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Wednesday, August 8, 2012

Lockout Review (2012)

A falsely convicted government agent must be successful taking on a huge mission if he wants to earn his freedom.  It is simple all he has to do is BREAK INTO A PRISON. An MAXIMUM SECURITY prison.  A maximum security prison IN SPACE.  And all he needs to do is save some guy's daughter.  Oh yeah, that guy just happens to be THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES!  So, the premise sounds like a joke.  It is not- at least not one the filmmakers are in on.  It is not nearly 1/3 as much fun as it should be.  The plot ends never moves beyond the inane premise.  That would be fine if the correct tone was ever found.  It is not thrilling, it is not funny and it is not interesting.  They should have pushed for a much more tongue-in-cheek approach.  As for the effects, they look low end at best.  Guy Pearce is the lone bright spot of the film - if he had more to work with he could have pulled it off.    3.5 out of 10

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