Guy Pearce (L.A. Confidential, The King’s Speech) has roles in two science fiction films this year, one you’ve probably heard of already, Ridley Scott’s Prometheus, and one that you might not have heard of. And if I was going to judge the film based on its trailer (which I will), I’m not sure that you’ve been missing anything.
Lockout, written by French filmmaker Luc Besson (The Fifth Element), doesn’t seem interested in pushing any new barriers, or answering any new questions. Actually, the filmmakers behind Lockout seem pretty content to squeeze in every action film cliché and sci-fi trope they could think of to fill in the space between SFX shots—an approach to filmmaking that rarely, if ever, results in anything more than spectacle. In fact, viewing the trailer, one can’t help but wonder if writer, Besson, simply sat down at this computer while watching Carpenter’s Escape from New York.
Nevertheless, I thought it worth pointing out for those of you willing to risk the $10 bucks. Lockout is due out in theaters on April 13, 2012.
Well, what do you think? Worth the coin, or is this a rental? Share your thoughts in the comments section below.