I feel this movie had everything needed in a good movie, there wasaction, suspense, and some really great fighters who i think did prettyawesome in the fight scenes. Usually you can tell that there is noconnection with the hits in fight scenes, but in this movie the hitslooked like they all really did connect. Especially considering somehadn't acted before they were believable in their characters. Some newfaces to the movie scene added to my interest as I recognized them aswell. It had a good story line and even some romance, what more couldyou want in a movie, i was very impressed! Without giving anything awayI feel that the only part that could have been tweaked a little bitwould have been making there more of a believable build up of theromance part of the movie. Otherwise it's a solid movie that Irecommend to anyone who loves a good fight movie!User: (outofthecart)
This film is intense, off the wall and little sexy!!
Every film has a few things to complain about but i didn't have anyproblems sitting through it and I loved the soundtrack!!
All films have their story line point to hit this one had a few as well1. reason to got to jail (or be set up) 2. The dame that comes torescue the inmate and get him off 3.Crooked warden and guard 4. the manto help the set up realize his potential and get out and do right byhim
WELL DONE!! Great cast and quality!
I highly recommend you check it out!!
I know this film didn't have a big budget like the ones many arecomparing it to, but I judge a film by it's own merits. And to me aformula plot, especially in an action film, means I get what I paidfor. The fight scenes were very stylized and music-driven, which addedtons of excitement for me. Even with a low budget, the fights wereawesome.
Okay, so the lead was a little stiff and needed more dimension, but Isaw him as a Dirty Harry-type, or Christian Bale's Batman. Vinnie Joneswas great - he stole every scene he was in and he's just a great badass. The MMA fighters were intense and provided a better performancethan I expected. Plus, I got my dose of T&A in all the right places.
If you want a re-invention of the prison fight film, then perhaps youmay not rate Locked Down at the top (though it's still worth a rentalif you're a fan of the genre by any stretch). But if you want yourblood, action and vengeance served to you without reservations, thenLocked Down is your ticket. I thoroughly enjoyed this film.
Nothing new or innovating here. I didn't like some performances,especially Tony Schiena's performance, who was not convincing at allwhen he was talking; a bit better when he was fighting though.
The whole movie was very predictable, like you seen it before and knowwhat happens in each step. Because of the low budget, the fight sceneswere mediocre at least, but overall I give it a five out of ten as itis still watchable, despite its faults.
I agree with one reviewer the undisputed 3 was way better, but I guessits budget was higher too. I would be interested to know if the makeany profits out of this movie.
As I make my second foray into reviewing a "Tapout Presents" movie,I've come to accept the fact that I'm Lionsgate's bitch. Sure, I tendto bitch about them, and I even took a hiatus from them, yet for somereason, I just keep coming back for more. In a way, I almost admire thestudio. Yes, the Direct to DVD movies they release are usuallyworthless crap, yet how many other major studios are releasing so muchexploitation garbage on a regular basis? I kind of appreciate that tobe honest. So, while Daniel Zirilli's second foray into directing amovie for Tapout is an all around bad movie, it's at least a slightimprovement in a few regards, and at times shows that maybe (and that'sa really big maybe) they'll finally achieve their obvious goal ofgiving the world a passable afternoon action flick one of these days.
The plot, like many of these pictures, is nothing special: Danny (TonySchiena) is a respected cop whose set up and taken to prison. In thisprison, underground cage fights are being orchestrated by an ruthlesscrime lord named Anton Vargas (Vinnie Jones), and it's not long untilDanny is forced to participate. Good thing for him that he's got atrainer in his cellmate Irving (Voice Actor Dave Fennoy.) Can Dannymake it out alive? Can his innocence be proved? Why are so many MixedMartial Arts stars promoted, yet only given small roles?
Before I get to the good and bad, I think it should be noted that MMAstars Kimbo Slice and Rashad Evans are on the DVD and Blu-Ray covers.This is notable because the image of Kimbo used is the same one usedfor the box art of "Circle of Pain", only it's now kinda in thebackground. I don't know whether I should shake my head at how cheapthis is, or if I should applaud it.
Now, onto the nitty gritty. For the bad, well, there's plenty bad aboutthis movie. While the production values have improved, the actionscenes are now shot with super slow motion and music video techniques,which is kind of annoying. Also, Bai Ling is in it, but not for verylong, and she was obviously cast just so she can get naked. Plus, sheclearly seems like she doesn't want to be in this, and that she'drather be doing something that's at least a little more dignified.
Apart from that, it's the usual complaints you hear about these "TapoutPresents" movies - mostly wooden performances, the fact that MixedMartial Arts stars are promoted as being in it, yet not given much todo other than fight and curse (though that's for the best, as KimboSlice delivers his dialog with all the conviction of a 12 year old),throwing in more gratuitous than usual sex and nudity (why do thesethings keep briefly turning into something resembling a soft coreCinemax movie?), a horrible script, more clich?s than most actionmovies, terrible Nu-Metal, Pseudo-Grunge and Hip Hop blaring in thesoundtrack, etc. Then there's Tony Schiena himself. It's obvious thatthe director and producers (all 22 of them - yes, a total of 22 peopleare credited as producers) want him to be some kind of action star, buthe's just not that convincing as a bad ass or an actor to achieve suchstatus.
