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Set in the near future, Lockout follows a falsely convicted ex-government agent , whose one chance at obtaining freedom lies in the dangerous mission of rescuing the President's daughter from rioting convicts at an outer space maximum security prison.
An ounce of Die Hard
Two tablespoons of Escape from New York
Two packets of evil Scotsmen (plain)
A pinch of Mission Impossible
One prime sample of a wise cracking, hilarious Guy Pearce
A touch of Road Runner
Then, stir forcefully and vigorously, until you get an uneven and lumpy mixture.
Bake in the oven for 90 minutes and you get a cake you've eaten before, but which tastes nice enough to satisfy your appetite.
Oh my Holy God.
This god damn movie. What the shit is this? I was recommended this by a coworker. He said "It's stupid, but so much fun". When I go into work on Monday, I am going to kick him in the shins a bunch of times until he explains to me what was fun about this vapid, pathetic nightmare of a film.
Guy Pierce is wrongfully convicted of a murder. A woman goes to visit a big ole' space prison to see if the inmates are being treated well, since they are kept in stasis and it can have a negative impact on their well being. The prisoners riot and she is trapped up there, and guess what?…
Sucker-punched me in right from the opening credits, each of which appears in the empty space vacated by Guy Pearce's head after a hulk (named Rupert) knocks it sideways during an interrogation. For a while, this has the turbo-charged sense of its own ludicrousness that others seem to enjoy in Neveldine/Taylor joints—an abdication of reality that's enhanced, not violated, by the shoddy greenscreen effects. And Pearce makes the best sarcastic, can't-be-bothered action antihero in ages, more than compensating for Maggie Grace's usual vacuity. (I was so happy when "Lost" killed Shannon off.) That archetype went all but extinct decades ago, after multiple Die Hard clones beat it into the ground, and I hadn't realized until now how much I…
You're a big girl, right? Here's an apple and a gun. Don't talk to strangers, shoot them.
My first instinct before watching this movie was that it's simply Escape From New York in outer-space. After watching it, I can't see how the filmmakers can say it's not. The film's premise isn't the only thing similar, the entire tone of the film including the hero (anti-hero) are similar as well. Having a similar hero though is the best thing about the film because Guy Pearce is playing him. Granted it's his most one dimensional character he's ever done, but he was good at it and I enjoyed his one liners through out the movie.
Guy Pearce really made me want…
Eli Dingle vs. Shannon from Lost.
I'm actually quite surprised to read that John Carpenter was able to successfully sue the makers of Lockout for plagiarism of Escape From New York. I mean, yeah, there are obvious similarities between the two but I've seen plenty of films that are WAY more similar to other stuff than this and they weren't taken to court?
Although it's obviously more similar to Escape From New York than it is to Fortress, it actually reminded me more of the latter film. I think it's because of its setting in a futuristic prison. And also because Maggie Grace looks quite a lot like Loryn Locklin. Well, until she gets the pixie cut that is (Jean…
"Here's an apple, and a gun, don't talk to strangers, shoot them."
Pretty much exactly what I was expecting, and I was expecting an enjoyable film. The storyline that bookends the film is unesscary and stupid, but apart from that I liked just about everything about the film. Both Guy Pierce and Maggie Grace give solid performances, and they have fairly decent chemistry between them. The CG is pretty low tech, but in a charming way that I appreciate. All in all, it's obvious that everyone involved knew what type of film they were making, and that's something I can appreciate.
Guy Pearce — in a role clearly meant for Hugh Jackman judging by the amount of shit jokes they made him spew out — goes to a space prison to rescue Maggie Grace from a couple of Scottish guys. While the concept is fun, the execution is not. This is a dark (literally), ugly film with effects that look like they were achieved by time travelling back to mid 90s. Outside of an enjoyable, scenery-chewing Joseph Gilgun, the cast all seem pretty tired and bored. None of the action has much impact. The stakes are high, but I couldn't care less about the characters. The score sounds like it was poached from a compilation of stock standard action cues. Lockout is not horrible. Just mediocre. Which is kind of worse than horrible. I was never entirely bored watching this. But there are definitely better things you could be doing with an hour and a half of your life.
Affectionately known as Space Jail in some quarters, this is of late more infamous for being a blatant enough ripoff of another movie that its makers were taken to court, and lost. I guess if you're going to rip off another movie, do it in whatever country The Asylum operates out of.
I dunno, to me this movie falls well within perfectly acceptable knockoff boundaries. If American entertainment has done nothing else, it's managed to create a scintillating rainbow of badass-antihero Skittles flavours and this guy is not Snake Plissken. Snake Plissken may not be a fun guy, and I wouldn't want to work with him, but I could imagine car-sharing to Vancouver with him. (well, maybe to Edmonton.)
An objectively terrible film & a proven rip-off of Escape from New York, this still somehow entertains me. Guy Pierce is great in the role of a wise-cracking hard-ass.
It’s pretty clear that Lockout is a rip-off of John Carpenter’s Escape from New York and Escape from L.A. and it shows itself really badly. Lockout deals with nothing but a poorly done shoddy direction and writing in a Sci-Fi action movie that didn’t know what it wants it to be. But going back the directing, the movie consist of one of the worst filmed chases I ever seen. But I’ll give Guy Pearce some credit because he did look he’s having fun in the role in what looks like Die Hard in space.
Del género "películas para ver con papá un domingo" o "clásicos del canal cinco", solamente que llegó 20 años después y con un guión hecho con los pies. Igual bastante entretenida.
I love this movie idc what u have to say about it, John Carpenter. Sue me when my coffin looks suspiciously similar to yours - oH WAIT. YOU CAN'T. WE'RE BOTH DEAD.
I'm kind of a sucker for break out movies so this is right up my alley. Adding to this is they way the movie carries itself and never taking itself too serious which is good, if you have such a ridiculous story.
After seeing the car chase scene in the first 5 minutes I thought I was in for a god awful movie with how bad the CG looked. Despite the car chase scene the rest of the movie looks really good and you can see that they built most of the interior as sets which improves Lockout a lot.
A fun little watch, hang out with friends and just put it on in the background.
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Ein solider Film. Gefängnisfilme sind ein Faibel von mir, aber dieser hier ist nicht so mein Ding. Ein interessantes Zukunftgefängnis, eine Raumstation. Allerdings die Präsidententocher, als Hauptplot? Das geht doch Kreativer. Hat mich ein wenig an Flucht aus L.A. erinnert. Nichts desto trotz ein Film mit einem sympatischen Protagonisten und immerhin nicht komplett mit geradlinigen Plot.
It's almost like they were trying to make an "Escape From New York" re-boot.
In the future, a maximum security prison is built to keep the worst offenders in space. The U.S. President's daughter gets taken hostage when she takes a tour of the space prison, and a recently convicted man is offered a pardon if he is able to rescue the "first daughter".
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recommend shit to me, please! esp. little known sleazy stuff