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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?…
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…
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…
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…
"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.
Solid, fun effort, largely thanks to Mr. Pearce.
A dumb action movie about a prison in space. Guy Pearce is pretty funny.
Spannende film beter dan een b movie
"Who was the mystery man on the phone?"
"Uh, his name was Fuck You."
"Yeah, he was Asian."
Lockout was pretty good actually. It was a nice was to end the day of film watching, we had a good mixture yesterday!
Guy Pearce was funnier than I have ever seen him, great delivery of his one-liners and they were very well written.
Annoying that I didn't get to see Hydell get what was coming to him, that was a missed opportunity.
Maggie Grace was very Maggie Grace.
A couple of naff CGI bits, not Oscar winning, but a fun Sunday sci-fi flick.
If there were a movie for which the term “dumb fun” was invented, it’d be this prison/space/action flick… in space! A buffed-out Guy Pearce stars as some sort of action-y guy… in the future! He’s a secret agent or spy or something (the movie’s kind of hazy on that point) who gets framed for killing another spy(?) and sentenced to be put into deep freeze in the future’s newest maximum security prison… in space!
The thing is, the president’s do-gooder daughter is on a fact-finding mission to the prison… in space!, trying to determine if the 500 prisoners there are having their civil rights violated by being stuffed into freezers which sometimes causes them to lose their freaking minds. And,…
"Escape from New York" but in space. Totally fun, Guy Pearce is a dick but endearing. Totally worth a watch
This is SUCH a Luc Besson idea, at it's core... but it's weird how it evolved from there because for all the personality in the concept, it looses charm in the delivery. Like a bitmoji of an oil painting.
Originally I wanted to see this because of my favorite Joe Gilgun, but BONUS It's got the snooty sister from LOST, and Morgan from TWD, and Walder Rivers from GOT if you wanna get ultra obscure..
I was a little mad that there is a PG13 version and a rated R, because I was sent the pg13 from Netflix and like WHAT AM I MISSING?! it just seems ugh, dude... why bother making something with such a violent premise PG13 at all?
Luckily there's this site that breaks the differences down scene by scene: www.movie-censorship.com/report.php?ID=275377
PS. Proof that Marions are the tufffffest
I watched Lockout while trimming some marijuana at a friends house last night. Typically it's not the sort of movie I'd seek out in my own time but Guy Pearce as the star and Luc Besson as Writer/producer was enough to sustain my interest.
The film is basically just a sci fi throwback to the Carpenter days. In fact the film lost a plagiarism in France because of how much it resembles Escape from LA/New York. It certainly does, but it never felt like it was trying to keep that a secret. After all wasn't Carpenter's own Assault on Precinct 13 nothing more than a modern update of Rio Bravo? But thats beside the point.
For the most part Lockout…
After my attempt of watching something intellectual, I had to cleanse my head of complicated plots, so I decided on a bad action movie. This did not disappoint. It is a bunch of mindless action with a thin easy to read plot.
It has a lot of discount actors in it. Like a discount Ben Affleck (Guy Pierce) and a discount Morgan Freeman.
Anyway, cool little Sci-fi vacation for your mind.
These are films that I've seen over the years that I've either liked or loved, but A LOT of people…
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