Lockout looked promising, sounded promising and in the end it turned out to be quite good, but there is that bitter taste in my mouth after checking out this “next” Escape from New York. Perhaps I drank too much beer and its all coming back now, and this is the reason for that but I doubt it. Lockout was supposed to give us a new Snake, and we got him, but then we realized that you need much more than a badass hero to make a cult movie. Guy Pearce, a man that I consider one of the best actors today, proved that he can be anyone he wants with his performance. If you accidentally didn’t check out the trailer for this movie with his snappy comebacks, I linked it below so be sure to see it and enjoy in all his glory. And now lets get back to the movie, the story is an average space shoot-out, with some interesting elements. It just feels like a generic action movie, but in space and with a badass hero rescuing the damsel in distress. Some people may find it boring but the rest of us were pretty much entertained. Oh yeah, and I almost forgot I loved Joseph Gilgun as a crazed inmate, if you want to know crazy just take a look at him in this movie and you will know the meaning of the word. His and Guy’s role were written superbly, I only wish that the rest of the script was that awesome…
They killed his friend, they falsely accused him of that murder and imprisoned him. They want him dead or rotting in prison and the only piece of evidence that proves his innocence is safely locked up the orbiting prison. She is a young, hot and very fuckable girl currently inspecting rumors that the prison is experimenting on prisoners. Something goes wrong, terribly wrong. All of the worst inmates in an orbiting prison take it over, along with her, a president’s daughter. There is only one man who can save her. His name is Snow.
Directors: James Mather, Stephen St. Leger
Cast: Guy Pearce, Maggie Grace, Vincent Regan, Joseph Gilgun, Peter Stormare
Fun Facts: Snow remarks, “Contrary to popular belief, I’m not actually Houdini”. Guy Pearce played Harry Houdini in Death Defying Acts.