2018 (UK), Action/Thriller, 1h 49m
Starring: Dwayne Johnson, Neve Campbell, Hannah Quinlivan, Pablo Schreiber, Roland Moller & Ng Chin Han
Will Sawyer is a former FBI agent and U.S. war veteran who now assesses security for skyscrapers. While he’s on assignment in China, the world’s tallest and safest building catches on fire — and Will gets framed for it. Now a wanted man and on the run, he must find those responsible, clear his name and somehow rescue his family members when they become trapped inside the inferno.
Here I give you The Rock doing what The Rock does best!
Skyscraper is one of the silliest films I’ve seen this year, but also one of the most fun, and I enjoyed it a great deal (certainly more than Rampage, not as much as Jumanji).
Skyscraper is great, outlandish fun because our star makes it so; he’s a soft soul in an action-hard body.
The action scenes were nail biting and kept you on the edge of your seat, even though you could tell everything you were seeing was CGI, but who cares?! It’s one of the most memorable disaster thrillers, and even seems to have taken inspiration from Die Hard.
One thing though… who could ever make that jump?