LOCKDOWN – A Blu-ray/DVD and Digital HD Review by John Strange
I was asked if I wanted to review an action film starring WWE wrestler Kevin Nash. It sounded like it could be good (or at least a decent b-movie), so I said, “Sure!”
The film, Lockdown, is a Covid-19-related action film set in a small town under conditions that seem more post-apocalyptic than the actual conditions we have endured for the last couple of years.
Kevin Nash as Rex is the leader of a small militia that thinks that if they kill off the currently infected, the plague will go away. The infected / drug-users that are the group’s targets are inhabiting an old high school building.
I won’t go further with this. Watching this film was not my best idea. The story is poor, and the acting talent is not ready for the big-time. Sadly, the one thing that could have saved the film for me was the fight choreography. But… it is some of the worst I have ever forced myself to sit through (and I have seen some real stinkers in my nearly 38 years as a film reviewer).
Kevin can’t really be blamed for this. His character is only seen at the beginning and the end of the film.
We used to use a rating for films like this, “Get Your Torches”. Instead, what I have is 0-stars. 0-stars is a fair rating for this film.
On a side note: the film is listed on IMDb as COVID-19: Invasion with a note that Lockdown was the original title.
- Micah Lyons
- Kevin Nash, Jason C Campbell, Swayde McCoy, Brooke Lyons, David D. Ford
- 84 Minutes
- Breath of Life Productions
- A/1 (U.S. and Canada only)
- 0 Stars
Selig Rating Scale:
5 Stars: Should add to your DVD collection at any cost
4 Stars: Worth owning, but try to catch it a sale
3 Stars: Plan to get it, but wait to buy it used
2 Stars: Worth taking a look at, but not owning
1 Star: Pick it up at a garage sale and use it for drinks
0 Stars: Makes a great Trap Shooting target