Film Review: BAIT (2012)

Film Review: BAIT (2012)

Oct 11, 2016

IMDb: Bait (2012)
Director: Kimble Rendall
Stars: Richard Brancatisano, Xavier Samuel, Chris Betts

Synopsis: In a sleepy beach community, shoppers at an underground supermarket are terrorized by a crazed bandit when the unimaginable occurs: A monstrous freak tsunami swallows the town. Now trapped, with rushing water threatening to entomb them in a watery grave the survivors discover they are not alone. The tsunami has brought unwanted visitors from the depths. Not only must they overcome the threat of drowning and the predator within their midst, but a threat far more deadly and far more bloodthirsty – hungry great white sharks!


A fine Aussie cast like Julian Macmahon (Cole in Charmed), Lincoln Lewis (Tomorrow When the War Began – a really good film), Xavier Samuel (Twilight :Eclipse), and Sharni Vinson (You’re Next). Yeah sure the acting is somewhat questionable in some scenes, (even by the heavy hitters) questionable as in lacking any depth! However it doesn’t affect the films mood.

This is not a serious film, not a serious horror contender in my book, just some mid afternoon fun. And it is enjoyable, do not get me wrong. Lincoln Lewis’ scene trapped in the car with his girlfriend and her handbag pooch is quite hilarious. The film fares well considering, and I liked the dynamic of vicious criminals vs hungry sharks and a devastating tsunami.

To put it nicely, it has some very well created and well portrayed elements in it and is worth a watch.