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‘Lockout’ great for sci-fi fans

 “Lockout” is a fascinating movie that is set in the futuristic year of 2079.
 
This science fiction movie has a combination of nail-biting and funny scenes.

 The movie begins with Snow (Guy Pearce), who is a former C.I.A. agent who is being framed with the murder of another agent and is accused of being in possession of information against the government.

 Snow gave his friend, Mace (Tim Plester), a briefcase which held the information. Mace was later arrested and sent to prison.

 The prison is set in space and is called “M.S. One.”

 Meanwhile, the President’s daughter, Emilie Warnock (Maggie Grace), is on “M.S. One” on a mission to make sure that the prisoners are being treated humanely.

 She discovers that the prisoners are being put in a state which causes them to suffer from mental illness.

 Emilie is confronted with a difficult situation when one of the prisoners breaks free and takes the visitors on M.S. One as hostages.

 C.I.A. agent Shaw (Lennie James), who is aware of the hostage situation, tells the head of C.I.A., Scott (Peter Stormare), that the best person to send to space to save the president’s daughter is Snow, though Shaw has a secret motive for sending him.

 Snow struggles, but is eventually able to rescue Emilie as M.S. One is falling from space.

 The directors of “Lockout” do an excellent job of portraying issues that can be caused by experimenting with human lives.   The inhumane treatment of the prisoners caused many of them to be subjected to many different forms of mental illness.

 There were scenes with the prisoners, once freed from their individual cells, fighting one another, killing each other and those who had a total loss of memory.

 The movie leads one to imagine how the world could look in the future, especially with the different types of automobiles shown in the movie.

 “Lockout” is a great movie for anyone who loves sci fi. I rate this movie 5 out of 5 stars.

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