'Lockout' Review By Rated-X
Meh, simple, unoriginal, tiresome, yawn inducing, JOSEPH GILGUN the highlight and whom kept me seated.
The main loop in which gives it its wholesale visuals and scope- though to be honest and frank this film is unoriginal and unsatisfying bland and a film that is a wannabe be cult. Every other line by Pierce is a quip "OH YES" "OH NO" "GO THERE" its uttered with such pretentious pomposity and razz, its cool, hes cool, hes ripped and muscled and works as a action man but he needs to stick to indie films because this in hindsight is a independently funded european feature- but with Besson at the helm, the man whom knows hes captain but likes to get full credit for the ship sailing, but consp*cuously.
It starts off with a space station which stations rapists and murderers in a sleep chamber, after the presidents daughters royal visit yadder yadder kidnapped, rogue agent goes to reclaim his right, yadder yadder, explosive action, awfully contrived directing, bland pacing, tightened to the point its an orgy of just dire bombastic temp, the visuals the usual but this is one thing.
A fellow reviewer in the UK Mark Kermode compared it to the newly released Iron Sky (pushed to May) with its visuals to this (it being low budget and soon to be a cult hit-the history and production already is)- calling it unspectacular but heres the thing its stylistic and its differentiating, also its foreign and its videogamics are very much affronted and the directors are good with the stylistic side and aim to please in much the sense, but tension is set just about- but its used bit parts of old 80s flicks and sci-fi features so sadly its all been done- but just very much Nevaldine/Taylor hectic systimatically.
The whole thing starts of great, roaring, a yarn, then when it hits the point of forty minutes you tend to look at your time and just ignore all previous switch off your phone messages and just wander off.
Many a great actor here shine -especially
Joseph Gilgun: whom has starred in the latest series of Misfits, and is needing off an afforded Bafta is the one to look out for- as hes not only very much a strong performer hes enjoyable, he can pick the most insane apart and change them and evolve them, he brings humanity to the screen- more or less here hes just very much in his zone, very much in his paces, pushing the character as far as he possibly could, he is perhaps the highlight- from This is England to this its a stepping stone towards HollyWood he is the one to watch- also co-stars in Harry Brown.
See this film if you want a simple watch and you are easily pleased.