Title: 12 Rounds 3: Lockdown
MPAA Rating: R
Director: Stephen Reynolds
Starring: Jonathan Good, Roger R. Cross, Daniel Cudmore
Runtime: 1 hr 30 mins
What It Is: Returning police officer Shaw (Good) has return from an accident in which his rookie partner was killed. When he receives evidence of corruption involving the forces golden boy Burke (Cross), once Burke finds out about this he puts the whole precinct on lockdown and will do anything to get that evidence out of Shaw’s hands. Now Shaw has only the 12 rounds in his favorite handgun to try and prove his innocence, and expose Burke for the crooked cop he is.
What We Think: Well it’s certainly not the worst WWE film. I’d say this is a step up from the second rendition of this series, and I might even like this more than the original. Sure it isn’t well crafted nor is it particularly well written. There’s just something about the mindlessness of this action that I find appealing. Good might have a future as an actor, but probably not. It is a brisk 90 mins so kudos for the pacing Mr. Reynolds. It is what it is, and what it is is not very good. Something like Oculus or The Call which aren’t plagued by a wrestler in the lead ended up very good. Perhaps that’s the formula for success.
Our Grade: C-, Truly a mediocre film, but not a failure in any regard. I’ll recommend this if you’re a WWE fan, or you like mindless action films that don’t require too much of your brain. Is it a good movie? No not really, but it’s a direct to disc release for a reason. I’d caution people who enjoy good story structure, or those looking for impeccable acting. WWE Studios has it’s niche and they’ll probably continue to make these sorts of things.