Another product of the EuropaCorp action factory, Lockout is a breathtakingly shameless facsimile of John Carpenter's Escape From New York - so shameless, in fact, that Carpenter successfully sued. Hilariously, producer Luc Besson was such a hack by this point that he had the brass balls to actually appeal - and lost, incurring bigger damages.
Sure, the film has its charms, mainly due to its cast. Guy Pearce is game and deserves a much better action role than this, and Vincent Regan and Joseph Gilgun are great value as a pair of unhinged space convicts. However, green screen is vastly overused, the action never delivers and the sense of familiarity is overwhelming. Lockout is so unoriginal it even steals the embarassing first name for Pearce's character from the 1986 Cannon/Stallone vehicle Cobra.
Still, at least it's not as bad as Lucy.