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Bait 3D – 3D Blu-ray Review

The Flick:

I absolutely love sharks. In my opinion they are one of the most terrifying animals on the planet. Sharks should be scary. After watching the trailer for Bait 3D I felt like I might finally be getting a shark film with a little bite. Instead, I sat through a film populated with solid actors, a hokey storyline, and some terrible CGI sharks. Mediocre is the word that best describes Bait 3D.

The story is sort of new. After Australia gets its ass kicked by a Tsunami, a group of people are trapped inside a supermarket with two hungry great white sharks. Even though the story sounds crazy, on some level it works. I was pulled in by the actors, and even cared for them, but every time I saw a goofy CGI shark I wanted to push the eject button. Sure, the cast and crew of Jaws had to work through many difficulties with the mechanical shark, but it also scared people so much that beach swimming took a nose dive after its release.

On the positive side, Phoebe Tonkin is crazy sexy, Xavier Samuel and Julian McMahon acted their asses off and the story was original. If bad CGI doesn’t bother you, then Bait 3D might put a smile on your face. It’s the type of flick that goes well with beer and pizza, but is forgotten 15 minutes after the credits roll. Unfortunately I couldn’t get past the crappy CGI weak-tit sharks and that’s to bad because the cast is stellar and the 3D was fantastic. This could have been a killer film, but didn’t quite make the grade.

 

The Blu-ray:

Audio/Video

The audio is great! It sounded like I was in a battle zone and the score crashed into my living room with excessive force. The video looked brilliant as well. Really high quality transfer and fantastic 3D.

Special Features 

Storyboard Gallery: Sadly this is the only special feature and it’s pretty bland.

3D blu-ray, blu-ray, and DVD copies of the film are included so you can enjoy the terrible CGI sharks however you’d like.

The Flick Rating: ★★½☆☆

The Blu-ray Rating: ★★★½☆

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I enjoy the types of films that used to dominate late night television in the ’80s, spending time with my family, filmmaking, photography, Rubik’s Cubes, Diet Pepsi, building old Shogun Warriors model kits, Canon cameras, comic books, AOR, coconut ice cream, mac & cheese, cold pizza, popcorn, nachos, UL Football tailgating, film festivals, reading, Barry Manilow (don’t ask), films with both Goldie Hawn and Chevy Chase in them, Alf, Pac Man, 1979 Trans AMs, beer, Godzilla, Hooters (both the restaurant and ones girls like to keep hidden), and Bigfoot (he’s real). I’m just saying.

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  1. We just got Bait from Blockbuster at Home, but I couldn’t get past the CGI either. I had heard such great things from the guys in my office at Dish, but I think they didn’t watch it in 3D. After about a third of the movie had gone by I decided to take it to the Blockbuster store to get a free exchange. Cabin in the Woods was not scary, but it was a lot better.