History Film / Lockout

30th Jul '16 7:36:44 AM Geoduck
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* GenreThrowback: To 80s and early 90s science-fiction action movies like ''Film/TotalRecall1990'', ''Film/EscapeFromNewYork'' and even more so its sequel ''Film/EscapeFromLA''.

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* GenreThrowback: To 80s and early 90s science-fiction action movies like ''Film/TotalRecall1990'', ''Film/EscapeFromNewYork'' and even more so its sequel ''Film/EscapeFromLA''. To the point that Creator/JohnCarpenter successfully sued this film's producers.
29th Jul '16 9:30:09 AM LondonKdS
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* RecycledInSpace: The plot is basically ''Film/EscapeFromNewYork'' recycled IN SPACE!.

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* RecycledInSpace: The plot is basically ''Film/EscapeFromNewYork'' recycled IN SPACE!. In 2016, a French court awarded Creator/JohnCarpenter 450000 euros for copyright infringement.
19th Feb '16 7:21:21 PM GrammarNavi
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** Snow's lighter swiftly turns out to be more useful than MacGyver's Swiss Army Knife. Well, almost.

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** Snow's lighter swiftly turns out to be more useful than MacGyver's Series/MacGyver's Swiss Army Knife. Well, almost.
14th Dec '15 2:40:54 PM Discar
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* MacGuffin: Even before [[ThePresidentsDaughter Emily]] gets nabbed to set up the main action, Snow is seeking a briefcase that contains proof of his innocence. Like all good [=MacGuffins=], its actual contents [[spoiler: (or lack thereof)]] are ultimately irrelevant to its role in the plot.

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* MacGuffin: Even before [[ThePresidentsDaughter Emily]] Emily gets nabbed to set up the main action, Snow is seeking a briefcase that contains proof of his innocence. Like all good [=MacGuffins=], its actual contents [[spoiler: (or lack thereof)]] are ultimately irrelevant to its role in the plot.



* TheNotLoveInterest: Snow and Emilie. The former is sent on a mission to save [[ThePresidentsDaughter the latter]] when she is held hostage onboard a giant orbital space prison. The two bicker and banter and Snow basically acts like a jerk towards her the whole time, but they grow to genuinely care for each other. The epilogue when they arrive back on earth teases a romance and includes an almost-AlmostKiss, but the movie ends with them still just friends.

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* TheNotLoveInterest: Snow and Emilie. The former is sent on a mission to save [[ThePresidentsDaughter the latter]] latter when she is held hostage onboard a giant orbital space prison. The two bicker and banter and Snow basically acts like a jerk towards her the whole time, but they grow to genuinely care for each other. The epilogue when they arrive back on earth teases a romance and includes an almost-AlmostKiss, but the movie ends with them still just friends.



* ThePresidentsDaughter: Duh.
11th Nov '15 7:44:05 AM Morgenthaler
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* ThickerThanWater: Another prisoner questions the riot leader Alex why he doesn't kill the obviously psychotic prisoner who is clearly a liability because of his homocidal urges. Alex responds that it's because that guy, Hydell, is his brother. [[spoiler:This tragically ensures his downfall, as Hydell kills Alex himself when he refuses to put up with Hydell's lunacy anymore.]]

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* ThickerThanWater: Another A prisoner questions asks the riot leader Alex why he doesn't kill get rid of the obviously psychotic prisoner bloodthirsty Hydell, who is clearly a liability to their escape plan because of his homocidal unpredictable homicidal urges. Alex responds that it's because that guy, Hydell, Hydell is his brother. [[spoiler:This tragically ensures his downfall, as Hydell kills Alex himself when he refuses to put up with Hydell's lunacy anymore.]]
16th Sep '15 10:08:46 AM Pete52
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* TwentyMinutesIntoTheFuture: The film is set in 2079.
** Humanity has a greater presence in space, with MS-One and various other space stations (including the ISS) orbiting Earth. There is even a Low Orbit Police Department to maintain order.
** The White House and its surroundings have become considerably more fortified, with the Oval Office now being located deep underground.
** Ground and airel vehicles have also advanced considerably, with Snow seen briefly driving a single wheeled motorcycle, and the DC Metro Police utilising hovering plane/helicopter hybrids to pursue him.
16th Sep '15 10:00:20 AM Pete52
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* PoliceAreUseless: The whole plot is arguably set in motion due to the incompetence of Emilie's Secret Service agents. The lead agent refuses to remove his back up gun before entering an interrogation room, which allows the Hydell (a former pickpocket) to acquire a weapon and escape.


