Thursday, October 24

Movie Review: Lockout

Length: 1 hr & 35 minutes
Released: July 16th, 2012
Genre: Drama, Action & Adventure, Sci-Fi, Romance
Rating: PG-13
Directed By: James Mather & Stephen St. Leger

Where I Got It: watched on Netflix

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. 


Snow - Guy Pearce
Emilie - Maggie Grace
Alex - Vincent Regan
Hydell - Joesph Gilgun
Harry Shaw - Lennie James

For this review, I shall divide and conquer:

The Good

  • Awesome premise of jail being put in outer space. I think its a good idea
  • The effects were great
  • The acting was good.
  • It seemed hopeless that Snow and Emilie were going to survive, so I was on the edge of my seat the whole time.
  • Guy Pearce (Snow) is hilarious and badass and not too bad usual. 
  • The ending was pretty good and I approve.
  • The true big baddie was a twist and surprised me.
The Bad and the Ugly

  • Even though I adore Maggie Grace, I hated her character...
  • Emilie was perfect and as you all know I hate annoying characters; she was pretty, rich, smart, bold, brave, a saint, and just loved by everyone. Gah.
  • A couple loose ends that annoyed me.
Wish I could say more...but I don't want to give away any spoilers. It was an okay movie. I loved the setting and the idea behind a prison for all the dangerous criminals is an awesome one. The acting and screenwriting were good, even though Emilie annoyed me to no end. Sighs. One flaw is all I ask...I hate perfect characters. Anyways...I would recommend this to those that love sci-fi movies with action and a small flake of romance. In the end I shall grant this....errrrr....3 stars.

Would I Watch again:
Probably not. haha

Favorite Character(s): Snow and Harry Shaw
Not-so Favorite Character(s): Emilie (love the actress, hated the character)


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Blodeuedd said...

Eh maybe :)

Carole Rae said...

Yeah. It was a random movie we picked.