UK Release Date: 20th April 2012.

So, basically, Lockout is Taken in space. And it comes from the same producers so this is no surprise. Lockout is a man going to space to rescue a girl and kicking plenty of ass at the same time, much like Liam Neeson does in his famous action flick.

Guy Pearce is Snow, a loose-cannon government agent convicted of a crime which he did not commit. He is offered his freedom if he can rescue the President’s daughter, played by Maggie Grace, from a prison in space which has been overtaken by its prisoners.

As far as trailers go this is nothing special, but the concept and the similarities to Taken should give this film enough to be a hit at the box office. Although, being led by Guy Pearce this is not guaranteed since his only real memorable film is Memento. The trailer gives a lot of information about the plot and sets up Snow as the anti-hero and a throwback to eighties heroes such as John McClane with his witty one liners.

Lockout should appeal to fans of mindless action films but this is nothing more than a popcorn flick and a genre piece.

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