Sound Off: James Mather & Stephen St Leger's 'Lockout' - Thoughts?
by Alex Billington
April 13, 2012
Now that you've seen it, what did you think? James Mather & Stephen St. Leger's Lockout aka Section 8 aka Escape from MS One, featuring Snow, played by Guy Pearce. A futuristic concept conceived and co-written by Luc Besson, this sci-fi action comedy thriller is about a space station prison called MS One that gets overtaken when they capture the President's daughter, played by Maggie Grace, and send in an ex-mercenary to rescue her. So how is it? Does Pearce channel Snake Plissken? Any good, or just a sci-fi ripoff? If you've seen it, leave a comment below with your own thoughts on Mather & St. Leger's Lockout.
To fuel the fire, I saw Lockout and I despised it, it's so bad. So unbelievably bad, I couldn't even understand how this was made. Not only is there a utterly appalling motorcycle chase made with CG from a 90s video game console, but the rest of the film is cheesy one-liners and action cliches packed one right after another. I keep telling everyone that this movie has everything, every cliched line you'd expect, every action twist (and double twist) you'd expect, every stupid moment and wrap up and action beat, there wasn't anything they missed. It kept going and going and I couldn't enjoy more than a few minutes, no matter how much I tried. Terrible, one of my least favorite films I've seen this year. I usually love Besson's sci-fi. Not this time.
What did you think of Luc Besson's Lockout? Action-packed sci-fi fun, or B-movie disaster? We will remove any comments that indicate you have not seen the movie, as this area is meant to discuss the film only once you have seen it and can talk about your thoughts. Please keep the comments civilized!