Skyscraper is a movie starring Dwayne Johnson and a skyscraper. Slightly kidding.
Johnson stars a Wil Sawyer who is a former FBI agent that made a critical mistake during a hostage situation. The movie opens with the scene that changed Johnson’s character’s life forever. The scene is Sawyer and his team responding to a hostage situation and failing to save the life of the family being held hostage.
The result of the opening scene is the suspected blowing up the home he’s in and Sawyer losing his leg. We then met Sawyer’s future wife Sarah who is about to operate on him and save his life.
We flash forward 10 years later and we are introduced to the skyscraper, The Pearl. The skyscraper is the largest building in the world and what would be considered the most secure building in the world.
We are reintroduced to Sarah and Wil Sawyer, now as a married couple with two children. Sawyer is a security engineer who has been hired to access the security levels of the Pearl. Sawyer was recommended by one of his old FBI buddies.
The Pearl is then attacked by a group of men who set the building on fire with Sarah and her children inside the building. The rest of the film is dedicated to Sawyer finding a way into the building to save his family.
If you have seen any of Johnson’s action films, you know exactly how the movie goes. Johnson gets into the building, finds his family only to be separated from his family and almost die 9 times.
The film ends in typical Johnson action movie style: Johnson defeats the bads guys and is reunited with his family.
Overall, I enjoyed the film. I would give it a 3.5 out of 5 stars. If you have a MoviePass subscription, I would definitely suggest watching this movie. However, if you are paying out of pocket, Skyscraper is not in the top 5 movies to watch.