After “Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle” and “Rampage,” Dwayne star “The Rock” Johnson continues to play the usual role, in a title that does not have many breakthroughs.
- Category: Action, sensational
- Directed by: Rawson Marshall Thurber
- Lead actor: Dwayne Johnson, Neve Campbell, Chin Han, Roland Møller
- Rating: 6/10
In the Skyscraper, Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson plays former FBI agent Will Sawyer. On a rescue mission, he lost one leg and was forced to retire.
With years of experience and the help of a friend, Will Sawyer now becomes a security consultant for The Pearl, a towering skyscraper towered by Hong Kong. The Sawyer family is also invited to live here, as the first true inhabitants of the Pearl Tower.
However, the disaster struck when The Pearl became the target of a terrorist group. Taking advantage of the structure “inside any foreign,” they isolate the whole tower, turning the inside into a hostage.
Of course, the only hero who can reverse the situation is Will Sawyer. But will you fight the aggressive enemy with broken legs and broken legs?
Beautiful images, impressive techniques
One of the factors that attracted the viewer was the architecture of The Pearl. Despite its exterior appearance, the towering skyscrapers have long been Hong Kong’s specialty, with its exquisite architecture. Along with a series of interiors, luxury amenities, The Pearl makes the audience thirst for its modern and glamorous.
Action scenes emerge early in the film, and the climax is pushed up quite reasonably. In his films, The Rock plays the role of a “heroic” hero. But this time, amateurs sometimes make viewers feel more nervous because he must bring false legs, often enemies exploit that weakness.
One of the most spectacular moments of the film is when Will Sawyer is forced to jump from a very distant distance from the crane outside to crash into the tower. Fairly speaking, the scene lacks practicality, but the spirit that The Rock creates makes the audience forget the logic in a moment.
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At the same time, the number of explosive and fist-sized segments is sufficiently high, making no sense of suffocation for the viewer. The film’s praiseworthy rating is the limited shooting of battle scenes in the dark or the use of close-ups. This helps the battle phase of the Skyscraper very clear, bold dramatic.
Not much different from the previous films of The Rock
Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson is a name that has “smoothed” the audience passion for action movies. Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle or Rampage, the actor is always “occupied by the screen” thanks to his large body and masculine face.
Disabled character choices will help Dwayne Johnson have more opportunities to develop character psychology, but in fact, Will Sawyer is no different from his previous heroic characters.
Despite physical obstacles, the former secretary still single-handedly threatened the enemy. In Rampage, his character alone can stand against three giant beasts, the terrorists in the Skyscraper are only in the form of “shrimp”!
The story of Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson has just become the hero of “Save the World”, fulfilling the role model father appeared in his other film title is San Andreas (2015). The same formula, the same kind of character, the audience expecting something new from the Skyscraper would be disappointed.
Before it debuted, the Skyscraper had been compared to Bruce Willis’ classic Die Hard (1988) action film. Not only is the setting high buildings, both works revolve around a hero who is lonely against terrorists. In essence, Skyscraper still has some distinct points, but that is not enough to get the film out of the “fried script”.
And if Die Hard made moviegoers shudder at the accusation of boss Hans Gruber (Alan Rickman), the skins of the Skyscraper are rather tedious. Roland Møller’s role proved dangerous at the beginning of the film, but eventually became more and more drowsy.
Another point that makes viewers feel uncomfortable is the dialogue. As to emphasize his character as a loving, loving father, Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson possesses the cliché, dogmatic rhetoric.
Not only that, the details of his jokes in the film lack charm. The remaining characters, from the character of the wife to two children, have quite a few voices and almost only play the role of “backdrop”.
Overall, Dwayne’s new film, “The Rock” Johnson, still meets the demand for entertainment. But if you look at the other side, muscular muscles seem to have not escaped the “one color” way, and his acting career is still around the stereotypical roles.