Love Lockdown: Movie Review

We have to commend the concept and execution of “Love Lockdown”. We're pretty sure this was not easy to make but the creators found a way to still craft a complete film in the middle of a crisis. But great effort does not equate to great quality and sadly “Love Lockdown” falls into that category. As much as we would have wanted to praise “Love Lockdown”, there are just too many issues that hinder it from being a quality movie experience.
Set in the time of Covid-19 quarantine in the Philippines, we witness the interconnected lives of seven people connected and entangled in a web of love, lust, and ultimately betrayal.
Barely acceptable, we enjoyed "Love Lockdown" trying to see how they were able to execute the film being literally locked down at home. But we have to be blunt, as a regular film, this was bad. First off, the whole concept was executed poorly with its laughable writing. The connections between the seven characters are very loose. Key conflicts are force fed to the viewers as we are led to believe that a husband would choose his lover over his wife during a crisis or the simple fact that people will fall head over heels with each other in a matter of days. The biggest issue is that they were really pushing the Covid-19 concept too much that it limited their creativity rather than helping it. Did they really need to rush this out? Did it really need to revolve around the lockdown? Did we really need this film in the first place? We get that this may be a test trial for making films in our crazy times and we would have forgiven the lackluster acting considering its production limitations but not its extremely-flawed narrative.
Rating: 1 reel

Why you should watch it:
- luckily it's only 70 minutes long

Why you shouldn't watch it:
- the narrative was laughably bad
Post a Comment