Summary: This movie was like con air but in space. Lockout. okay this is going to be a short review just because that they is nothing much to talk about.the visual effect's are awful in some place and the jokes are a little bit wooden.
Excerpt: A prison cell in outer space recently broke and a man named Snow, wrongly accused of espionage who is about to be sent in there, is expected to save the President's daughter from a huge number of outraging inmates. *** I was not really sure about the film's direction or how the makers wanted the film to appear to audience. I thought the action stunts are unrealistic (or maybe just the visual effects?) however, it was a decent action film in general.
Summary: In the year 2079 CIA agent Snow (Guy Pearce) was accused of murdering an undercover agent. The daughter of US President Emilie Warnock, (Maggie Grace) is trapped in space penitentiary MS One. Pierce shines but the rest of the characters falter since they are either too irritating or too cute with the anecdotes. The humor was definitely forced, action relentless but plot uninviting. There were several coy moments especially between Snow and Emilie.
Excerpt: A prisoner, Snow (played by Guy Pearce) risks his life and limb to save the president’s daughter Emilie (Taken’s Maggie Grace), from MS: One, a maximum security prison filled with rapists, murderers, and other nasty people! Why??? Because he is falsely convicted and his one chance at obtaining freedom lies in finding his partner Mace (Tim Plester) who just so happens to be locked up on MS: One.
Summary: Quite solid action sf movie - if you do not overthink it. Please don't. Same as Besson's another film, The Fifth Element, the story is intriguing, but if you try to dissect it, you will inevitably disappoint yourself. In the terms of entertainment, it succeeded - I was never bored, the visuals were OK, and the main characters were interesting and fun to watch.
Conclusion: At the moment to myself there are a lot of films, that just fall from the mark of being a good film. To myself I still see Guy Pearce in neighbours, and his american accent, particually for this film seems a bit dodgy. People have mentioned a retro feel, and a film that Bruce Willis might have done, but too me, Guy is a bit too camp to ever hold a candle to Bruce. The one liners were a bit too dry to be as funny as a die hard movie.
Conclusion: Well what can I say. The special effects at the beginning made me cry in despair, is this the sign of things to come? But don't worry it does get better. Guy Pearce puts in an almost comedic role as the CIA agent (to great affect) with some funny one liners. The younger crazy brother was a truly superb performance. This is an average sci-fi thriller, a no brainer with some truly cheesy dialogue, but thats all it ever claims to be and I found it mildly entering.