I recently reviewed Sci-Fi actioner Lockout for Flick feast:
In the wake of Die Hard’s incredible success in the late 80’s, there followed a slew of copycat action movies which could easily be described simply by using the phrase ‘Die Hard in/on a’. So Sudden Death is ‘Die Hard in a Hockey Stadium’, Cliffhanger is ‘Die Hard on a Mountain’ and Under Siege 1 and 2 are ‘Die Hard on a…….Warship/Train’ respectively. Basically it can be used for any movie where a group of bad guys take over something and then unbeknownst to them a lone hero takes it upon himself to save the day. So overused is the phrase now though, some may argue it would merely be lazy criticism to use it, but that’s never stopped me before. Besides, in the case of Lockout, Die Hard on a Space Prison could really not be more accurate.
You can read the full review here:
Flick Feast : Lockout