Explosions without chemistry
Australian actor Guy Pearce tries his hand at good ol’ American sci-fi, battling bloodthirsty convicts on an experimental prison planet and trying to save an annoying, would-be sultry damsel in distress, presidential daughter Emilie (Grace). Lockout delivers a lot of action, but fails to deliver the goods on the palpable sexual tension between special agent Snow (Pearce) and his charge. The poorly computer generated fighting sequences are a subpar substitute for a little tongue action.
Lockout | Directed by James Mater, Stephen St. Leger (France 2012) with Guy Pearce, Maggie Grace Starts May 10