Monday, 4 February 2013

Lockout (2012)

Lockout aka MS One: Maximum Security is a French sci-fi action flick starring Guy Pearce that's supposed to be OK but just a little bit too derivative to win too much praise. Escape from New York...in space, anyone. 


 
Steve

6 comments:

  1. I enjoyed the heck out this movie when I saw it. Yes it is derivative of classic Carpenter movies but in the best possible way.

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  2. Hew haw -- call me serpent, haven't seen this flick, probably check it out, I'll keep an eye out for stripey jerseys and Gauloises.

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  3. If it's classic Carpenter then I'll give it a go. Luc Besson's hand is in there somewhere as well so I'll add it to the list.
    Cheers for the thoughts, chaps

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  4. Derivative or not that's some lovely design work. I'll have to check this one out. :) I'm sure you'll agree that even an otherwise lousy film can be worth watching if it's got great visuals. Case in point: Akira Kurosawa's Dreams is a fairly dull and uneven film (the weakest entry in what is arguably the most astounding career in the history of cinema) but the visuals are astonishing--despite its weaknesses there are portions that have the power to mesmerize.

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  5. Same here. There's quite few few "lousy" movies I can appreciate simply on the art direction alone.

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