Bait 3D: Shark Bites Holes in Plotline
Julian McMahonSharni Vinson...
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One year has passed since Josh (Samuel) failed to rescue his buddy from the deadly grip of a Great White shark while on life-guard duty at the sandy beach in Queensland, Australia. Down in the dumps over the loss of a friend and over the break-up with his girlfriend Tina (Vinson), whom he proposed to not so long ago, he now part-times at the underground local supermarket stacking shelves. Soon enough, he runs into Tina, whom he hasn’t seen ever since the tragedy, and her new boyfriend Steven (Qi).
Meanwhile, rebellious adolescent, Jamie (Tonkin), in order to get the attention of her cop father Todd (Sacks), practices some innocent shoplifting- all at the expense of her boyfriend Ryan’s (Russell) job. In addition, a bickering couple find some ‘alone time’ in the underground parking lot and a couple of muggers hit the store. Soon, a fatal Tsunami strikes the coast, flooding both the parking lot and the supermarket. The few survivors are now left to find their way out, whilst battling the twelve-foot man-eating shark that the Tsunami mysteriously washed in.
The superfluous cast, who pretty much spend the entire film sitting on top of the supermarket shelves and refrigerators –which are mysteriously still running, even after the main power has been switched off – bring on the most painful and stiffest performance. The ‘horror’ that is upon them never really registers on their face and their appalling dialogue comes across in a rather questionable and disturbing Australian accent. The ‘flooded’ parking lot, located under the supermarket, is only partially flooded, and the submerged cars are somehow completely watertight after the flood.