Notable Cast: Guy Pearce, Maggie Grace
I don't care how he's involved, but slap the name Luc Besson on anything and I'm there. With "Lockout", the prince of French awesomeness produces and co-writes a science fiction actioner that's both completely unoriginal and hilariously brilliant at the same time. Critics came out of the gate with mostly mixed to negative reviews and its hard for this cult film fanatic to disagree with many of their complaints. I have to admit though, the combination of "Escape From New York" and "Die Hard" on a space station simply appealed to me and "Lockout" does it with enough tongue in cheek and charm to ultimately win me over and then some.
Snow (Pearce) is an ex-CIA operative working on the outside of the system in the future. When a back-up sting goes horribly awry, the sarcastic and charming Snow finds himself in a very bad position on his way to be frozen in a maximum security space station in orbit around Earth. Unluckily for him, right about the time he is to be shipped off a break out on thus mentioned prison occurs and the President's daughter Emilie (Grace) is taken hostage. It's a volatile situation and there seems to be only one man who can go in there and save the day...it looks like its about to Snow.
|I love the fact that the film points out how nobody smokes anymore. One more reason to love this character.|
|You would think you would use your good eye to peak around a door. Just saying.|
|"You said 'stick a needle in my eye'...and that's a PROMISE!"|
|"What do you mean this movie bombed in theaters! I never saw that coming!"|
Written By Matt Reifschneider