Monday, April 23, 2012

Lockout (2012) Movie Review

Set in the future, a man was wrongly convicted of a murder that he didn't commit. And to make things worse, he's a secret service agent and the one that was murdered was another government agent, making this a case of treason. But in reality, Snow, the man wrongly convicted was actually shooting at the person killing his fellow colleague which unfortunately was seen as if Snow was killing the fellow agent by the chief of Secret Service, Scott Langral's own eyes.

In the meantime, the United States President's daughter, Emilie, was investigating a space security prison on whether there's harmful side effects on the usage of stasis, a drug to render the prisoners inactive where they will be kept in a pod throughout their sentence. She's also investigating on whether the rumors of the security prison use prisoners as guinea pigs for conducting tests are true. An unfortunate situation befell Emilie was during her questioning on one of the prisoners. Her bodyguard ignored the advice to leave all arm weapons before entering and smuggled in a gun on his ankle. The prisoner that was being questioned, picked up the smell of the weapon and manage to pilfer it from the bodyguard. That's when things turned havoc. All prisoners were released and staff and visitors of the prison that weren't dead were taken as hostages and the prison was lockdown.

That's where Snow comes in. The US Government offered Snow a chance of redemption if he accepts to embark on this dangerous mission and successfully extract the President's daughter from there. Reluctant in the beginning, he soon quickly accepted when he found out that his friend which has stashed a briefcase that contains evidence to his innocence was also in that prison.

Hence, begins the mission that is against his favor to once again be a hero.

This movie is quite action packed and with the lead actor's witty quips at almost every line, it's as if a stand up comedian is pretending to be an action hero. I like this movie more than Battleship simply because Battleship's storyline sucked really bad even though the effects of Battleship was better than this movie. My rating for this one would be a 3.7 stars out of 5 simply because it has to have a better rating than Battleship. LOL.