Trapped Child (2016 Lifetime)

Trapped Child (2016 Lifetime)

Cast: Katrina BowdenJay HaydenDamon Dayoub

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Synopsis (via Lifetime)

A mother and her son plan a surprise visit to Los Angeles to see her husband/his father. Halfway there, they get into a terrible accident in the middle of nowhere and now must fight to survive.

Thoughts

A handsome man named Roy Lacombe talks about the safest car in the world. It has bulletproof windows and is a smart car called The Monolith. The operating system is called Lilith. 

Sandra and her son David are on a road trip. They drive the intense/new black car that knows all about her and anyone who has even been inside. She gets a video call from Carl, who brags about the car and reminds her to download the Lilith app. She is recognized by a man named Ted, who sings her hit song at her. The interaction distracts her, and she loses her son. Ted and his friends have the kid. They call her a terrible mother.

The car reroutes Sandra on a back road, and when she lights up a cigarette, it thinks there is a fire in the car. Sandra turns off the Lilith Assist and hits an animal in the road. She goes to check it out and leaves David in the car with her phone. He turns the car into Vault mode and is locked in. 

Sandra uses so many things to attempt to break into the car. She uses a rock, a big ass wrench; nothing seems to work. She tries all night long. When daylight arrives, Sandra sets out to get help and save her son. She hikes through beautiful terrain and finds an abandoned airplane. I don’t know.

This movie should be called “banging on things” because that is all that Sandra does; a dog attacks her at one point. The whole time David is trapped in the car. She eventually uses her superhuman strength to push the car, and it opens. Then she offroads it like Fast and the Furious and drives to the hospital to save David from heatstroke. He survives, and Sandra cries thankfully.

This is not your typical Lifetime movie, nor should it be. Save it for Netflix’s Black Mirror. This movie is super off-brand for the network. 

Side Note

Minority Report: Clerk, teens, 

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Overall rating

Zero Knives.

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*Photo Credit: © 2016 Lifetime

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