Phil’s Quick Capsule Review:
Skyscraper is probably the first time I’ve felt let down by a film starring Dwayne Johnson. Don’t get me wrong – he’s fine in it and the film could be far worse – but much like this years The Meg, the lean towards Chinese audiences (Box office… MONEY!!!!) seems rather forced. And whilst The Meg (just) got away with it, here it feels all very cynical and by the numbers. It’s also silly on a level that I haven’t seen in some time but is so unaware of itself it just comes off as a bit stupid. With it’s tongue planted in cheek they MAY have pulled it off but in a film when even Dwayne Johnson seems bored you know it’s going to be a struggle.
Best Bit: Getting into the tower
Buy, Stream, Avoid: Stream
If You Liked this Try: The Towering Inferno, Rampage, The Fate Of The Furious, Die Hard