Lockdown 2025 (2021) Review

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Lockdown 2025 (2021) Review

Horrorific content by damienfduncan on November 20th, 2021 | Movie Review | Psychological, Confined, Isolation, Virus, B-Horror, Military, Apocalypse

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It's about the family that gets stuck inside their house during a mysterious government lockdown and the events that follow.

Lockdown 2025 was directed by Micheal Sean Hall and stars Glenn Plummer (from Saw II), James Black (from Ozone) and Parker McKenna Posey.

‘We lost control.’

Lockdown 2025 (2021)

Lockdown 2025 is a low budget film, but that's no excuse for how bad it truly is. It takes the roots of your typical "trapped/disaster" movie and combines it with clashing story arcs that muddle the plot by favouring cheesey movie cliches over a script you can follow. On-top of this, you also have to bear with a cast that gives a performance that I can only describe as comparable to that of a middle school drama class. The film Lockdown 2025 is similar in its presentation as it is in plot - They both involve a horrible disaster.

The film goes off the rails right from the beginning. As we meet each character in the family, we see that they each have their own personal struggles they are dealing with. These are used as catalysts when they are soon confined inside their home. The main characters are supposed to portray a functioning family, but this is taken away from by uncomfortable dialogue and obscure interactions between each member.

After martial law is declared, the family is informed they are under house arrest, which creates a powder keg just waiting to go off. As each unrelated plotline unfolds, you'll find yourself wondering how it all comes together. Don't get too excited because it barely does. As each story arc crosses another, they get farther away from any resolution by disregarding the plot entirely.

Only more awkward than the unfolding events of the story are the interactions between basically everyone in the film. It's as if the cast members met each other on the same day as filming started. The conversations are so forced you can't watch more than 10 minutes before accepting this as a comedy movie.

I suppose I shouldn't place all the blame on the actors and script writers. Some of the scenes feel awkward and unbalanced because of how individual shots are spliced together. It's as if certain dialogue was cut from multiple takes and got mixed together. A conversation is typically more believable when the characters mood and volume of voice doesn't change in each line. The movie provides a plethora of distractions by both cast AND crew.

Worth Watching?

No. Not if you're looking for an engaging story, convincing characters or any type of plot resolution. It's a Frankenstein's monster of unbearable dialogue stitched together with over-the-top acting, creating something vaguely reminiscent of a high-school film project. That being said, if you go into it prepared to endure a radiating cringe factor, you'll get to enjoy quite a few good laughs - And quite possibly one of the most hilarious gunfights in cinema history.

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