I actually enjoyed this movie though I'm not sure if it is trying to make fun of the sci-fi action thriller genre because it is a really funny movie. The character Snow is throws sarcastic insults on the fly as a response to almost everything, even wears it as a shirt. It was hard to like him at first but he wins you over with his cheesy but funny responses that the audience just ate up. Sarcastic insults seem to be also the premise on which the relationship between Emilie and Snow is based. The other characters are not so interesting. The villains lacked depth.
This is your basic action, sci-fi movie with explosions, hand-to-hand combat, guns, space fighter jets. The plot is semi-believable though the reason for the prisoners' escape seemed to forced. It is a very fast-pasted movie and the audience was never bored. It was very fun to watch and not a bad way to spend an hour and a half.
Lockout is in theatres Friday, April 13, 2012.