Will Sawyer (Dwayne Johnson) a retired FBI rescue team leader, and U.S. war veteran. After the dire situation in Minnesota during a hostage situation, Sawyer starts over with Sarah, they have two kids. Sawyer invests his knowledge in security which grows and eventually gets a contract in Hong Kong, where he currently lives and helped with the construction of the tallest building in the world.
His best friend Ben (Pablo Schreiber) sets up a meeting with Zhao Long Ji (Chin Han), the vision behind the Pearl. The skyscraper is a sheer example of his architectural knowledge. The meeting was about the security of the Pearl.
Swayer finished his finishes his meeting, Ben turns and texts someone unknown.
Something is about to go definitely wrong. It's the feeling in the film. Almost like a Diehard film. You know something is going to go down, just not how. which is not the case for Skyscraper. In a way, you still get that feeling, but the predictability is there. I mean you could just call it right before it happens. The feel now turns into something very different. I believe if this film didn't have the actors it did, this would be a complete B-movie. Without Dwayne Johnson's fan base, and Neve Campbell this film would have done very badly. Unfortunately, that's Hollywood, it's all about the numbers.
Anyway, I thought the film was very good, it's a fun movie that had a Diehard feel to it. The way it went down was very predictable, but who cares, it was fun. Remember that feeling back in the day, where all you cared about was just that; feeling. The plot, effects didn't mean much.
When Sawyer jumped from the crane to the skyscraper it was not only unbelievable but cool. The Fast and the Furious moment. Unbelievable situations, extreme stunts all cool stuff. Normally I would rate films like this very low, but in this case that would be wrong. It still was a fun movie, granted the action scenes were off, but the story, characters made the environment, situations a whole lot better. The fast and the Furious films weren't fun for me. The super fast car going through a window in a sky-rise isn't fun, in fact, it's kinda stupid, boring, all that kinda stuff.
All in all this film to me was pretty good. It had a great beginning, middle, and a super end. It was enjoyable, made me laugh a bit, the action was awesome. What can I say, yes it had issues, but they're not major. It's an action film that has so many predictable situations, which was the main problem, but not so much for me. I still enjoyed the film.