Universal Pictures has released two new clips for their upcoming action thriller Skyscraper. Directed by Rawson Marshall Thurber and starring Dwayne Johnson, the movie follows a former FBI team leader and U.S. war veteran on assignment in China as he assesses the security for the tallest and safest skyscraper in the world. But suddenly he finds himself on the run as he’s been framed for the building going up in flames, and now must clear his name and find those responsible to resume his family who is trapped inside.
I’ve been, somewhat looking forward to this movie. I’ll be honest, from the moment I saw the first trailer I was a bit taken back because it automatically feels like a modern day remake of Die Hard. Of course, it’s not exactly the same, but it’s the story of one man going up against an army of men for a specific goal. That’s Die Hard. Hell, Johnson even knows that, as he had a replica poster made for his movie that honors the movie that inspired it. You can see that below.
It’s not that I’m not looking forward to the movie, it just doesn’t feel like an action movie from The Rock, if I’m being honest. If a thing here or there was twisted or changed, I may feel different, but it just feels a bit off. And that could very well be the point, but after seeing him for years now, I expect a certain thing from his movies and until I’m proven wrong, I’m going to be a bit hesitant going in. That’s is very much the case with this movie, and I hope it does prove me wrong.
Check out the two new clips below, as well as those honor posters I mentioned above. How do you feel about Skyscraper? Am I right to be a bit cautious or should I be stoked for it? Also starring Neve Campbell, Chin Han, Pablo Schreiber and Roland Moller, Skyscraper opens on July 13th.
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.