(3 / 5)

A modernized, sub-par version of Die Hard.

(Die Hard is a classic!)

Hong Kong entrepreneur Zhao Long Ji (Chin Han) has just constructed the tallest skyscraper in the world. He has flown in Will (Dwayne Johnson) as well as his wife (Neve Campbell) and kids, in order to perform final checks on the security system. But something is amiss with this business transaction…

You can’t expect much from a blockbuster film of this proportion and it actually isn’t too bad. Having said that, it is far fetched and quite cheesy in parts. From a plausibility standpoint some of the scenes are pretty ridiculous. They really needed to have Dwayne Johnson in the part with his determination and upper body strength, to make it vaguely believable.

It manages to keep a fairly good pace, except I found that the scenes featuring Will’s children tended to lose my interest. It’s not that the acting of the children was bad, it’s just not enough to really pull on your heartstrings.

Skyscraper premieres in Sweden on 12 July.


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