Synopsis: A man wrongly convicted of conspiracy to commit espionage against the U.S. is offered his freedom if he can rescue the president’s daughter from an outer space prison taken over by violent inmates.
Release Date: April 20th, 2012
Thoughts: If there is one type of movie that I’m an absolute sucker for, it’s any film set in space. This has opened the door to my viewing of some pretty great films and a whole slew of schlocky bombs. I’m not expecting much from Lock-Out (originally titled MS One: Maximum Security for its international run) but there’s a nice Escape from NY vibe to this that has me more than a little interested. Not so interesting to me? The leads. I’ve found Maggie Grace to be a little more than window dressing and Guy Pearce hasn’t lived up to his original potential from the late 90’s/early 2000’s.
The French production company that financed this movie led Taken and The Transporter to huge success and both of those were enjoyable B-movies. Filmed in Serbia, the production values on this look more expensive than its 30 million dollar budget so I’ll surely give this one a chance when its released in April.