Poor Guy Pearce.
As if having to play a Mr Burns in Prometheus wasn’t enough for one year, he also had to star in Lockout, the story of a framed CIA agent, Snow, who must earn his freedom by rescuing the president’s daughter (Maggie Grace) from an orbit prison.
Sound familiar? Yes, it is basically Escape From New York in space.
It’s enjoyable enough, with Pearce well-suited to the role of wise-cracking dick, but too full of ham-fisted one-liners and derivative ideas to be anything more than a shallow forgery of far better sci-fi thrillers.