There comes a time when a film comes along and gives you a feeling of “Wow this is going to be so exciting” when you see the trailers and you just can’t wait to get you bum on the cinema seats and wait for the film to be projected on the big screen for you to enjoy its wonder!
Sadly Lockout, isn’t that film, yes the trailer looks awesome and to the film does look good as well, but the problem with Lockout is it’s just one of those films that seems to have had a script thrown together on a whim of an idea, this time by Luc Besson, with not much thought gone in to it after that point.
Yes the special effects are good, yes the action sequences are pretty exciting, but when it comes down to the acting and the script it really has a long way to go for perfection.
Snow (Guy Pearce) is too sarcastic and after a while the wise cracking one liners really start to lose their appeal, after just too many of them in short succession.
My main problem with the film is that it had so much potential with the hundreds are psychopaths locked away on a space prison, it kind of reminded me of Fortress with Christopher Lambert, but Lockout just doesn’t have the guts to go all out wild with the inmates and so it kind of plods along with Snow going in to prison to try to save the Presidents daughter (Maggie Grace).
With its one liners and its lack of really being anything thing than a rather silly, but fun, film, Lockout really doesn’t take off as a Sci-Fi master piece, but it’s fun, yes I know, it’s so bad that it’s so much fun to watch and it was really hard to think that it was on for 110 mins, it just flew by.
Lockout kind of reminded me of one of the B Movies back in the 50′s that they really don’t make any more.
Overall Thoughts For Lockout
It’s silly, it’s so bad that it’s good, go and see this if you like Guy Pearce or if you have love for films that just really shouldn’t have been made without some sort of adult supervision
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