I came across talk of the film Lockout a fare while and it seemed from initial insider talk that it could be more of the same. A new riff on the “Escape from New York story”. However after watching the entertaining first five minutes online, I am happy to endorse it somewhat. Even if it seems John Carpenter might be owed a note of thanks.
Made by the same French stable as Transporter/Taken/District 13 etc. This time it's Guy Pearce who looks like he is having fun and bringing I a little “tongue in cheek” to this action role set in this future.
I will see the flick when it comes out, review it properly, but until then I recommend we give it a chance.
On a side note the film also has a great supporting cast which includes the local boys Lennie James(always good) and Vincent Regan (as excellent character actor) and of course Peter Stormare as we can see from the clip (particularly liked him in Constantine)