Bait 3D Tuesday, 31 March 2020

Bait 3D

Additional Info

  • Rating:

    MA15+: Strong violence, blood and gore.

  • The pitch:

    Two-for-one deal on catastrophe.

  • Starring:

    Xavier Samuel, Richard Brancatisano, Sharni Vinson, Julian McMahon, Lincoln Lewis, Chris Betts, Dan Wyllie, Alice Parkinson, Phoebe Tonkin, Damien Garvey, Cariba Heine, Alex Russell, Adrian Pang, Qi Yuwu, Nicholas McCallum, Rhiannon Dannielle Pettett, Martin Sacks

  • Directed by:

    Kimble Rendall

  • Running time:

    93 minutes

  • Rated:

    MA15+ (Australia), 15 (UK), R (USA)

  • VIOLENCE/GORE:

    Supermarket holdup; people threatened at gunpoint. A tsunami hits a coastal resort. Waves wash over people, crash through glass and into buildings. Multiple shark attacks; people pulled underwater, mauled. A man hacks a corpse's hand off. A man is speared with a javelin, stabbed with a meat hook. A shark is hit on the snout with a meat tenderiser. Animals are shot, tasered. Drowning, screaming, shoplifting. Earthquake tremors, explosion, sparks, debris. Mass devastation of buildings seen. Blood/gore: People/objects ravaged by sharks. Lots of blood in water, on heads, faces, hands. Blood pools, bloody objects. Dismembered limbs, rotting flesh, gaping wounds. Flesh eaten. Bloody grazes, object protruding from leg. Animal and many human corpses.

  • SEX/NUDITY:

    Kissing. Swimwear.

  • VICES/DRUG USE:

    None.

  • LANGUAGE:

    F-words, s-words, bloody, p*ss. Name-calling. Genre and gender stereotyping. Religious exclamations.

  • THEMES:

    Shark attacks, natural disaster, being trapped, feeling helpless, relationships, conflict.

  • HIDDEN EXTRAS:

    Birds (seagulls, magpies, crow), flocks of birds, dogs, seahorse, fish, sharks, sea-snake, jellyfish, helmet crabs. Hanging slabs of hooked meat. Helicopters. Broken engagement. Underwater camera angles.

  • CRITICS LIKE:

    Tense, claustrophobic. Clever idea, good casting, well paced, engaging characters, good score, high body count. Enjoyable version of a well established formula.

  • CRITICS DON'T LIKE:

    Could be scarier. Ordinary acting, unremarkable special effects. Gimmicky, clichéd, dumb.

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