When a tsunami traps a bunch of wankers in a grocery store, things take a horrific turn when a blood-thirsty shark comes to do a little shopping at the human meat market.
After Piranha 3D was a hit in 2010, there was a rush to make aquatic horror movies in an attempt to cash in on the popular sub-genre. Except that Piranha 3D was actually fun and inventive.
Bait 3D suffers from uneven pacing, idiotic characters, and some awful CGI. For a 90-minute movie, it takes a little too long to get to the meat and potatoes. When it does get going, there are several brake pumps that kill the momentum. It’s like someone trying to drive stick for the first time and stalling out with a lurch.
The lead character, Josh, is the unlikely hero. He was a lifeguard and is now a stock boy at the grocery store. Nothing about him screams badass, and yet, he starts doing all kinds of badass things.
The CGI sharks are only slightly better than Deep Blue Sea from the late 90s, which tells me that almost no money was put into the digital FX. And then there were the obviously done for 3D moments so that it would seem like 3D was worth the extra ticket fee.
If you are thinking about watching this, don’t. Watch Piranha 3D instead.
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