliberate and in the first 15 minutes they were like; 'this is what you expect us to do' and what after that follows was 'but this is what we are going to do with the concept'.
Thing I also liked about the movie was that it didn't featured one main, heroic character, in it, who saved everybody. instead there is a wide range of different characters in this, who all, just about, share an equal amount of screen time. None of them is pretending to be a hero, which also lets all of them all feel somewhat realistic and human-like.
On the downside; the special effects in this are pretty horrendous. Sort of funny that after 40-years, "Jaws" still has the most convincing looking shark in it. This movie too often relies on CGI effects, which aren't exactly of the best quality. But still, as far as shark movies go, this definitely is being one of the better ones, believe it or not.
29 out of 41 people found the following review useful:
It was good, 14 September 2012
Author: hobgoblinlol from Georgia
OK when i saw the trailer for this i thought to myself that this movie
was gonna be another cheap ''Shark night 3d'' but no. This movie had
effort put into it and it's NOT cheap awful Shark Night 3D. I enjoyed
the movie. The acting was good, suspense was good, it had some twists
that we're nice too! and a great character development with humor and
nice characters! i enjoyed character development and relationships and
the team work was great too. Yes, the CGI shark wasn't the best, but
there were a lot of good scenes with non-CGI shark and gore scenes too.
This wasn't an average flick with no effort, it was a good movie. With effort put into it and does not deserve to get trashed by dumb kids with ''oooh, the movie was bad! i expected this too be God Father, but it disappointed me!!! skip it!!! 3/10 durr'' no, and that also applies to the first user reviewer (no offense) this is not cheap bad shark money- grabber for me. It's good flick
Yes, some facts about the shark may have been unrealistic, but so? doesn't make it a bad movie, cause it's a movie! and the idea is also nice and rare. You don't see a lot of movie with sharks, tsunami, and markets.
Check it out if you like Shark horror movies. It i snot a masterpiece, but it entertaining. Don't listen to ''average'' IMDb Mr.Negatives who won't give the movie 7 unless it's Citizen Kane or Pulp Fiction. Check it out.
21 out of 28 people found the following review useful:
More than just flesh..., 14 September 2012
Author: jambee from Canada
Some shark movies are laughable, cheesy, and way too far fetched (Sharktopus). Some shark movies and horror movies in general can just be unbelievably bad. This Australian film was a pleasant surprise. There wasn't scantily clad girls walking around topless (Piranha) or cheap thrills. This had some genuine pillow clenches, it had some unpredictability, great acting, and had a location I had not seen before in a shark movie, Australia. Most importantly it had characters I actually cared about! There is more to this shark flick than just sharp teeth and flesh. Dig your teeth into this film if you are a thriller, horror, shark movie fan.
16 out of 22 people found the following review useful:
A Good Stab, 14 September 2012
Author: Wuelly from Canada
This was a good stab at a shark thriller.
I was actually pretty impressed with a few of the actors. Mind you I find a lot of Australian films to have really decent acting in them even with unknowns, regardless of the plot.
An original concept for a shark movie, good use of lighting and tension, and a few nice little plot twists.
A great balance of antagonists and protagonists in a "bunch of strangers" stranded setting.
The filming quality and mechanics of the feature are superior to the budget spent, in my opinion.
I found this to be a not bad at all Friday night watch. Great "BAGGAPOPCORNER" if you are in one of those moods where you aren't sure what to watch.
11 out of 16 people found the following review useful:
Excellent directing, acting, and unfortunately some bad CGI, 17 September 2012
Author: martinphoto from Canada
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 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.
5 out of 5 people found the following review useful:
It's a bit of fun. Treat it that way, 6 October 2012
Author: Jem Nash from Australia
I'm going to start off by saying, this movie was awful. The story
itself is ridiculous, the script is very poor, and the acting was
average at best (although Julian McMahon put on a solid performance.
But I loved it. This is the type of movie you go see with a bunch of friends and just sit back and enjoy. It's a 'leave your brain at the door' type of movie. There are some comical lines as well as ridiculously stupid lines that just make you cry out with laughter. It's clearly evident that this movie is not taking itself serious at all, the story tells you that.
