Skyscraper Movie Reviews
Skyscraper is a 2018 American action film written and directed by Rawson Marshall Thurber (is an American director, producer, screenwriter, and actor. He is best known for directing the films DodgeBall: A True Underdog Story (2004), We’re the Millers (2013), Central Intelligence (2016)) and starring Dwayne Johnson, Neve Campbell, Chin Han, Roland Møller, Noah Taylor, Byron Mann, Pablo Schreiber, and Hannah Quinlivan. The story follows a former FBI agent who must rescue his family from a newly built skyscraper – the tallest in the world – after it is taken over by criminals and set on fire. The first non-comedy of Thurber’s career, it also marks his second collaboration with Johnson, following Central Intelligence (2016).
The filming of the movie began in September 2017 in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. It released in the United States by Universal Pictures on July 13, 2018, in 2D and Real D 3D, and has grossed over $78 million worldwide (till today) against its production budget of around $125 million. This full of action film received mixed reviews from viewers, critics, who praised as Johnson’s performance was too good but criticized the script as clichéd and too similar to The Towering Inferno and Die Hard.
- Dwayne Johnson as Will Sawyer, a former FBI Hostage Rescue Team leader, and amputee, who now assesses security for skyscrapers.
- Neve Campbell as Sarah Sawyer, Will’s wife
- Chin Han as Zhao Long Ji
- Roland Møller as Kores Botha, a terrorist kingpin
- Pablo Schreiber as Ben
- Noah Taylor as Mr. Pierce
- Hannah Quinlivan as Xia
- Matt O’Leary as Skinny Hacker
- Byron Mann as Inspector Wu
- McKenna Roberts as Georgia Sawyer, Will’s daughter
- Noah Cottrell as Henry Sawyer, Will’s son
- Kevin Rankin as Ray
- Adrian Holmes as Ajani Okeke
- Tzi Ma as Fire Chief Sheng
The skyscraper was released in the United States, as well as lot of international territories, all in 3D and standard formats on July 13, 2018, by Universal Pictures. The film also secured a July 20, 2018 release date in China which is also a big market, a rarity as mainstream Hollywood films are seldom released there during the month of July, to make room for domestic films.
Universal released the first official trailer in February 2018 and the second trailer on May 23, 2018. This film premiered in Beijing, on July 1, 2018, and also held a screening in Hong Kong on July 7, 2018.
FBI Hostage Rescue Team leader and U.S. war veteran Will Sawyer now assess 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, named as Will (in the film) must find those responsible, clear his name and somehow rescue his family who is trapped inside the building…above the fire line.