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Lockout [Blu-ray]

Release Date: 
07/17/2012
Rated: 
Unrated
Star Rating: 
4 out of 10

This movie should have been so much better. We blame the French.


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The Pitch: When the president’s daughter (Maggie Grace) is held captive on a space prison, it’s up to an ex-CIA badass being framed for murder (Guy Pearce) to save her.


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What It Really Is: This movie had one of the best trailers of 2012:
 


The final film doesn’t come close to delivering. Some call this Die Hard meets Blade Runner meets Escape From New York in space. The reality is Lockout takes basic elements from all those action classic movies but isn’t even in the same league. (It might match-up with Stallone’s Demolition Man in some parts, but it even falls short there.) It’s a shame because this could have been great, but the cartoony villains, slapped together plot and PG-13 rating make it a messy shitpile. (Even though this Blu-ray is “unrated” nothing really stuck out as exceptionally violent or profane.) Worst of all, they wasted a great performance from Pearce, who could have rivaled John McClane and Snake Plissken as the baddest good guy ever.


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We Still Love Maggie Grace: She’s so beautiful she doesn’t even seem real. Plus, she clearly knows how to throw a punch.


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Maxim.com Ready-Made Press Blurb:Lockout with your cock out!” --A very awkward and ashamed Maxim.com for writing and publishing this blurb.


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Does Blu-ray Make a Difference? Yes. With the exception of some fake looking chases and stunts--we think done on purpose as an artistic choice--this movie looks and sounds insane. Too bad the plot and dialogue couldn’t keep up.



Special Features: “Breaking Into Lockout,” “A Vision of the Future,” UltraViolet digital copy of the movie.

Who’s It For: Fans of John Carpenter and Ridley Scott films who live to be disappointed and bitch about it on the Internet.


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Studio: Sony