Haiku Review: Skyscraper

Written by Rawson Marshall Thurber
Directed by Rawson Marshall Thurber


SYNOPSIS
An amputee security consultant working in the world’s tallest building must save his family and clear his name when villains set it ablaze.


HAIKU REVIEW

Predictable Script;
Great Lead, But Isn’t Enough;
Can’t Quite Deliver.


RATING:
**Watch in Theater Immediately**
Pickup at Redbox Upon Release
Stream on Netflix/Watch on Cable
Don’t Waste Your Time


ADDITIONAL THOUGHTS:

Disclaimer: This isn’t a very good movie, I gave it that rating because the theater is the only setting that fits this movie. The Rock is a great lead for this type of story, but you never quite get the Die Hard for the new generation that the trailer hints at. There are some good action sequences, particularly a fight scene between The Rock and a former friend of his, but nothing you’re likely to remember too long after leaving the theater. There are some things that sound cool on paper but don’t work well when dissected, such as a hall of mirrors-style room that only really exists to function as a plot device in a climactic scene. But this isn’t the kind of movie I go into with high expectations. I wanted big, loud and mindless with The Rock doing his thing and that’s exactly what I got. I may be generous with my rating since I saw this as part of my best friend’s bachelor party in Helsinki, but overall I had a good time despite the film’s flaws.


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