Lockout (2012) Review
Not sure why Guy Pierce felt this film would be a good idea, I do feel that if they made some changes and increased the budget it could have been a much better film. However this film did do very well and feels like a budget B movie with Guy Pierce. It’s not a bad action film but it is easily forgettable. If you want to watch a film with no brains, some decent action scenes and good humour from its lead Guy Pierce.
Starring Guy Pearce and Maggie Grace and set in the near future, Lockout follows a falsely convicted ex-government agent (Pearce), whose one chance at obtaining freedom lies in the dangerous mission of rescuing the President’s daughter (Grace) from rioting convicts at an outer space maximum-security prison. Lockout was directed by Stephen St. Leger and James Mather from their script co-written with Luc Besson, who is also a producer. Peter Stormare co-stars.
The advice I would give to readers is, it’s not bad but I wouldn’t necessarily buy it but if you have Netflix or Love Film, well any of those pay monthly things then yeah check it out. Tim’s Film Reviews: Don’t pay but try to watch if you can.
To start off let’s talk about the acting. The acting ranged from average to I really don’t care (I’ll be saying that a lot in this trailer). The main characters where at times very funny but mainly just the odd joke from Guy Pierce. The rest of the cast do as expected of this type of cheap film, everybody except the main characters were basically glorified extras. In terms of humour the best parts where within the trailer, that always gets my blood boiling and my left arm tingling…oh I feel faint.
Check out the fun trailer:
Now then the special effects were a bit weird ranging from terrible bike scenes at the beginning to some space prison shots that actually looked pretty good considering the budget. If there is anything that would win me over in a Sci-Fi film then it would be a great space battle. Sadly this film’s battle in space is weak and I can’t be blamed on the budget as ‘Iron Sky’ had a lower budget but had a better space battle and a lot of TV shows have great battles set in space. The films only redeeming factor is that it does have a very interesting premise with a whole prison in space, but failed to create a great movie which could certainly be done if somebody else had the right vision for the film.
The best review I found would be either “It’s just not quite as much fun as it should be, despite Pearce’s best efforts and some good chemistry with Grace. “Helen OHara. This review works well for me mainly because it’s what I think too with piece trying his hardest but nobody can bring a bad movie of the fire of failure. Or “They don’t make ’em like this anymore, except when they do and you remember why they stopped. Daft, but broadly enjoyable if you’re in a charitable mood.” Film4. My favourite scene would be the part were Snow tries to make Emilie look like a man but to me all he does is cut her hair, dye it and punch her in the face Which is just so funny because it’s ridiculously stupid.