Skyscraper or Shite-scraper?
They don’t make them like they used to….until now!
Dwayne Johnson is back with another absolute blockbuster. Arguably the hardest working man in movies at the moment, Johnson is firing out movie after movie that are just hitting all the right notes. Jumanji was surprisingly decent, Rampage was a romp, and here he is with a film which is straight out of the 80’s and 90’s golden age of cheesy action flicks.
Skyscraper is a simple storyline…someone has built a massive skyscraper, Dwayne Johnson is an ex military man with one leg following an incident (something which isn’t dwelled on) and his family are living inside the residential section of the super structure whilst he assesses it. It passes the asssessment, then terrorists take over and set the state-of-the-art building on fire, disabling all the fire safety measures, and framing Johnson in the meantime.
But with Johnson’s family, including wife Neve Campbell (who hasn’t aged a day since I first saw her in Scream), are trapped inside the building and Johnson has to get inside to save them
Cue death-defying leaps of faith, tense shuffles over small planks over raging fires, an ingenious way to scale a building, some pretty naughty bad guys and plenty of foreshadowing thrown into the mix.
I’m saying this now…Skyscraper is great.
I saw it in IMAX 3D and it really brought it to life…especially the moments where they showed the height perspectives etc.
Stunning special effects, fairly average story, but executes really well.
It’s dumb, it’s fun and it’s 2hrs of great cinema. This is what the big screen was made for.
Current movie list…trending at 98 movies for the year…complete with links to all the reviews where I did them either on YouTube or as a Blog Post here on my blog :
|07/01/2018||2||My Little Pony|
|27/01/2018||6||Maze Runner : Death Cure|
|31/01/2018||7||The Shape Of Water|
|23/02/2018||13||The Greatest Showman : Singalong|
|02/03/2018||15||The Greatest Showman|
|16/03/2018||18||Walk Like A Panther|
|26/03/2018||22||Isle Of Dogs|
|29/03/2018||24||Ready Player One|
|03/04/2018||25||A Quiet Place|
|11/04/2018||26||Duck Duck Goose|
|12/04/2018||30||Pacific Rim: Uprising|
|14/04/2018||31||Truth Or Dare|
|01/05/2018||34||The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society|
|04/05/2018||35||The Strangers: Prey At Night|
|09/05/2018||37||I Feel Pretty|
|13/05/2018||39||Life Of The Party|
|29/05/2018||44||Solo: A Star Wars Story|
|06/06/2018||45||Jurassic World 2|
|05/07/2018||50||The First Purge|
|15/07/2018||53||Secret Of Marrowbone|