Professional wrestler Dean Ambrose made his acting debut in this action thriller ‘12 Rounds 3: Lockdown,’ directed by Stephen Reynolds.
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 has been fairly good in action but less acting. This one too has nothing new but without many real action sequences, it 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 are more back-story and outdoor action sequences.
Moreover, this was very much predictable, and even though it was no suspense-thriller; at least there could have been some kind of characterization attached to keep the viewers glued to the end.
Film Name: ’12 Rounds 3: Lockdown’
Directed by Stephen Reynolds
Written by Nathan Brooks and Bobby Lee Darby
Starring: Dean Ambrose, Roger Cross, Daniel Cudmore, Lochlyn Munro, Ty Olsson, Sarah Smyth, Rebecca Marshall, Toby Levins, Bill Dow, Sharon Taylor, and Matthew Harrison.
Cinematography Mahlon Todd Williams
Edited by Sam Bauer
Production company: WWE Studios