Will Sawyer, played by Dwayne Johnson is a father who has to save his family from a burning building. Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson gives of of his most thrilling performances in the ‘Skyscraper.’
Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson might be up against tough box office this summer with all the summer squeals that have been and will be released.
Dwayne jumps into the already over crowded 2018 summer movie season with one of the very few non-sequel movies released by a studio this year.
Universal’s “Skyscraper” which is opening this Friday is an “original” movie. Which means we haven’t Dwayne Johnson or is character before But you’ve certainly seen the movie before settings before.
‘Skyscraper’ has took its inspiration from movies like “Die Hard,” “The Towering Inferno,” and “The Fugitive,” this Johnson blockbuster, directed by Rawson Marshall Thurber (“Central Intelligence”), has our hero playing a man who will stop at nothing to save his family from a burning building.
Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson action packed movie is about a former FBI agent Will Sawyer (Dwayne Johnson) who now assesses security for different skyscrapers. His latest job is now looking over the tallest building the world. The Pearl, in Hong Kong. The buildings lower floor is commercial spaces have been open for some time, Will and his family are the first people ever to live in the residence part of the towering skyscraper. The residence is located in the upper levels of this 240 floor structure.
“Skyscraper” Takes place 10 years after Wills leg was blown off for following a raid into a house in which the suspect detonated a bomb with Will and his team in the house. Will has become a amputee and since became a dedicated family man with his wife ( Who is a nurse and also happen to be his nurse the night after the explosion.) and two children.
Right at the beginning of the movie you will find the Will is going to be a bit more of mellow character then we are used to seeing Dwayne Johnson playing. He has this sleek cool gray in his beard and has a professional look with a dress shirt and slacks.
The SkyScraper the Pearl is owned and designed by a billionaire Zhao Long Ji and he has got a few enemies. Mostly a terrorist group who is looking at taking control of The pearl. But only one man can stop it, You guessed Will (Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson.
But the director who also has lone screenwriting credit also makes the story about Wills drive to save his family first. It just also happens he might have to kill a few bad guys along the way. Wills race to save his family after the terrorist set The Pearl on fire makes for a thrilling movie to catch this summer.
You wont be disappointed in seeing The Rock do some crazy stunts, Yah the movie may have some unrealistic clichés and head scratching plot points such as; In this movie, he is hanging off a building with just duct tape to keep him from falling, he is also jumping off a crane into the building (you might have seen him do that in the movie’s poster), and he shows off his amazing dad strength when he holds detached wires in place so that his family can get across a wobbly bridge. His prosthetic leg might also help him out a few times, too.
But you wont be disappointed in this thrill seeking movie.
Dwayne Johnson is one of the few actors these days that can get mass people to come to movie just because he is on the poster. He is amazing actor and this movie is 100% him. We will see if he rises or falls at the box office this summer because there is no seasoned franchises to hold him ( “fast and Furious”, “Jumanji” Etc.)
Dwayne Johnson is as thrilling as they come, this might not be his most entertaining work but the cliffhanger and thrillingness matched with ability to keep you glued to the screen are all perfectly done.
So if you’re looking for something that will keep you on the edge of your seat and get you a little choked up by the end, “Skyscraper” is the summer movie for you. Who can’t resist seeing Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson on the big screen to! Let me know what you think of the movie below.