Lockout (2012) is a sci-fi action thriller starring Guy Pearce, Maggie Grace, Joseph Gilgun and Vincent Regan.
I had quite low expectations for this movie but it pleasantly surprised me with its sense of fun and excitement. Lockout reminded me of the classic John Carpenter movie Escape From New York.
Guy Pearce proves his action chops with sarcastic anti-hero Snow (very similar to Snake Plissken) while Maggie Grace is given a little more to work with than her usual girl in trouble roles.
Stealing the show though is British actor Joseph Gilgun. Best know as Woody in Shane Meadows This Is England, Gilgun here plays the villain and is both intimidating and charismatic.
Lockout is surprisingly fun and entertaining. My only complaint is that at times it is too similar to Escape From New York and suffers from a lack of originality.