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Take no prisoners.
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?…
"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.
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…
Surprisingly solid, "Lockout" is a sci-fi actioner that would have been huge had it been made 20 years ago and starred Arnold Schwarzenegger. For better or worse, however, "Lockout" was made in this decade and stars Guy Pearce.
The film has its limitations. Its special effects are substandard and the story falls to pieces in the third act. Overlooking these limitations though, the film offers entertaining, PG13-rated thrills and a charismatic protagonist in Guy Pearce's Snow who manages to electrify the screen with wit and hard scrabble charm. Thanks to Pearce, Maggie Grace, and a bevy of colorful, outer space imates, the overall experience is watchable and fun.
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…
Típico producto de la factoría Besson. Cuando se hacen pelis como churros algunas salen buenas, otras malas y otras, lás más, normalitas. Está entra en este último grupo. Cárcel remota de donde es imposible salir, Guy Pearce haciendo de Snake (o incluso de McLane) y Maggie Grace haciendo el mismo papel que en la saga Taken. Nada destacable pero se deja ver bastante bien.
Pd: lo mejor el pirado que se marca Joseph Gilgun, Rudy en Misfits y actorazo
Parece um filme perdido dos anos 80 ou 90 que só foi descoberto agora. Guy Pearce surge como um dos melhores protagonistas de filmes de ação em anos.
This review reportedly contains spoilers. I can handle the truth.
You know you've made a pretty bad film when a minor villain ends up getting more development than the main villain and the two leads. This is one of the worst films I have seen in ages. Guy Pearce and Maggie Grace were completely despicable in this poor excuse for a film. If you're going to make a sci-fi blockbuster at least try and get some GOOD CGI, JESUS CHRIST! At the very start of the film, I had to witness some of the worst 'special effects' I have ever seen. It was during a chase scene, in which I couldn't tell what the hell was going on. GIVE ME A BREAK! We also had to endure this atrocity later…
Adequate at best. Too much smirking from the protagonist.
Only watch this movie if you are on a plane and you already watched every other movie in the catalog and you are drunk and about to die of boredom.
Shit from beginning to end.
Half star for a pretty face.
lockout is great, its about as original as a cup of tea and it might as well have been called escape from new York 3, but its still great.
guy pearce chews the scenery as snow, an ex special forces dude who has been set up for a crime he didn't commit. he has to break into a high security space prison, rescue the presidents daughter from the recently escaped prisoners (who all appear to be from the same Glasgow housing estate) and say as many amusing one liners as possible in between killing bad guys.
and that's exactly what he does, kill bad guys, smoke ciggies and run around rescuing the girl.
thankfully the film never takes itself seriously and steams along at such a fast pace that the massive holes in plot and logic don't have time to ruin anything.
fun, violent and amusing although they should have given pearce an eye patch.
They should have just named the main character Space Plissken. Who knew you could parachute from space to the ground in 30 seconds?
A clich�d, yet somewhat enjoyable action sci-fi. Guy Pearce seemed to have fun with his role. The rest of the acting was serviceable.
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You know what I mean - sci-fi films that are sort of a bit grim and dank and unshowy and…