Skyscraper Movie Review

  • Release Date  : 20/07/2018
  • Genre              : Action, Thriller
  • Cast                   : Dwayne Johnson, Neve Campbell, Mckenna Roberts, Pablo Schreiber
  • Director          : Rawson Marshall Thurber
  • Duration         : 1 hr 43 mins
  • Language        : English

Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson’s new film shows us what heaven looks like and takes his hot streak. Johnson is at the point in his career where he can confidently feature in derivative films with the knowledge that they’ll coast along merely on his charisma. ‘Skyscraper’ certainly doesn’t try to be new or innovative in any way. It’s the same setup we’ve seen before in ‘Towering Inferno’ and ‘Die Hard’ where people are trapped in buildings and need to be rescued against all odds.

Former FBI hostage rescue team leader and U.S. war veteran Will Sawyer (Dwayne Johnson), now assesses security for skyscrapers. On assignment in China, he’s trapped along with his family in the tallest building in the world as it is suddenly set ablaze. It’s now up to him to survive and rescue them. All Sawyer cares about is saving his wife and kids, while taking on the bad guys. Even the villains are your standard East-European mercenaries whose primary motive is money.

The movie falls smack down the middle of ‘you get what you paid for’ territory. Johnson and Neve Campbell, as Sawyer’s wife Sarah, have ample experience to keep their performances rooted enough without being campy. That said, this one might be worth your money and time only if your expectations aren’t sky-high and you enjoy predicting what happens next in movies. Watch the movie for it super action thrill ride in the theatres near you. Go for it.