In an era where action heroes aren’t really much of a thing anymore, Dwayne Johnson has managed to build his career around feel-good action flicks, pretty much becoming the closest thing to a modern action star. But in an era where superhero films and existing properties are the big contenders, does a film like Skyscraper stand a chance?
That remains to be seen, but the first step to making a financially-successful film is to make the movie good, but is it? Skyscraper hits theaters this weekend, and reviews are now pouring in online. Sadly, none of our critics were able to make the screenings available, but luckily, through the power of Rotten Tomatoes, we have an idea of the number of positive reviews, and as of this writing, it’s sitting at 55% on the aggregate site.
But what are these guys saying? Here are a few snippets.
John DeFore – THR
Skyscraper is one of the most idiotic action movies to come down the pike in some time. It’s also a lot of fun if you’re willing to go with it…
Peter Debruge – Variety
This is escapism, pure and simple, and though the structure is rickety, by enlisting Johnson, Thurber ensures that his Skyscraper is built on solid Rock.
Scott Mendelson – Forbes
If you loved The Towering Inferno and Die Hard, then you will… tolerate Skyscraper.
Eric Kohn – IndieWire
Skyscraper plays out like a metaphor for diminishing returns – Johnson keeps climbing, higher and higher, until there’s nowhere left to go but down.”
Personally, this is pretty much exactly what I was expecting and exactly what I was hoping for. I don’t head into a Dwayne Johnson picture for pure, unadulterated quality. I go into the movies to have a fun time and escape my worldly problems (hell, I even liked Baywatch for that very reason, and that was a garbage movie), and it looks like Skyscraper will deliver exactly that for me.
What do you think of these reviews? Is this what you were hoping for from the film? Sound off down below!
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