Lockout (2012)

July 7, 2016

Surprisingly entertaining film for what it is: pulp fiction.

Snow (Guy Pearce doing a mean Van Damme imitation) is a special agent who is wrongly accused of a crime -- which involves spying and a briefcase. The briefcase is a MacGuffin, so it doesn't matter what's in there -- even though everyone wants to get their hands on it.

The President's daughter (Maggie Grace) is stuck in a prison with a bunch of angry prisoners -- the prison, sit down for this, is a space prison. Snow is tasked with saving the President's daughter. And there you have it, that's the story. It's simple, it's effective and it works.

The character Snow is a walking sitcom. Imagine Die Hard's McClaine but with ADHD and a one-liner for everything. He sounds annoying and he was a bit, but he's certainly entertaining.

I enjoyed the film for the action and special effects. I didn't expect much from the film and neither should you if you see this film. I do recommend it if you're in the mood for some mindless action and a likable, albeit annoying main character.


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