The Rock saves the day – again
Dwayne Johnson is the one man on Earth who can single-handedly save the world — if the past year of Ålm releases can be believed.
In his latest action blockbuster Skyscraper, The Rock turns his attention to saving women and children from the tallest building in the world while it is on Åre.
Throw in a subplot involving a criminal mastermind and a blackmailing scheme and you’ve got your hands full of action and suspense.
Former war veteran and FBI hostage rescue leader Will Ford is now a skyscraper security assessor who has been recruited to assess The Pearl, a new building development which is the tallest building in the world and due to open to the public in weeks.
But when his access login to the buildings security is used to set the apartment AEoors of the building on Åre and dismantle all Åre-safety measures, Will Ånds himself on the run from authorities and desperate to prove his innocence until he learns of a more pressing matter — his family, who have been living in The Pearl while he completed his job, are stuck on the AEoors above the Åre with no safe escape route to the ground.
At risk of losing everything he loves, Will must get into the building to save his family and prove the impossible can become possible with the strength of love.
It’s a solid but simple premise for a Ålm that moves along easily and gives a sharp and simple explanation for most of the events.
The visual effects are a stunning display of modern Ålm technology and are a star on their own, with plenty of moments that will make audiences feel as though they have vertigo from the dangling heights and clever camera-work.
Johnson is a great leading man for this and shows a devotion to the family narrative that is reAEective of his true family values, which gives an extra punch to the emotions.
While it certainly isn’t the best action movie to hit the screens in recent months,
Skyscraper has some great moments and will satisfy all crowds.
But if you suffer from a fear of heights, be warned that you might be feeling a little more than dizzy during some key scenes.