Lockdown – Movie Review
Director: Moses Inwang
Writer: Moses Inwang, Melanie Oghere, Misa Jeffrey David (Screenplay)
- Omotola Jalade-Ekeinde
- Sola Sobowale
- Chioma Chukwuka Akpotha
- Deyemi Okanlawon
Plot: The film is based on Nigerian medical doctor Ameyo Adadevoh who was credited with having curbed a wider spread of the Ebola virus in Nigeria by placing patient zero, Patrick Sawyer.
Runtime: 2 Hours 24 Minutes
There may be spoilers in the rest of the review
Story: Lockdown starts as we meet a host of different characters. Sunny gets injured while celebrating winning the lottery. Two entrepreneurs on a wedding day find themselves helping a young child after a hit-a-run. A woman who needs a medical exam before a big interview and a delivery man who must wait for Dr Ameyo Adadevoh to sign for the parcel.
The group are placed in quarantine after an Ebola outbreak is discovered. Forcing the group to remain in the hospital to stop the spread of the deadly virus.
Verdict on Lockdown
Lockdown is a medical thriller in a similar vein as ‘Contagion’. It shows how quick-thinking medical teams will need to quarantine any potential spread of a virus that could kill millions. This shows the tension growing between the people who are in quarantine, as they have busy lives they want to get back to.
The movie shows the chaos the situation can create, despite it being the right thing. How the people in quarantine see it as a prison, as they are busy living their own lives. It is an excellent look at how important the situation is, even if it isn’t comfortable for the people involved.
Where to Watch: Lockdown is available on Netflix now.
Final Thoughts – Lockdown is a great look at how a nation could react to a deadly virus outbreak.