Shark movies are typically review proof. Whether it’s Sharknado or JAWS Shark movies are just fun popcorn flicks. That’s why when you find one that is so bad that it’s great you can’t help but love it. And when I say love it, you watch it as an unintentional comedy.
A group of annoying Gen Z spring-breakers are enjoying the weekend of a lifetime in Mexico. After a night spent partying on the beach until dawn, the drunk friends steal a couple of jet skis to have some fun out at sea.
While showboating, the out of control teens get in a terrifying head-on collision causing one of the Jet Skis to sink, leaving the other broken down and one of the friends badly injured. Alone and adrift two miles from land, the five friends are lost, hurt, and about to be stalked by a ravenous Shark.
So let’s just get this out of the way, these kids are morons. You meet them at the start of the film and they all come across as highly privileged ingrates who then steal some jet ski and then have the genius idea to play a game chicken with them and plow right into each other. Not to mention one of the girls can’t even swim so I don’t even know what her dopey ass was doing in the water! Stay on land bitch!
So one of the friend’s legs is badly injured and blood is pouring out. So naturally blood in the water attracts sharks. So when the shark begins to stalk them they all try to huddle up on the tiny jet ski and hope that a nearby boat passes by to save them.
Now the film does include some intense gore scenes and the CGI on the shark ranges from good to okay.
It’s just the script for the film doesn’t make you want to root for the trapped friends, you want the shark to somehow just eat them all. Even the square of the group who ends up becoming “final girl” of the film.
All in all, you have to be in the right kind of mood to enjoy a film this bad and be drinking the right amount of alcohol to view it as a comedy.
HipsterZOMBIEJoint Experience recommends swimming far away from Shark Bait but if you want a laugh it is streaming on VOD.