Now, for the few positives. As I mentioned, the production values haveimproved, as it now more resembles a movie than it does a music videoor soft core flick in those regards - director Zirilli actually makessomething out of his limited budget, and makes something that looksmore expensive than it probably was. Also, the score actually resemblesa film score for a change, and what do you know, there's more than onegood to passable performance in this. Of course, it's Vinnie Jones whosteals the show, clearly having a ball with his role, though Fennoyactually delivers a good performance as well, doing the best withwhat's ultimately a really clich?d role, and Sarah Ann Schultz does adecent enough job.
I can't recommended "Locked Down" to anyone other than reallyundemanding fans of action/exploitation garbage. That out of the way,it's the best "Tapout Presents" movie thus far - though that's reallynot saying much - and it gives me at least a (most likely false) senseof hope that they'll pull off something that's at least somewhatwatchable someday. It's very unlikely that will happen, but a man canhope.
Clearly was not the highest paid film. and quite predictable. but foras low budget as this film looks, the movie was good. had a story, hada plot and had some familiar faces. better than most of the movies youget at red-box. Good fighter cop gets framed and put in a prison fullof fighters. The prison is ran by an ex-mob member who the cop hadarrested and imprisoned. Prison warden is a fat scamming dough boy.Mobster gets women to visit the warden. Pay off. Kimbo slice is in themovie but says very little. Some how at the end after credits startrolling, Kimbo slice screams that he is going to get the cop. I can'tgive the movie a full ten because it was predictable and quality waslow. Then again, not much you need in a fight type man movie. full tenfor what it is, but what it is isn't a ten against the rest of themovies.User: mineface
There are just to many newbie's to the acting field in this movie. Youcan tell who is new by noticing the ones who absolutely can't act. Thestory seems more of a remake of Undisputed 2; and not a very good one.
If you have seen Undisputed 2 you have seen this movie as well.
Undisputed 2 is much better.
The acting is just bad... The speech is not smooth, it is as if theyare still reading their lines, the fight scenes for the most part arenot fluid and hugely tell tell signs of choreograph; I don't even knowwhy they even both to pull punches any decent fighter can see it movingin slow motion with plenty of time to counter.
Don't bother to watch this movie if only for your favorite MMA fighter,they just have a short intro cameo.
basically it is a CRAPPY version of undisputed 2.
ohh where to begin????this film has poor fight scenes,the look likethey were choreographed by a 5 year old. the acting is terrible, thecast look like they are plucked straight from the street and they actlike it. on the plus side though the main character puts this funnybatman accent on (think Christian bale meets keanu reeves high onspeed.)the film looks cheap, it has an unbelievable storyline whichdefines logic in some places. and these are all the good points.rubbish film, waste of 90 minutes. if you want to see a good prisonfighting film, watch undisputed 1,2 or 3 (2 is my favourite) this filmis a rip off of all 3 of these films, and a poor 1 at that.User: Boloxxxi
After a drug sting operation goes bad with the death of 2 cops and theaccidental death of the dealer, the cop who pretended to be a buyer inthe sting is arrested some time later at his home where a search turnsup money and drugs in the mattress of his bed. It is insinuated that hedeliberately killed the dealer and his ass is sent to a prison where acriminal he sent away years before is running a "cage fighting"operation in the basement (Well, where else they gonna hold it?). Atsome point in the course of his stay, it is impressed on him by saidcriminal that he has to participate in the fights and "no" was not anoption.
While this movie is a clich? of the genre (guy in prison fights tosurvive in illegal prison matches), it isn't unoriginality thatnecessarily spoils it because even original ideas can be executedbadly. By the same token, old ideas can be done well. If you likeclear, methodical, workman-like exchanges in your fight scenes youmight not be happy with the "music video-editing-and-effects-type" offighting employed here. Mind you, I think the music in this movie isgood, and I like music videos --BUT-- this was a bit much. The wholefilm in retrospect seemed to me like one very long music video eventhough there were actually scenes without music. I wonder why?
Further, because of the way certain things were thoughtlessly throwninto this movie it seems to me that the people who made it were beingexploitive and were probably using a formula directed at the youngercrowd: hard rock and rap, visual effects (lots of slow mo & fast mo),and a little T&A thrown into the mix for good measure. So. Music,ass-whippings, and ass. A formula for success, no? "Not necessarily" iswhat this movie proves.
Instead of loud music, video editing and effects, the fight scenesshould have been bare and workman-like; just 2 guys in a cage, mano amano, showing their technique and the size of their balls with the onlysound coming from their contacts and the crowd watching. This, byitself, with the same tired story-line would have been a greatimprovement. That said, the movie is not "worthless". It can provide"light entertainment" for the individual who just wants to kickback andnot think too much. As well, if you can't get enough of music videosand don't mind your movie essentially turning into one, you could getsomething from this.
The guy wrongly convicted
The sadistic guard
The clueless or corrupt warden
The prison bully
The helpful cell-mate
The mess hall encounter
The showdown at the end
Can anyone put the list above to music? It should be a song by now.Love, Boloxxxi.