Excerpt: It’s 2079 and the eternal problem of overcrowded prisons is finally resolved. Instead of putting prisoners in small rooms with chances of escape, riots and guards that go on strike, we just shoot them into space! At least, just about.
Conclusion: Right from the beginning, the viewer is treated to a crazy one wheeled motorcycle chase scene. I’ve never seen a chase look more CGI-like, especially when one yellow cab flips. If you get past that, and accept it and everything that follows, you’ll find an enjoyable action flick.
Excerpt: Someone wasn’t thinking when they designed an international space prison for the world’s most ruthless convicts. The facility is self-contained, which seems like mistake one. Although prisoners are kept in a constant state of stasis (you then wonder why they need so many guards), there are no...
Excerpt: The Film The cover of Lockout suggest this one is " Die Hard meets Blade Runner ," but actually it is a little bit Die Hard (in a space prison), a little bit Demolition Man , a little bit Escape From New York and just a tiny bit Blade Runner .
Conclusion: 'Lockout' felt like it had guilty pleasure written all over it, so I was disappointed I was so bored much of the time, not by the look of the movie or its explosion-filled sound design, but by Pearce's lackadaisical take on his character.
Excerpt: Early on in Lockout , a team of special forces know-it-alls are debating how to solve a very particular kind of hostage crisis, in which the President's daughter is trapped in a jail that's in the middle of a mutiny, and that jail happens to be in space.
Excerpt: For years after Die Hard set the template for modern action movies—predominantly single location, pitting tough and often irreverent loose cannon against a pack of sneering Euro-terrorists or gangsters—the “ Die Hard in a” subgenre thrived: on a plane ( Air Force One ), a boat ( Under Siege ), and a...