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Skyscraper - Brings Thrills To Super Elevated Heights


We usually feel afraid of heights because of the feeling of falling. If just a few meters is scary, what if you are in the tallest building in the world with 220 floors high, now that is a Skyscraper. Starring Dwayne Johnson, this may be another lead role for him this year, but this one is probably my favorite. 

Skyscraper brings the thrill of heights into a cinematic experience. With modern fascination of building taller buildings, we look for more things that makes its unique. I just love how intricate they had with details, which is very important. With designing a fictional building is already amazing, which would also inspire future real projects. 

The story revolves on Will Ford (Johnson) who works on the facility assessment of the Pearl, the tallest building in the world with over 220 floors. But a covert group planned to target the owner of the building Zhao Min Zhi (Chin Han). The group blows up floors and invokes fire that endangered Ford's family and also pressures Zhao who lives at the penthouse of the building.


And with great height brings great thrills. You might get triggered with the events of falling. But there are also action linked with explosions, guns, and fire. Though the plot of having a family trapped in the building would be something that have been seen somewhere. Though the motivation of the building attack has a different story, it made the movie more of a family movie. But despite this, the movie is still entertaining with its stunts, technology and some comedy inserts.


Skyscraper stars Dwayne Johnson, Neve Campbell, Chin Han, Roland Møller, Noah Taylor, Byron Mann, Pablo Schreiber, and Hannah Quinlivan.  Directed by Rawson Marshall Thurber, showing in cinemas July 11.

Deliberation time kids! 

Show summary: Die Hard 2018

Quotable quote: "In order to be brave, you have to be a little scared"


Technical Effects: 5 out of 5 stars (The concept, production design and rendering are great)

Plot: 2 out of 5 stars (Predictable story told with recent tools and situations)

Acting and Actors: 4 out of 5 stars (I like this version of Dwayne Johnson being an amputee retired soldier) 

Pros:  The Pearl - design, technology, cinematography
Cons: plot, some impractical use of technology, Will Ford's stamina

Music and Soundtracks:  3 out for 5 stars (I was expecting Demi Lovato's Skyscraper was the OST)

Overall: Rating 3.9 out of 5 stars (Action remains Dwayne Johnson's strongest suit, but I hope this would be his last for this year just not to over saturate himself appearing to frequently)




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