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Lockout 2012

Take no prisoners.
Set in the near future, Lockout follows a falsely convicted ex-government agent , whose one chance at obtaining freedom lies in the dangerous mission of rescuing the President's daughter from rioting convicts at an outer space maximum security prison.


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Shout by Carlos Teran
2016-07-31T19:51:53-07:00— updated 2016-08-03T04:56:03-07:00

I must agree that this movie "borrows" a lot of plot elements from "Escape From New York" and "Escape From L.A.", so I see the point in Carpenter suing (and winning half a million Euros from) Besson. Guy Pierce is an excellent actor, with the tough job of making us believe the story, and it delivers his lines with humour and candor. It really cracks me up. Oh, and Joseph Gilgun got his part in Preacher for this movie, so we all got going that one for us, which is nice. As long as you forget everything you know about science, gravity, medicine and common sense, this is a very funny movie, and I really did enjoy it.

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If you've seen Luc Besson's Europacorp action flicks you know what to expect. I love all of them and this was no exception. Guy Pearce is the show stealer as Agent Snow, the John McClane of the space age. His wisecracks and mindless violence keep your attention. The effects are well done, the action over-the-top and exciting and it's overall good late night entertainment. As with all these sorts of films, I'm sure critics and serious Sci-fi nuts are going to hate. But as I always say, for people who can switch off and enjoy a bit of brainless fun, this is a must. Let the haters hate and the watchers watch.

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Just really bad but feels like a big budget movie. Except when they talk. Or act. But otherwise watchable.

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