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Xavier Samuel's ex-fiancée is among the survivors (played by Sharni Vinson), but so is her current and reigning boyfriend. As though losing his job as a lifeguard and his best friends in one day had not been enough, now Xavier has survived a tsunami only to be trapped with his former future wife and her beau. The young man is currently a stock-shelver at the supermarket and has done nothing but sulk and snivel for a year. A police officer, a thief, and several other survivors also conglomerate on the shelf-tops for safety. Additionally, and for the sake of providing variety, there is a superficial couple trapped in the garage along with their yapping Pomeranian. Somebody has to become shark bait!
As the clock ticks, and the hours melt away while the survivors wait to be rescued, ostensibly the same great white shark that ruined Xavier's life has managed to travel hundreds of yards onto the shore during the tidal wave. That very same shark is now lurking about beneath the flood waters of the grocery store. What follows is a brilliant balancing act between the great white's feeding frenzies and a small Springeresque melodrama among the remaining supermarket refugees.
Is Bait worth watching, or more to the point, is Bait an entertaining movie for anything aside from the ravaging of a random Australian coastline? Call me a sucker for CGI special effects, but tsunami simulations are prodigious in every way. There is something utterly fascinating about mother nature concocting a major disaster. Xavier Samuel and Sharni Vinson are no Tom Hanks and Meg Ryan, but for two young people trapped in the middle of a living hell, they perform more than adequately well. Overall, Bait cleverly combines multiple storylines into one entertaining disaster picture.
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