Universal Pictures has released the second official trailer for Skyscraper. Directed by Rawson Marshall Thurber of We’re the Millers, Skyscraper stars Dwayne Johnson as a former FBI Agent and war veteran Will Sawyer, who now assesses security for skyscrapers. While he’s clearing the world’s tallest building in China, it’s suddenly set ablaze and he is framed for it. Now on the run, Sawyer must find his way back into the building to not only clear his name, but save his family being held hostage inside.
Let’s start off on a strong note. To start, it’s actually pretty exciting that a straight up and original action movie is headed our way starring the second best action star out there (Who can argue against Tom Cruise?) There’s so many based on or reboot properties out there that no matter how the movie looks to begin with, it’s exciting to get original properties.
Now on to the bad stuff. Although it stars Dwayne Johnson in an original story, unfortunately it all just looks crazy unrealistic, and somewhat fake. With them basically trying to recreate Die Hard in the best way that doesn’t feel like Die Hard, that requires a ton of special effects. The movie is still over a month away, and the VFX may not be done yet, but for this trailer, it just looks bad. And being a straight up action movie, special effects are extremely important, and hopefully they aren’t too distracting when the movie does come out.
Check out the new trailer below and leave your thoughts in the comments! Do you feel the same as I do? How about the special effects? Are you looking forward to the movie? Also starring Neve Campbell, Chin Han and Pablo Schreiber, Thurber’s Skyscraper hits theaters on July 13th.
Global icon Dwayne Johnson leads the cast of Legendary’s Skyscraper as former FBI Hostage Rescue Team leader and U.S. war veteran Will Sawyer, who now assesses security for skyscrapers. On assignment in China he finds the tallest, safest building in the world suddenly ablaze, and he’s been framed for it. A wanted man on the run, Will must find those responsible, clear his name and somehow rescue his family who is trapped inside the building…above the fire line.