Last night, I got the opportunity to screen the newest Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson film – SKYSCRAPER. I’ve gathered my thoughts, picked my jaw up off the floor and am sharing it all with you! Check out my spoiler free review.
Full Disclosure: I was invited to a media screening and received free admission to the film. Thoughts and views are 100% my own.
SKYSCRAPER Movie Review
I wasn’t sure what to expect from Skyscraper beyond some crazy stunts, brawny men (ahem, The Rock), and some intense moments. I was intrigued by the war veteran amputee story line, since that is definitely not something that Hollywood would normally take on. But honestly, I figured it was just going to be another action film that didn’t live up to my hopes.
Dwayne Johnson plays Will Sawyer, a former FBI Hostage Rescue Team leader and U.S. war veteran who now assesses security for skyscrapers. On assignment in China he finds the tallest, safest building in the world suddenly ablaze, and he’s been framed for it. A wanted man on the run, Will must find those responsible, clear his name and somehow rescue his family who is trapped inside the building…above the fire line. – Press Release
My Spoiler Free Review
The first scene put me on the edge of my seat and that is where I stayed the entire film. Saying it was action packed is an understatement. I’m not even sure if action is the right word to use when describing SKYSCRAPER. It was so intense and suspenseful at times I was covering my eyes and peeking between my fingers. The audience was oohing and ahhing one moment and fist pumping the next. We all were into it.
The Rock did an incredible job portraying an amputee. While some of the scenes were not quite believable, they did them justice. Showing that there is life after a devastating tragedy is inspiring and I loved that.
The only part I didn’t like, but that I can only assume was meant to add to the suspense, was that the why all this was happening didn’t come to light until close to the end.
Is SKYSCRAPER Appropriate for Kids
I took my tween son (10) and he enjoyed it. I don’t think I’d take a younger child mainly because they’d probably be bored.
It’s rated PG-13, because there is no shortage of violence or strong language. There are swear words including the F-word, Sh-word and a few others throughout the film. Beyond the F-word, I don’t think any of this should come as a surprise with the type of movie SKYSCRAPER is.
My Closing Thoughts
I was pleasantly surprised. SKYSCRAPER was better than I thought it was going to be going. I shouldn’t be shocked, The Rock has yet to make a movie I didn’t enjoy.
SKYSCRAPER opens in theaters everywhere this Friday, July 13th, 2018. Go enjoy a date night or grab a few girlfriends and go drool over The Rock!