Thursday, May 17, 2012

The Premise Is 90% Of The Work

The premise of "Bait?" A group of random strangers are in an Australian supermarket when a robbery breaks out. Then a freak tsunami hits, trapping them inside the now half-flooded building... with a Great White Shark who rode in on the wave.

That'll do.

10 comments:

Jeremy Pierce said...

Mmmmmm. That's goooood, trashy fun right there. ;-) Looks like the most novel thing about this movie is that the shark isn't some genetically enhanced super-shark, or some mutant caused by radioactive ooze. It's just a normal shark stuck in a very small area. Somehow, that makes it even scarier.

Lido said...

sadly this seems more fun to say then it is to watch, btws anybody catch that trailer for a supposed remake of 1980's Maniac that's been floating around with Elijah Wood in the title role?

Merrick_HLC said...

The most shocking thing about this trailer. The Paramount logo at the start.

I mean from the description I was thinking The Asylum, or some other b-movie house that'd never play in theaters.

But no, this an actual production with some money behind it.

I've got to say, I might just go see this.

Erisianus said...

Why should I watch the movie now that I read the premise?

Anonymous said...

That's seems like my brand of cheese!

I dig stupid monster movies, I'll probably give this shit a shot.

Anonymous said...

This I will see if i have friends with me.

Popcorn Dave said...

Honestly, I could have sworn someone already made a film with this exact premise. o_O

biomechanical923 said...

@Erisianus

The really sad thing is that you know there are going to be people in the theater laughing at the punchlines like they haven't seen them all in the trailer already.

Equuizzicals said...

All I can think is "DOGGY NOOOOOOOO!"

a.k.a.A.M.V.P said...

I first heard about this film forever ago, long enough to confuse it with Shark Night when that movie hit theaters last year.

The effects and some of the characters just scream Sy-Fy original feature. In fact, it really feels like somebody tried to make a Tremors movie that took place in water, then made the monster a shark when licensing fell through. Consider all the similarities to the original: the grocery setting, the monster sensing for it's prey, people trapped in varying locations trying to reach and help one another, asian guy getting eaten, and so on.

Another aspect that could make it interesting is the idea that the robbers, seen here with masks on, would get lost in the shuffle, creating an air of suspense around who exactly is a gun-toting criminal?