Quick Verdict: Die Hard: Rock Hard
Skyscraper is the film you wanted to be Die Hard meets The Towering Inferno for the 21st century. Unfortunately, it falls some way short of those high expectations.
Dwayne Johnson plays Will Saywer, a security expert who is brought in to access the worlds tallest building, The Pearl. But when evil people set light to the building, Will must jump off a crane into the building on like the one hundredth floor to save his family and the rich owner.
I originally had high hopes for this film. They were dashed when the reviews came out, but I was still determined to give it a go. It just lacked any jeopardy for me. You didn’t care enough about the characters to be upset if they plunged from the top floor. It was like they wanted to make a film about the tallest building in the world being on fire, and then built a story around it.l. Which is a shame, especially after the amount of really good Dwayne Johnson films I’ve watched recently.
Positive time though. I enjoyed the obsession with using duct tape throughout and I also liked the Die Hard and The Towering Inferno styles posters that were made. (The Die Hard one is below) Overall not bad and worth watching for senseless plot and action, but probably not one I’d watch again.