SKY­SCRAPER (12)

Hayes & Harlington Gazette - - Film Review -

but this is def­i­nitely not an­other in­stal­ment of the duo’s Three Flavours Cor­netto tril­ogy com­pris­ing Shaun Of The Dead, Hot Fuzz and The World’s End. They share one brief and su­per­flu­ous scene, which is no­table for an un­com­fort­able ab­sence of laughs.

More trou­bling, for­mer Kula Shaker front­man Mills engi­neers a fight with one crit­ter which – sup­pos­edly – ne­ces­si­tates ac­tress Hermione Cor­field los­ing her school­girl’s blouse so the cam­era and co-stars can ogle her ex­posed body.

If a male char­ac­ter of­fered his shirt in re­sponse and went to­p­less to de­fend her hon­our, per­haps the scene might not feel so grubby and leer­ing.

A fail grade for on-screen gen­der equal­ity and rep­re­sen­ta­tion.

Don Wal­lace (Finn Cole) is crest­fallen when his mother Babs (Jo Hart­ley) se­cures him a last-minute bed at Slaugh­ter­house School, where cadet train­ing and golf are part of the cur­ricu­lum.

“It’s like a very ex­clu­sive hol­i­day camp!” Babs ★★★★★

FOR­MER FBI Hostage Res­cue Team leader Will Sawyer (Dwayne John­son) mar­ries the sur­geon who am­pu­tated his leg af­ter a botched mis­sion, in this high-rise ad­ven­ture. The cou­ple raise two chil­dren (McKenna Roberts, Noah Cot­trell) and tem­po­rar­ily move to Hong Kong, where Will is a se­cu­rity con­sul­tant. Af­ter six months as­sess­ing the safety of The Pearl, the world’s tallest su­per­struc­ture, a band of ter­ror­ists storms the build­ing and sets the 96th floor ablaze. Will is framed for the crime and must evade po­lice to re­gain ac­cess to the flam­ing struc­ture, where Sarah and the kids are trapped above the in­ferno. ■ Down­load/stream from from Novem­ber 5 and on DVD/Blu-ray from Novem­ber 19.

Dwayne John­son

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