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Locked In DVD Review

Locked In DVD

“Locked In” is a yawner of a movie.

As a married couple (Joshua and Emma) and their daughter (Brooke) are driving home with a Christmas tree, they end up in a mysterious car crash which leaves Brooke hospitalized with a “locked in” syndrome which essentially leaves her trapped inside her body. From here on out, Joshua’s life falls apart as he not only separates from his wife, but believes that Brooke is trying to communicate with him via electronics (maybe she is?). As Joshua tries to find out how the crash happened and devise a way to bring back his daughter, strange things begin to happen to Joshua. Who is responsible for the car crash? Is Joshua going crazy? Is he already dead? Is he in purgatory? Is he on the show “Lost”?

While the story’s set-up is intriguing, the 2010 film “Locked In” becomes a poorly made movie that recalls some of M. Night Shyalaman’s worst work. Even though the film allegedly cost 6.5 million dollars (how?), Suri Krishnamma’s shoddy project is riddled with hideous editing, clumsy transitions from past to present, unnecessary extreme close-ups, LOTS of off screen dialogue (always a bad sign), and lackluster cinematography which makes it near impossible to care about anything happening on screen. About the only positive thing I can say here is that the movie runs a refreshingly short 78 minutes.


Presentation: 2.35:1. How does it look? Visually, the film looks flat.

Audio Track: Dolby Digital 5.1. How does it sound? This DD track does the job, but don’t expect anything spectacular here.

* Lionsgate trailers.
* Digital HD copy.

October 24, 2014 - Posted by | DVD review |

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