It doesn’t take a Ph.D. to figure out the key to a Luc Besson premise -- team one gruff-talkin’ hero with a sassy female love interest, and all you need to do is change the surroundings. With Lockout
, Besson’s original story idea reshapes his time-honored setup into an Escape From New York
knockoff, only changing the setting to outer space and beating John Carpenter’s rumored “Escape From Space” sequel idea to the punch. None of this warrants too much ill will, mind you, since the French movie baron’s Europa Corp. is known for consistently producing semi-decent flicks for open-armed genre audiences -- aping beloved films while sticking to well-worn shti...