"Skyscraper" parachutes off a highrise and hits every cliche on the way down, but the fact it so shamelessly mimics the "Die Hard" formula allows us to compare Bruce Willis' and The Rock's star personas: while Bruce is the blue-collar hero with a wisecrack for every occasion, Dwayne Johnson is the earnest, committed ex-Army dad. Both are great in their own way, and "Skyscraper" entertains with the right expectations.
Funniest Rock movie of the year! There's a scene where he's holding the weight of a bridge that his family is trying to cross or whatever and he's trying to act like he's struggling with the weight; but he's so unfamiliar with the concept of struggling with weight that he can't make a convincing face. My sides hurt.
"Skyscraper" mi-a amintit că blockbusterurile Hollywood-ului sunt pentru plăcere sadică că un bărbat musculos e torturat și suferit în mod drastic. Mușchii răniți ai lui The Rock carismatic și omagiu plin de dragoste pentru "Die Hard" au efect afrosidic, care mă fac libidinos. //「スカイスクレイパー」は、ハリウッドの大作映画は筋骨隆々の男が劇的な形で嬲られ傷つく様を楽しむサディスティックな快楽のための物だと自分に思い出させてくれた。カリスマ性のあるロック様の傷ついた筋肉と「ダイハード」への愛に溢れたオマージュは催淫効果があり、自分をムラムラさせる。
An OK action/disaster flick that ticks every imaginable box and therefore fails to bring anything new to the table. Johnson and Campbell works well as a couple but has little to do but run, shout and jump. It is a shame cause there is potential here that is squandered. And the villain is boring as hell as is his motivation.
"This is stupid" is an actual line of dialog uttered by Dwayne Johnson in "Skyscraper," and it's the most damning statement in the whole film because it's both painfully accurate and self-aware. The intermittently entertaining yet too sporadically investing would-be blockbuster has moments of vertigo-inducing peril, especially if you're petrified of heights like myself, but it's too often labored for its own good.
The dumbest summer popcorn film can be rewarded to this ridiculous but frankly enjoyable (in the 'so bad it's almost good' way) film. No one was asking for a Die Hard 2.0 except for perhaps some producers with dollar signs in their eyes but the filmmakers have failed dramatically in that regard.
The big problem with Skyscraper isn’t the obvious Die Hard rip off. It’s just that it doesn’t have any sense of fun. It’s laborious to get through it, in part because it takes itself too seriously. Sprinkle a little humor, add some catchphrases, amp up the violence and voilá-- a B-movie done right. Instead we get a self involved film that isn’t particularly thrilling nor fun. But you know, duct tape, so there’s that.
"Film sonuna kadar heyecan içinde-aksiyon dolu, Hollywood’un en çok kazandıran ismi Dwayne Johnson ne kadar şirin" gibi cümleler kurmak isterdim ama maalesef inandırıcılıktan oldukça uzak, sonu itibariyle de tam bir hayal kırıklığı olan, kullanılabilecek her tür klişenin kullanıldığı, neden 3D çekildiğini de anlamakta zorlanacağanız bir film. Bu tür aksiyon filmleri sevenler beğenebilir sadece. 4/10