Story: FBI Hostage Rescue Team leader and U.S. war veteran Will Sawyer now assesses security for skyscrapers. On assignment in Hong Kong 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 are trapped inside the building…above the fire line. The mark special picture of “High rise,” the most recent Dwayne Johnson summer party, includes the charming blockbuster star dangling from a taking off working by just his left hand. His wedding band glimmers conspicuously in the closer view, enlightened by the savage blast that is seething surrounding him.
The ring draws our consideration as effectively as the sincere force in his eyes, an update that—much the same as the “Quick and Furious” establishment in which Johnson figures so noticeably—this story is about #family. Essentially, however, it’s a careless concoction of “Stalwart” and “The Towering Inferno”: sufficiently extraordinary to give a genuinely necessary redirection, sufficiently lightweight to influence you to forget about it not long after it’s finished. It’s not precisely “great,” as such, but rather it does what it embarks to do as far as bothering us, which makes it … effective?
The signature promotional image of “Skyscraper,” the latest Dwayne Johnson summer extravaganza, features the charismatic blockbuster star hanging from a soaring building by only his left hand. His wedding ring gleams prominently in the foreground, illuminated by the deadly blaze that’s raging all around him.
The ring draws our attention as powerfully as the earnest intensity in his eyes, a reminder that—not unlike the “Fast & Furious” franchise in which Johnson figures so prominently—this story is all about #family. Mainly, though, it’s a mindless mash-up of “Die Hard” and “The Towering Inferno”: just intense enough to provide a much-needed diversion, just lightweight enough to make you forget about it soon after it’s over. It’s not exactly “good,” per se, but it does what it sets out to do in terms of putting us on edge, which makes it … successful?
But writer/director Rawson Marshall Thurber has attempted the problematic combination of making you feel good about bravery and resilience while also making you feel nothing about the countless bodies that get blown to bits in a hail of automatic gunfire. Many, many people die needlessly in this PG-13 spectacle in the name of thrills, maybe? Character development? The international cadre of criminals who take over a Hong Kong high-rise – the tallest structure in the world, three times the size of the Empire State Building – are clearly, singularly bad. Having them burst into people’s offices and obliterate them entirely—while the camera steers away from the bloodshed, per MPAA guidelines—feels gratuitous.DOWNLOAD TORRENT & DIRECT LINK WATCH ONLINE & SINGLE DOWNLOAD LINKS