A freak tsunami traps shoppers at a coastal Australian supermarket inside the building ... along with a 12-foot great white shark.
Sharkunami Gone Barmy! When a tsunami traps shoppers inside a coastal Australian supermarket, their survival prospects are reduced even further when Great White Sharks find their way into the area. It's as nutty as it sounds, a bonkers but wonderfully genius premise is played out with "B" movie heart and a smile on its face. Standard rules apply, there's a myriad of characters who are in need of redemption or reconciliations, and of course it's a time for heroes and villains to thrust themselves forward. Action and suspense is never far away, and neither is blood! There's even some humour to be found, especially with a bickering couple of teenage lovers. Some of the CGI is poor and as is the norm with this type of film, there's daft scenes that ask you to just roll with it. If you can do that then there's a good time to be had here. 6/10
Not a bad Shark horror film, since Jaws. The Aussies never disappoint.
**Bait isn't groundbreaking or particularly impressive but slightly edges out typical low-budget shark flicks with a creative setting.** Bait's concept and setting bear similarities to 2019's alligator thriller Crawl. A tsunami traps a small band of survivors in a flooded underground supermarket with hungry man-eating great whites. The quality doesn't rise to the level of The Shallows or Crawl, but it's pretty solid for a non-Hollywood 3D low-budget film. I was expecting a goofy shark film with dreadful performances (which I love) and was surprised by something a little better. Don't get me wrong, it isn't a gold standard for anything, but in a subgenre built on low-budget cheesiness, Bait shows a little more effort than most.