Starring: Dwayne Johnson, Neve Campbell, Chin Han, Roland Møller, Noah Taylor
Summary: A former FBI agent, who is also an amputee, is struggling to fit in his new role as security personnel. Misfortune hits home once more, and he is accused of setting a building ablaze. He is torn between saving his family that is stuck inside a skyscraper and running from the authorities. What will he do?
Director: Rawson Marshall Thurber
Genre(s): Action & Adventure, Drama
Runtime: 103 minutes
What’s the story?
Dwayne Johnson is the man on fire. Since 2016, we have seen him in so many movies. Some of these movies are great while some are not-so-great. Well, once again, you will see the action man in a movie written by Rawson Marchall Thurber. One thing is for sure, wherever Dwayne Johnson goes, actions are bound to follow. Rawson who is the director of this movie started his career as a director with the Owen Wilson and Ben Stiller sports comedy “DodgeBall: An Underdog Story”. The new movie “Skyscraper” will make it the second time Dwayne Johnson and Rawson will work together in a movie. The first time they worked together was in the making of the movie – Central Intelligence in 2016. The Central Intelligence paired Dwayne Johnson and Kevin Hart.
The question here is: Will Skyscraper deliver the action like expected?
Skyscraper will hit the cinema on July 13. However, so far, it doesn’t look like it is doing so well. Rotten Tomatoes gave it 5.2/10 while so many other movie review site think the writers and producers should have done more. Well, you may think differently when you have the opportunity to see this movie at the cinema or watch it online on our website for free after July 13. Right now, we will walk you through what actually happened in Skyscraper as you get ready for July 13.
In Skyscraper, Johnson was cast as a former FBI Hostage Rescue Team Leader and army veteran. His name in the movie is Will Sawyer. Before he became a former FBI agent, Will was shown ten years prior when he led his team on a rescue mission. Unfortunately, the mission went wrong and resulted in Will losing his leg as a result of the mission. Unfortunately for Will, his leg was amputated and he was given a prosthetic leg. While still recovering in the hospital, he met his future wife, Sarah (Neve Campbell).
Ten years later, Will work as a man who assesses security for skyscrapers. One day, he was on an assignment in China where he finds the tallest, safest building in the world suddenly ablaze. In a twist of the event, Will (Johnson) was framed for setting the building ablaze which means he automatically become a man wanted by the law. He was on the run. Unfortunately for Will, his family is trapped in the building, he has to save his family and clear his name.
Will has to contend with a lot of obstacles including Hong Kong police to get into the skyscraper and save his family. He is on the race against the law and time… Whether he succeeds or not is what you will actually find out when you watch the movie in cinemas on July 13.
Is it any good?
Like we mentioned at the start of this article, most reviewers think that the movie: Skyscraper is just an average. Well, we think so too. The movie does not successfully showcase Johnson’s charm as he brings some levity to the film. It is not like Hercules which he gave an unforgettable performance. The movie has a lot of imitation to a similar action movie – Die Hard.
The action set pieces in the movie never truly capitalize on the potential of Skyscraper’s unique setting. Perhaps, the reason why most people think Skyscraper is just an average movie is because it focuses on the tried-and-true them of the genre – a hero risking his life to save his family. However, the characters weren’t developed as one should have expected.
However, you can still enjoy the movie. There are a lot of actions scenes, surprises, betrayals, and moments of gasp breaths.
Skyscraper will start playing in theaters across the United States on Thursday, July 12. The movie runs for 103 minutes and you can watch it with your family as it has a PG-13 rating.