Bait 3D Blu-Ray Review
Sharks, sharks, sharks, sharks, sharks, sharks, EVERYBODY!!! Sharks, sharks, sharks, sharks... No? That's not how that song goes? Well it should be, and it definitely should be the theme song of "Bait 3D". What? You haven't heard of "Bait 3D"? The movie where a tsunami hits Australia and traps a bunch of people inside of a grocery store with man eating great white sharks?!? The movie where the girl from Step Up 3D is not eaten by a shark because the shark would have choked on her bones? Seriously though, Sharni Vinson is a very attractive girl, but someone needs to get her a cheeseburger.
"Bait 3D" is a movie that is extremely enjoyable because it doesn't take itself seriously. Sharks have washed into a supermarket and are eating people instead of all the food... I guess that makes sense, but wouldn't the sharks rather eat the tons and tons of beef that are probably floating around the store than bother with human beings who are trying to hurt them? I know, I know, it's a movie, and thankfully the sharks don't have an appetite for processed meats or it would have been a boring one.
I actually found the movie pretty enjoyable once I was able to get passed chapter 7 on the Blu-Ray. It must have just been my Blu-Ray player, but every time I sat down to watch the flick, the audio would go out and the video would start to skip. I switched over to my Playstation 3 and everything seemed to work ok. "Bait 3D" is not "JAWS", so don't go into expecting a 'good' movie, it's more like "Deep Blue Sea", but instead of an underwater research facility with crazy, bio-engineered sharks, it's a supermarket with normal, hungry sharks. The acting is actually not that bad throughout the flick which makes it that much more enjoyable. The production value and quality of the movie itself is on par with Hollywood movies of this same caliber, so I would not just toss this aside as being a stupid b-horror movie. Give it a shot, I think you'll be pleasantly surprised.
Everything about this disc looks and sounds 'ok'. I wouldn't say spectacular, but for what it is, you won't be disappointed. There are some scenes that are a bit on the dark side, and it's hard to make out the details, but overall the video quality is pretty good. The audio is presented in 5.1 Dolby TrueHD and does a fine job of creating a nice atmosphere. Like I said, you'll be surprised by how nice the video and audio are considering the low-budget qualities of the flick itself.
Here is where you're going to be disappointed... Basically none. There's some storyboards, but not even a commentary or a trailer. If you were hoping to see a little behind the scenes, shark attack, featurette, you're out of luck here. Sorry.