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* TookALevelInBadass: Emilie shows herself to be surprisingly adept at handling a submachine gun to keep a group of prisoners away, much to Snows amazement.
-->'''Snow:''' "Jesus, I thought you were a [[PoliticalStereotype Democrat?!]]"
16th Sep '15 9:48:27 AM Pete52
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* WhamLine: Issued by Hydell just before he escapes from the interrogation room, as Special Agent Hock slams his head onto the table.
--> '''Hydell:''' "You know what I was before I was convicted of rape, Hock?"
--> '''Agent Hock:''' "Surprise me, shithead."
--> '''Hydell:'''"I was a pickpocket." ''[Holds up Hocks back up gun taken from his ankle holster]''
19th Aug '15 6:14:46 AM Nuxx
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** Treated rather interestingly when one villain, Hydell, is sex-crazed for the female lead (Emily) he ends up stabbing his own brother, Alex, in the chest for a chance to get at her. But his brother -- prior to being stabbed -- inverts this trope by being pretty fed up with his obsession and complains "you're shouting about THAT when we have a serious problem!"
** The protagonist, Snow, also uses this trope interestingly. At times he mocks her with his sexuality (such as when she falls face first onto his crotch and he tells her that "you don't have to do that, a simple thank-you is enough") but at other times he seems distinctly uniterested in her as a sexual being (such as when he's looking at her leg wound and saying "ew! yuck!" even though it's on her thigh, practically in her crotch).

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** Treated rather interestingly when one villain, Hydell, is sex-crazed for the female lead (Emily) (Emily), [[spoiler: to the point he ends up stabbing his own brother, Alex, in the chest for a chance to get at her. her.]] But his brother -- prior to being stabbed -- inverts this trope by being pretty fed up with his obsession and complains "you're shouting about THAT when we have a serious problem!"
** The protagonist, Snow, also uses this trope interestingly. At times he mocks her with his sexuality (such as when she falls face first onto his crotch and he tells her that "you don't have to do that, a simple thank-you is enough") but at other times he seems distinctly uniterested uninterested in her as a sexual being (such as when he's looking at her leg wound and saying "ew! yuck!" even though it's on her thigh, practically in her crotch).
31st Jul '15 11:03:25 AM CaptainCrawdad
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* BadassArmFold: Downplayed by CIA Agent Snow. When being asked to perform the movie's main mission (go into space, save the president's daughter, yadda yadda yadda), Snow sits with his arms crossed, badass style, as he enumerates why the plan is stupid. It would be quintessentially badass, except he is in some ways powerless in the situation. He is seated, under arrest, surrounded by standing men who tower over him and are demanding that he perform a mission that he "would rather castrate myself with blunt rocks" than do. As such, Snow's badass pose (combined with his couldn't-give-a-shit demeanor) are the only things indicating bad-ass in a scene full of other potential bosses. HOWEVER, this ties into the entire movie in that Snow himself is somewhat incongruous to the world he finds himself in, and he doesn't give a shit.

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* BadassArmFold: Downplayed by CIA Agent Snow. When In spite of being asked to perform under arrest, seating around men of authority standing over him, and being dictated the movie's main mission (go into space, save the president's daughter, yadda yadda yadda), terms of his suicide mission, Snow just sits there with his arms crossed, badass style, as he enumerates why the plan is stupid. It would be quintessentially badass, except he is in some ways powerless in the situation. He is seated, under arrest, surrounded by standing men who tower over him and are demanding that he perform a mission that he "would rather castrate myself with blunt rocks" than do. As such, Snow's badass pose (combined with his couldn't-give-a-shit demeanor) are the only things indicating bad-ass in a scene full of other potential bosses. HOWEVER, this ties into the entire movie in that Snow himself is somewhat incongruous to the world he finds himself in, and he doesn't give a shit.unimpressed.
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