Professional wrestler Dean Ambrose made his acting debut in this action thriller ‘12 Rounds 3: Lockdown‘. The original ‘12 Rounds’ (2009) starring WWE superstar John Cena followed by a sequel ‘12 Rounds 2: Reloaded’ (2013) by another WWE regular Randy Orton have been fairly good in action but less acting. This one too has nothing new but without much real action sequence turns quite linear and dead. Produced by WWE Studios, Ambrose stars as Shaw, a police detective who returns to active duty after going through psychiatric treatment following the death of his partner on duty. However, when he unravels the involvement of his fellow detectives in some illegal activities and the murder of drug dealer George Freemont, Shaw comes on the target of those dirty cops who try to frame him in a homicide. Now, Shaw must save his own life as well as the evidence to clear his name.
Honestly, this ‘12 Rounds’ is not as thrilling as the first one starring Cena. This could have been much better if there is more back-story and outdoor action sequence. Moreover, this was very much predictable, and even through it was no suspense-thriller; at least there could have been some kind of characterisation attached to keep the viewers glued till the end.