Re: Random Movie Talk That Probably Doesn't Deserve Its Own Thread
Saw "Lockout" starring Guy Pearce last night. I thought it was OK as far as B-movies go. The plot is dead simple and hilarious if you think about it. In the future, the president's daughter is inspecting a new super-max prison that just happens to be a space station. Prisoners are put in stasis. One prisoner is thawed out to conduct an interview for the inspection, gets loose and causes a whole ton of shit to go down. Now the prison's out of control, the president's daughter is a hostage and only one man can get her back.
Yes, it's as cheesy and stupid as it sounds, but in a good way. Pearce is pretty good in it and has a lot of fun with the jaded uber-bad-ass role he's given. The bad guys are of the extreme mustache-twirly crazy type. The flick moves fast as hell, so it never drags even slightly. This sometimes leads to jarring scenes where the thing they said they were going to do gets done between cuts. "We need to get into space and onto that station" cut to: "Here we are on the station, finally!"
I found it to be a fun flick. Doesn't feel it's length at all and has some neat action beats and evil bad-guy moments. I recommend it if you're a fan of cheesy sci-fi action schlock.