Dwayne Johnson honors amputee community with ‘Skyscraper’

15 July, 2018, 20:48 | Author: Dominic Spencer
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Johnson jumps into the already crowded 2018 summer movie season with one of the few non-sequel movies released by a studio this year.

We have five Skyscraper movie hampers to give away, courtesy of UIP Singapore.

Still, it's nice to see Hong Kong's scenery momentarily featured in another Hollywood tent-pole movie (it was in fact primarily shot in Vancouver), and the endeavour to sample some Cantonese - albeit sometimes in heavily accented swear words, unintentionally making for some of the film's funniest moments - is much appreciated.

Johnson is former Federal Bureau of Investigation agent Will Sawyer who now assesses security for skyscrapers. This has been billed as the tallest, safest building in the world, but is suddenly under attack and his family is trapped inside of the fiery building.

"Skyscraper" opens July 13 in the U.S. It's rated PG-13. The residence is located in the upper levels of this 240-floor structure. But, while that might cynically be used as a detriment by some, Thurber isn't trying to pull the rug over anyone's eyes, as he is more than happy to admit just how influential past action movies were on the development and production of "Skyscraper". He's sporting some gray in his beard and has a professional look with a dress shirt and slacks (that's right, no khakis or showing off his massive physique).

Sawyer now assesses security for skyscrapers and has taken a job in China. Family includes wife, Sarah (Neve Campbell), and two children (Noah Cottrell, McKenna Roberts). Of course, nicknames are more fun, which is why a lot of us still like to colloquially refer to Dwayne Johnson as his old nickname. And you guessed it, Will is the only one who can stop them.

He also beats the tar out of several dozen bad guys, who have set the fire in order to extort something from the building's owner (Chin Han) ensconced in a penthouse panic room that totally impregnable.

Is the movie completely unrealistic and full of cliches and head-scratching plot points?

Buzz for the "Skyscraper" star's presidential possibilities began to swirl in May 2017 when he told GQ that running for POTUS was "a real possibility", as he laid the proverbial smackdown on President Donald Trump in Public Policy Polling.


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