But you can still have a lot of fun with it. Don't sit there picking out all the flaws (because there are a hell of a lot of them), and don't take it seriously, the movie was not designed that way. Just enjoy the fact that "there's a 12 foot great white shark in here". There are some awesome scenes, as well as some really cool deaths (some that you wouldn't ever imagine)
The bottom line is, just enjoy the badness of this film, don't think about it, don't take it seriously, just enjoy it. That's what it was designed for.
6 out of 7 people found the following review useful:
Best Shark Flick in 3D, 27 September 2012
Author: elliott78212 from United States
I had mixed thoughts after reading reviews here but I decided to buy the 3D BluRay since it was on sale, glad I didn't listen to all the negative reviews. Phoebe Tonkin of the Secret Circle, Julian McMahon of Tip/Tuck and Dr. Doom in the Fantasitc Four, Xavier Samual from the Twilight Movies, not to mention a few other actors I did recognize from the movie Sanctum. First the good news the use of 3D in this movie is spot on everything coming at you from shark attacks to the minor details of other sea life like jelly fish and crabs, this movie is everything Shark Night wasn't. No its not boring its well paced with solid actors who take the material seriously. The movie never winks at itself and your become drawn in by the relationships, there is no one person who is the big hero and some unexpected deaths add to the drama. Now the bad while I will admit the special F/X could have used a bit more work they are miles above those seen in your typical SyFy Saturday Flick. I enjoyed the movie will watch again with friends and recommend it especially for those of us with 3D TV's you'll enjoy it all the more.
6 out of 8 people found the following review useful:
Better than I had Expected! Go watch it!, 24 September 2012
Author: Saad Khan from Pakistan
Bait 3D CATCH IT (B) Bait is about a group of survivors from different walks of life find themselves trapped inside a submerged grocery store when a tsunami hits the coast of Queensland, Australia. As they try to escape to safety, they soon discover that there is a predator among them more deadly than the threat of drowning-vicious great white sharks lurking in the water, starved hungry for fresh meat. As the bloodthirsty sharks begin to pick the survivors off one by one, the group realizes that they must work together to find a way out without being eaten alive. Bait is Australia's first 3D movie and to be honest its better than I had expected. The special effects, the cast, the monstrous sharks and supermarket half in water is pretty convincing. The movie manages to have pretty famous young and old faces so Xavier Samuel (Good), Sharni Vinson (Too skinny), Phoebe Tonkin (Cool Brat), Lincoln Lewis (Hot Jock), Alex Russell (Cute Guy), Cariba Heine (Hot Chick) and Julian McMohan (Cool). Bait is really entertaining and unlike other horror/thrillers it keeps most of the good people alive so for a killer shark movie that was a new thing.
2 out of 2 people found the following review useful:
Great Movie, 27 September 2012
Author: Lauren Ricketts from Australia
*** This review may contain spoilers ***
At first I was expecting an average movie but when the tsunami hit and
they got trapped it started to get better from there, some of the shark
scenes were very unrealistic and I thought they could have done better
than that but it was still OK. After awhile the movie got a bit boring
and predictable, they would need to do something then everyone would
stand up and try to be heroes and end up getting eaten by a shark.
Some things in the movie were a bit off, the bodies in the car park had already decomposed after not even a day and the sharks wouldn't continue to eat people they would stop after one or two, but that didn't really affect the outcome of the movie I just thought that they could have done better with that. Personally, I found this movie quite enjoyable because I actually live where the movie was filmed and the shot at the end where it shows the whole town destroyed was quite interesting and left me wondering if it would ever really look like that.
Overall I think it was an enjoyable movie and if you're looking for a disaster/shark attack movie this is the one for you.
3 out of 4 people found the following review useful:
Without any logic!, 13 November 2012
Author: pramandeep from India
*** This review may contain spoilers ***
The movie is full of illogical events. you will love it if you don't
use your mind while watching a movie. A guy hits a shark with a
shotgun, OK, But under the shark? was shark just swimming over or
taking a stroll when you decided to shoot it with a shotgun? And sharks
don't Eat humans! please watch some discovery, filmmakers. One dialogue
is very true- They are Curious. yes they are, and they have nothing
except their teeth to check a thing. That is the main reason behind
Shark attacks. And where's Ryan? he just disappeared from the climax.
he was safe and sound in the parking lot but didn't came up along with
in the starting they showed some events from each character's past but they were not connected anywhere in the whole film, just useless.
moreover, the graphics are not good. seems like an animation at times.
I'll give 3/10 to this one and won't recommend it to a friend.
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