Monday, September 3, 2012

Lockout (3)




2012 action/sci-fi movie by directors James Mather and Stephen St. Leger is a man who is wrongly convicted of conspiracy and the only way he can get out of a full life sentence is to go to a prison in space and rescue her from escaped convicts. 

No seriously, that is the plot. 

When I think of this script I imagine 3-5 friends who love movies and just want to make one about the most ridiculous things they can think of and add Guy Pearce and just have a great time.

What ends up happening? 

An actually amazing performance by Guy Pearce (Seeking Justice), a really entertaining movie and it's honestly not even close to the worst thing I've ever seen. How did they not make this plot into a flaming movie of crap? Well, Guy Pearce is 80% of the answer. The rest is the fact that they didn't over due it in computer explosions and unneeded fancy action. They also didn't try to make the characters too serious. They actually had well planned dialogue and even some drama thrown in for good measure. Strangely, it all worked. 

You can't take this movie seriously. You also can't expect to be wowed out of your seat. Just sit down, get a cold beverage and enjoy two hours of entertainment and some hilarious comedy by Mr. Pearce. 

3/5


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