Saturday, April 14, 2012

Movie Review - Lockout

So, we went and saw "Lockout" this morning at Cupertino Square theaters. It fell into the category of movies that I call "pointless but amusing" - and that is actually a positive thing.  Sometimes people take film to seriously, they can forget that one of the main purposes of a movie is to entertain.  It doesn't have to have deep meaning, it doesn't have to rock the foundations of your world, it simply has to entertain you.

Lockout, with Guy Pearce and Maggie Grace certainly fell into that category.  The plot was simple and entirely contrived as a vessel to amuse you with likeable stars and a full array of special effects.  The basic story is - the President's daughter, played by Maggie Grace, goes on a humanitarian fact finding mission to an orbital prison, but there is a prison riot and consequently she is taken hostage.  Guy Pearce's character is the wise-cracking and cynical super-soldier with a heart of gold, trapped in a government conspiracy. He sneaks onto the space station. He shots people and blows things up.  He rescues her. He wisecracks. He finds his heart of gold. They escape.

Just sit back, enjoy the popcorn, and watch the entertainment unfold.  If you are up for a movie that is pure entertainment - this one delivers all across the board.

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