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Lockdown (2022)

By JK Sooja, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 15+

Moody drama about hospital lockdown; violence, language.

Movie NR 2022 144 minutes
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Most of the drama in Lockdown (2022) involves people not really understanding why things are happening, even if they are explained directly to them. The primary conflict involves a group of people forced to stay in a hospital that has become ground zero for a dangerous virus. Each person has an incredibly dramatic need to not be in the hospital (one is missing his wedding, another is missing showing up to collect millions in a lottery winning, one is missing delivering medicine to his dying wife, and another's partner is going into labor). No one seems to be there who might only be missing their daily job or a hangout with a friend.

Scenes move from one argument to another, until things escalate so much that one patient gets shot trying to escape the hospital. The problem throughout all this is that even after Dr. Njoku informs everyone of why they need to stay quarantined, in order to keep the general population safe from the dangerous (and fictitious) "holovirus" that could kill millions, no one seems to understand or accept this. And this isn't a political commentary. It just isn't ever explained. Not one character ever stops and says, "Oh, I get it. I have to stay in here to ensure that an incredibly dangerous virus doesn't get out into the rest of Nigeria and the world. Therefore, I'll be civil, chill, and do this ethical duty and stop trying to explain and argue why I personally need to leave the hospital." Instead, every character "trapped" in the hospital and their friends and family outside the hospital continue to fight and yell and scheme about how to get people out of the hospital all the way to the end. So it's hard to care about or have any sympathy (or joy for when they can leave the hospital) for any character except for Dr. Njoku.

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