Rawson Marshall Thurber directs Dwayne Johnson, Neve Campbell and Chin Han in this action movie about a disabled security expert having to break into an on fire and terrorist held skyscraper to save his family.
Hands up who wanted The Rock to become the next Arnie? I know that, ever since The Rundown, I did. It just hasn’t happened though… his best flicks are watchable but never threaten to become favourites… his own charisma and magnificent bulk carrying essentially average experiences. Skyscraper is one of his better ho-hummers. It does exactly what it says on the tin. But it is set in a universe that has a smoothness and an uncanniness that makes it all seem a little soft play, even when it looks like a vision of the apocalypse. Sets that only exist to house set pieces for our hero to overcome. Momentarily thrilling, one use ridiculous scale… if Skyscraper came on TV you’d definitely stop channel surfing and settle on it but it is never going to be anyone’s go to movie and that seems to be the ceiling Dwayne Johnson keeps hitting his head on.