Seeing The Rock using his own fake leg to zip line into a burning building 1,000 feet in the air has been a dream of mine that I didn’t even know I had. Not seeing it in ‘Skyscraper’ is just one of the ways this movie disappointed me.
First, I knew exactly what I was getting into when I paid money to see ‘Skyscraper’. It’s about a dumb group of villains that want a dumb piece of equipment from a dumb billionaire so they hatch a dumb plan to get it from his dumb hands but lighting the dumbest building on fire. My biggest problem with the movie though is that it didn’t elevate the dumbness of it enough. I love Dwayne Johnson just as much as the next person, and I love his horrible action movies. I love them because you can tell that they aren’t taking the horrible plot and script seriously, but they want to make sure that it’s fun. ‘Skyscraper’ almost does that, but it starts taking itself too seriously at some points. There is a specific scene with duct tape that was so outrageously stupid that I was laughing out loud.
I don’t want to discourage people from seeing this movie though, because it really is inoffensive and does have a decent amount of fun in it. It’s also not too long which is a plus.