12 Rounds 3: Lockdown (2015) (Blu-ray Review)
Directed By: Stephen Reynolds
Starring: Dean Ambrose, Roger R. Cross, Daniel Cudmore
Rated: R/Region A/1:78/1080p/Number of Discs 1
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Lockdown Follows a police officer who returns to duty after recovering from a gun shot wound to discover incriminating evidence of illegal activities against those closest to him. He quickly finds himself trapped inside his own precinct, hunted and in search of the truth, as the crooked cops stop at nothing to recover the evidence.
I have a funny feeling that 12 Rounds 3: Lockdown, might of been meant simply as a movie called Lockdown, but seeing as how its WWE and all, they try to get as much our of their successful movie names as they can. Not that I wasn’t looking forward to this movie anyway, because it has my current favorite wrestler Dean Ambrose as the lead and that alone meant I would have watched this regardless of the title. And for what its worth, I think the movie is fine and Dean does a fine job. You’ll notice his performance is filled with more action than words, with him not having very many dialogue filled scenes. That is probably for the best, because I think Dean is better when he’s killing off some bad guy. That would mean when he’s killing them off in ways that are far better off with the film’s R rating than they’d be without it. Now I won’t try to tell you this movie isn’t filled with a whole lot of dumb luck for our lead. Meaning a lot of things just seem to happen just at the right time for him. I also won’t try to tell this isn’t a movie filled to the top with cheesy scenes, because it is. I will, however, tell you that this is a very fun and watchable movie. I believe that will be all that matters to most.
Basically this is tale of a lockdown at a police department that is filled with a very big Die Hard vibe. Our one good cop, played by Ambrose, finds himself in the building locked in with every dirty cop at the station, which seems like about half the department. He’s got just twelve rounds in his gun and he’s going to have to use his surroundings for backup or he’ll never make it out with the one bit of evidence to bring down the bad cops. There are a lot of twists and turns, there seems to be everything but the kitchen sink tossed at Ambrose’s character, but it’s just as fun as it is silly and almost as entertaining as it is ridiculous. You may not love “Lockdown”, but I think you’ll at least like it, because it makes for a good pop-corn movie if nothing else. Dean Ambrose may be a WWE World Champion in the making, but he isn’t Bruce Willis, or at least he isn’t yet. That being said, I’d still like to see him in more stuff because he’s entertaining in this role anyway.
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Quality of Transfer: 92%