Get ready to ‘Rock’ with lots of action and a generous drizzle of cringe, Skyscraper will leave you entertained but at the same time thinking, “Okay, this is probably getting a bit ridiculous now”, with its over-the-top stunts and superhuman feats, it’s quite an enjoyable movie, although after half way through I just couldn’t take it with full seriousness anymore.
A story about a loving father (Will Sawyer, played by Dwayne Johnson) with an ex FBI background that goes to incredible lengths to save his family from a burning building, which happens to be the tallest building in the world, and also meant to be the safest too…
Is this an an accident or a deliberate terrorist attack? Either way, Will Sawyer gets framed for it, so he must save his family whilst avoiding the authorities trying to stop him, and finding out who’s responsible and bring them to justice!
Similar to San Andreas, also starring Dwayne Johnson, it’s your typical predictable action disaster movie that Dwayne seems to be typecast for in recent films.
Walking in the footsteps of the 1988 movie, Die Hard, this would be a more family friendly version.. But is Dwayne Johnson the next Bruce Willis!?… Not quite… I just can’t feel the amount of seriousness that I want to expect from the actor that plays the roles in these films. It comes of a little cheesy.. I think maybe if more time and effort were invested into this film it could’ve had a lot more potential to be a big cult blockbuster movie, just like Die Hard was, but it just doesn’t live up to those expectations, although it’s still a quite enjoyable movie.
By Michael Melino
6 Overall Score