Going into skyscraper, I got some vibes of Die Hard but without villains, and has a unintentional kidnapping plot along with the challenge our protagonist faces, who one is Dwayne Johnson. As unbased of a previous property is Skyscraper, its an action movie you've seen before, but now it has The Rock - wait, i mean Dwayne Johnson, just in case you dont know what is The Rock, and its not the 1996 Michael Bay movie. Dwayne Johnson is this decades biggest action star, and probably the best, despite, yes, the cliched thin characters, the predictable known plot, somehow I am still and am always interested in whoever and whatever Dwayne Johnson is. He has such a likable and attentive on screen presence, both probably due to the guy being so jacked, and his charisma overflowing the scenes he's in. it does become very unbelievable at point in what he's able to do, yes this movie isn't very believable to begin with, but still, he does one thinh with a bridge that I would question if Captain America himself did it, Dwayne Johnson is stronger than Steve Rogers in this movie. He, and the action are the best things about Skyscraper, despite the sloppy and questionable story it encopses, most, if not all the action pieces are great, including one early fight scene which was absolutely badass, and the final action scene in this room with monitors reflecting one another, making it look like the whole place is filled with reflective mirrors, i questioned why the man behind this fictional skyscraper would make this, including its purpose other than looking cool, I questioned a lot of his decisions, but it made for a great scene. You know what this movie is before you watch it and after you finish it, its just a mindless action movie set hundredths of feet in the air, with The Rock trying to save his fictional family. Speaking of which its good to see Neve Campbell in a movie. Now, is this a entertaining movie with better than average action? Yes, yes it is. Is it a good movie? Not necessarily. As stated before, alot of things are questioned.
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