Lockout was a pretty good action movie–in space! I don’t really mind movies like that, where they take a premise that has been done before and just change the setting. Although in general, I’d like for the science of the movie to be a bit more sensical. And the whole premise of just sending up one man to save the president’s daughter seems a bit off. Sure, the prisoners might kill her off if they send more, but isn’t the entire point that they don’t at first realize who they have? So it goes.

Still, so far as a fun science fiction / action movie goes, it was pretty good. I liked it enough to put this all of the way up at number two for the year, so I guess that’s saying something. Just don’t go in expecting anything particularly deep or accurate in the scientific sense.

Ranked: 2012 Movie Reviews

  1. The Avengers
  2. The Cabin in the Woods
  3. Wreck-It Ralph
  4. The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey
  5. The Dark Knight Rises
  6. Looper
  7. Argo
  8. Rise of the Guardians
  9. Brave
  10. Life of Pi
  11. Skyfall
  12. Men in Black 3
  13. Total Recall
  14. Cloud Atlas
  15. Lockout
  16. Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter
  17. Dark Shadows
  18. John Carter
  19. The Amazing Spider-Man
  20. The Bourne Legacy
  21. The Hunger Games
  22. Breaking Dawn - Part 2
  23. Snow White and the Huntsman
  24. Hotel Transylvania
  25. Mirror Mirror
  26. The Five-Year Engagement
  27. Prometheus