What Parents Need to Know
Parents need to know that Lockout is a futuristic action movie with almost constant fighting and chasing, as well as shooting, dead bodies, and some blood. The main male character is a cocky scoundrel who treats the main female character with disrespect (including punching her), even though she's shown to be brave. She winds up becoming a damsel in distress and a romantic interest for him; as a result, there's sexual tension and innuendo between them. Language includes one "f--k," many uses of "s--t," and more. The main character also regularly smokes cigarettes, mainly -- it seems -- to annoy others.
- Families can talk about Lockout's violence. Does it create tension and thrills, or is it disturbing? What's shown and not shown? Which has more impact?
- Is the president's daughter a role model, or is she a victim or a stereotype? What's the impact of the violence against women in this movie?
- Does the main character look cool when he smokes? Why do you think he chooses to do it?
- Is rescuing the president's daughter alone more important than rescuing as many hostages as possible?