Director: Rawson Marshall Thurber
Cast: Dwayne Johnson, Neve Campell, Pablo Schreiber
Plot In a Nutshell: Dwayne Johnson plays a retired FBI agent turned security expert who has to rescue his wife and two kids from the world’s tallest and most advanced building which just so happens to be on fire and been taken over by a bunch of tooled up thieves – so basically its Die Hard meets the Towering Inferno.
What worked: Johnson is always great value and he doesn’t disappoint here, Campell is also excellent as his wife proving she can kick arse with the best of them. The action comes thick and fast and at times is really edge of the seat exciting. Finally it’s extremely well made and the direction from Rawson Marshall Thurber is spot on.
What could have been better: Not enough one liners – this film was crying out for Johnson’s signature badass tongue in cheek vernacular and I was disappointed that it didn’t deliver here, it’s also very cheesy in parts and the baddies are a bit weak.
Summary Review: Daft as a brush and utterly ridiculous but Dwayne Johnson is brilliant, the guy has so much charisma and charm that you just can’t help cheering him on, plus the action scenes and stunts are fantastic.
Great entertainment, a proper Saturday night blockbuster – highly recommended
Pay to see it at the Cinema? – Yes
Buy it on Blu Ray/DVD? – Yes
Author: Will Strong aka Grosse Point Geek