Recently I traveled to the theater to see the new movie, Skyscraper, featuring “The Rock,” Dwayne Johnson in all his one-legged glory. This film is definitely action-packed, but is it unrealistic? Read on for my no-spoiler Skyscraper movie review!
I was invited as media to cover this event. All opinions are my own.
The Rock plays a security assessor that is on assignment in China with his family to inspect the safety and security features of the highest tech “Skyscraper” ever, The Pearl. As a former FBI Hostage Rescue Team leader and U.S. war veteran Will Sawyer (The Rock) suddenly finds the Skyscraper ablaze, and he’s being framed for it. A wanted man on the run, Will must find those responsible, clear his name and somehow rescue his family who is trapped inside the building…above the fire line.
Skyscraper Movie Review
This movie was very reminiscent of multiple action movies featuring a hostage situation and a large building, for example, Die Hard. Skyscraper is full of action, but it is so predictable and unrealistic as it becomes hard to watch at times. The special effects are great and the 220 story building is beautiful. What I found it hard to look past were the unoriginality and unrealistic action sequences. Even though the film is predictable and very illogical the action scenes are great and the graphics are really cool too. If you are looking for a picture that is very surface level but keeps you entertained because of intense action scenes and you are a fan of Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson, then grab some popcorn and enjoy the ride.
Here’s a look inside the Skyscraper film:
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