I definitely enjoyed Skyscrapermuch more than I expected to and part of the reason is that I feel Dwayne Johnson acted well in his role as Will Ford; an assessor of the security of skyscrapers who finds himself framed when suddenly the safest building in the world (The Pearl) is ablaze.
Written / directed by Rawson Marshall Thurber, I liked the story, the pace and the fact that I was engaged throughout. The action sequences were thrilling which meant I had so much fun overall that I maybe almost didn’t notice, the unbelievability of the number of near death scenarios that Ford and his family seemed to conveniently escape.
Another thing that stood out for me as Skyscraper played is how much the young actors playing Ford’s kids looked like they could actually be Johnson’s children. I also noticed how little they looked like Ford’s wife (Neve Campbell). Lastly, I was surprised to find myself less annoyed by the instances of product placement than I usually would be. In fact, I doubt that I can think of Skyscraper in the future without remembering the product in question.
In addition to thoroughly thrilling me, Skyscraper now has me wanting to visit Hong Kong even sooner than previously planned. Before you start worrying though, I promise I’m very much aware that The Pearl isn’t real.
Also starring Pablo Schreiber, Roland Møller and Chin Han; watch it for the thrills and so you can see how far Johnson has come as an Actor.
In new action movie Skyscraper, Dwayne Johnson is Will Ford, former FBI Hostage Rescue Team leader and U.S. war veteran.
On assignment for his new job in China as assessor of the security of skyscrapers, Ford finds himself framed when suddenly the safest building in the world is ablaze.
Also starring Pablo Schreiber and Neve Campbell, Skyscraper is directed by Rawson Marshall Thurber…
I like Johnson. I particularly enjoy watching him get better and better at his relatively new career as an actor. Hopefully this movie will prove a winner. I kind of feel as though I’m forgetting something as I type this but my favourite of his acting roles so far is probably what he does in HBO’s Ballers series.
In new action movie Den Of Thieves, a thief gets trapped between two sets of criminals while he’s planning a bank heist. Directed by Christian Gudegast; Gerard Butler, Pablo Schreiber, O’Shea Jackson Jr. and Sonya Balmores star…
I’m into this one because I’m curious about the dynamic between Butler and Jackson’s characters. I want to see how things pan out for the thief because if there was ever a great example of being ‘stuck between a rock and a hard place’, this might be it. Lastly, this trailer makes me even more impatient for the sequel to The Equalizer (2014).