‘Skyscraper’ is a ‘Die Hard’ movie, except not as good

‘Skyscraper’ is a ‘Die Hard’ movie, except not as good

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“Skyscraper” review

The film’s plot description is, “Will Sawyer (Dwane Johnson) is a former FBI agent and U.S. war veteran who now assesses security for skyscrapers. While he’s on assignment in China, the world’s tallest and safest building catches on fire — and he gets framed for it. Now a wanted man and on the run, he must find those responsible, clear his name and somehow rescue his family members when they become trapped inside the inferno.” But, it’s essentially a “Die Hard” movie that isn’t as good.

skyscraper review

What we did like was: the architectural design of the titular skyscraper, the unfunny humor that made us laugh at the attempt anyway, the suspenseful scenes at high altitudes that triggered our fear of heights and the fact that it is not trying to be a franchise.

What we didn’t like was: pretty much everything else.

If you do go see this ridiculous film, do it in the theater. It’s the only way this movie will entertain you. Or you could watch literally any other action movie instead, because “Skyscraper” is basically smashing them all together.

88Nine Radio Milwaukee
The blockbuster is not exactly original, but at least it's not a sequel

88Nine’s Justin Barney and Milwaukee Film’s Kpolly are buds, they like cinema—they’re Cinebuds. This week on the podcast, we’re talking about “Skyscraper.” No disrespect to The Rock, but we didn’t like this movie. It’s not that we don’t like blockbusters, we just like good ones. But, hey, at least it wasn’t a sequel.

Read more and listen to the full episode below to hear us talk about what we liked and didn’t like about “Skyscraper.”

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