In the last days the french film 2012 lockout has unexpectedly risen to the top of the UK Netflix rankings.
lockout stars Guy Pearce as a feisty CIA agent sent to rescue the President’s daughter, Emilie (Maggie Grace), from a space prison that has been taken over by violent inmates.
The English-language film has outperformed films below joker, Sonic the Hedgehog and the Netflix original from 2022 The Adam Project to claim first place in the streaming service’s leaderboard.
Viewers compared the film to it on social media Escape from New YorkJohn Carpenter’s classic 1981 action film starring Kurt Russell.
Both films focus on a veteran, sarcastic mercenary who is forced against his will to save an important figure – the President Escape from New Yorkthe President’s daughter in lockout – from an area overrun by criminals while facing a ticking clock.
However, it’s not just contemporary fans who have made the comparison. In 2015, the makers of lockout were successfully sued by Carpenter for plagiarism and eventually forced to pay €450,000 (£394,000) in damages.
While the film has proved to be a popular hit on Netflix, there has been some reaction to it lockout on social media were mixed.
“lockout was added to Netflix! You have to look at that again. If you like the best kind of direct-to-video actioners check them out,” one person wrote.
“#Lockout on @Netflix really didn’t bother to push back on misogyny,” wrote another.
“Watch the movie lockout on #Netflix. This is the worst movie ever made,” wrote another. “Terrible CGI/graphics, horrible acting, lousy script, ridiculously inaccurate science, horrible plot. I mean, it’s so, so, so, so bad. #1 in films in the UK today. I have literally never seen anything this bad.”
lockout is now on Netflix.
https://www.independent.co.uk/arts-entertainment/films/news/lockout-netflix-guy-pearce-b2065501.html Lockout: Netflix’s new #1 film was successfully sued for plagiarism in 2012