In 2079, CIA agent Snow (Guy Pearce) is arrested for the murder of undercover agent Frank Armstrong who had uncovered evidence of an agent selling state secrets about the space program. Secret Service director Scott Langral (Peter Stormare) threatens to have Snow incarcerated on the maximum security space penitentiary MS One where prisoners are kept in stasis for their sentence. Snow's agent friend Harry Shaw (Lennie James) tries to locate Snow's contact Mace who knows where Frank's briefcase containing the secret information is hidden.
Meanwhile, Emilie Warnock, (Maggie Grace) daughter of US President Warnock, arrives at MS One to investigate claims that stasis might affect prisoners' minds, leading to psychopathy and dementia. Hydell, a prisoner, is awakened for questioning, but manages to escape. He releases all of the prisoners and starts a riot, led by his brother Alex. Emilie and others are captured. Shaw convinces Langral to send Snow to rescue Emilie rather than risk her life in a siege. Snow is initially reluctant, but agrees after Shaw tells him that Mace is on MS One, and could help Snow prove his innocence. Snow secretly infiltrates MS One. Alex realizes Emilie is the President's daughter and goes to secure her. Emilie manages to escape with her bodyguard Hock and hide in a secure room. A problem with the oxygen supply however causes Hock to commit suicide to give Emilie more time.
Snow breaks into the room and rescues Emilie. Snow changes Emilie's hair to conceal her gender and appearance after the prison is alerted to her true identity, allowing them to walk through the prison population. They find Mace, but the stasis has given him dementia and made him incoherent. Snow and Emilie bring Mace with them as they attempt to reach the escape pod. Without the maintenance of the staff, the prison has begun to fall out of its orbit and crashes into the International Space Station. The collision causes a breach and Mace is killed. Snow brings Emilie to the pod but discovers it has only one seat, and that he has been sent there to die. He sends Emilie on her way, but she allows the pod to launch without her, believing that the remaining hostages will be otherwise killed. Hydell contacts Emilie and threatens the hostages unless she reveals her location. When she does so, he kills all of the hostages......
A man wrongly convicted of conspiracy to commit espionage against the U.S. is offered his freedom if he can rescue the president's daughter from an outer space prison taken over by violent inmates.
A former government agent, Snow (Guy Pearce) who has been falsely convicted of a crime has been offered his freedom in return for heading into space t ...
A former government agent, Snow (Guy Pearce) who has been falsely convicted of a crime has been offered his freedom in return for heading into space to a prison colony on a secret mission. It seems the president’s daughter has been abducted by the rebel prisoners, and is being held as a prisoner. Snow has to go fight this most deadly enemy and get her back safely.
Think “Rambo in Space”. This film didn’t ring my chimes. It didn’t seem to server any great purpose. Prisoner’s revolt, government is too scared to deal with them, so they take some guy who was falsely arrested and send him out to do their dirty work. He is a bad-ass and kicks a lot of but, burns a lot of bullets, and does the hero thing. Ho-hum. This has been done over and over again. There just isn’t anything new or interesting at all in this film. It could be an incredibly violent and bloody battle movie, but to get the PG-13 they cleaned all that up quite a bit. As a result, it’s just not very interesting at all. Mostly it’s just hero Rambo-like stuff for scene after scene after scene. Guy Pearce, although he seems like a pretty decent guy, does not have the charisma to carry this off, and this film just sat there and smoldered for an hour and a half with not flame. I just didn’t get into it. I’ve read reviews of people who liked it, so it might be up someone’s alley, but not mine. I felt it was a waste of my time, and I didn’t really get into it at all.
EdG – EdsReview Dot Com – A Movie Review Blog
==Written by Ed Goettman ==
==From: Ed's Review Dot Com (www.edsreview.com)==
Studio: Warnervision Release Date: 09/30/2008 Rating: Nr
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