13) Skyscraper (@skyscrapermovie
) - 3 out of 5 Freddie B's
Starring: Dwayne Johnson (@therock
), Neve Campbell (@nevecampbell
), Roland Møller (@roland_moller
), Pablo Schreiber (@officialpabloschreiber
), Chin Han (@TheChinHan
), Byron Mann (@ByronMann1
Pretty much a typical, basic summer action movie. The Rock is officially this generation's Arnold Schwarzenegger.
Movie starts with nice action and never releases you from its clutches. Very engaging movie with its action sequences. Movie is loads fun.
Plot is paper thin though as it's a typical summer movie. Quite a clichéd summer movie as in, it is loaded with fire, explosions and fights. It tries to throw you off with well intentioned yet these elementary twists can been seen coming a mile away while being devoid of any nuance.
Rock does his usual thing. He is a human superhero taking blow after blow while defying the laws of physics and human ability. Lol. Yet Dwayne Johnson is still engaging and likable in this movie while giving the ladies JUST enough to salivate over.
The special effects were satisfactory overall although toward the end of the movie they start to fall apart and things get too CG heavy and it can be seen. The end of the movie just starts looking plain old fake and artificial. That already cuts into the scant realism of the movie as is.
The ending wasn't bad per se, just an uninspiring affair. It's almost like the director and writer got tired and just pulled something out of the hat from earlier in the movie to tie it all up in a bow so we can get outta here.