Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson gives one of his most thrilling performances in “Skyscraper.”
He plays a father who has to save his family from a burning building.
Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson might be up against his toughest adversary yet: summer sequels.
Johnson jumps into the already crowded 2018 summer movie season with one of the few non-sequel movies released by a studio this year.
Universal’s “Skyscraper” (opening Friday) is an “original” movie in the sense that it doesn’t feature one of Johnson’s hulking characters we’ve already seen him play. But you’ve certainly seen the movie before.
Taking its inspiration from movies like “Die Hard,” “The Towering Inferno,” and “The Fugitive,” this Johnson blockbuster, directed by Rawson Marshall Thurber (“Central Intelligence”), has our hero playing a man who will stop at nothing to save his family from a burning building.
Johnson is former FBI agent Will Sawyer who now assesses security for skyscrapers. His latest job is looking over the tallest building in the world, The Pearl, in Hong Kong. Though the building’s lower floor commercial spaces have been open for some time, Will and his family are the first people ever to live in the residence part of the towering skyscraper while Will does his assessment. …read more
Source:: Businessinsider – Life