MOVIE REPORT CARD: SKYSCRAPER
Director: Rawson Marshall Thurber
Starring: Dwayne Johnson, Neve Campbell, Chin Han, Byron Mann, McKenna Roberts, Roland Moller
If you go into Skyscraper expecting a bland, run-of-the-mill action film, then you won't be disappointed. The biggest sin of Skyscraper, is just that. There is nothing within the film, that elevates it to something you might find on TV scrolling through channels late at night. There's no hook to make anything standout. You would think the titular skyscraper itself would be that hook, but alas, this not the case. Dwayne Johnson and Neve Campbell, give sustainable performances. However, their characters are unfortunately too one-note to really put any investment in. In fact everyone is so one-note, you can smell the plot unfold in the first scene. Yes, Johnson is an amputee, but just that fact alone isn't enough for us to truly care about the character. That being said, there are some decent action set-pieces in here, which are enough to wet the appetite of action fans. Unfortunately, there's not much else. Skyscraper is a barely serviceable action film, to cool off from the summer heat.
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