Shark Bait (2022)
Opening with an underwater shot remarkably similar to the most famous shark film of all, Shark Bait distanced itself from Jaws almost immediately by introducing a cast of annoying characters. They’re supposed to be irritating, to an extent, but there’s a brunette with all the presence of a wet lettuce. Wet before she even goes in the sea.
For a while, as the #SpringBreak-ers splash around adrift at sea being all college-y and vacuous, all I could think was where’s the fucking shark, brah? All of a sudden, there he is! Respectably rendered and believable, too, considering I didn’t expect a lot of Shark Bait. Is sharky a he? Is Jaws a he? Jaws the shark is pretty gender neutral but the model was called Bruce so I suppose he was. Let’s Call Sharky McSharkbait a she though, for funsies.
It’s no different to many slasher films in terms of premise, Shark Bait: a crew of attractive but thinly drawn young adults get slowly whittled down by a monster of whatever origins. If you like the creature feature sub-genre there’s munch to enjoy in Shark Bait. All hail Sharky McSharkbait. 6/10
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