FBI Hostage Rescue Team leader and U.S. war veteran Will Sawyer now assesses security for skyscrapers. On assignment in Hong Kong 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 are trapped inside the building - above the fire line.Written by
The specifications listed in the news coverage scenes of the movie show "The Pearl" is 3,500 feet high and has 255 levels. A scene about 20 minutes into the movie takes place in a sub-basement Level 15. See more »
If the CO2 was able to work, the system would have killed all persons within building due to the lack of oxygen. Asphyxiation would have occurred. See more »
[first lines] Attention all units, attention all units, probable of domestic situation with hostage situation. 10-24, officer down. Perp is a caucasian male, no known priors. Considered extremely dangerous. Proceed with caution.:
[over the radio]
Attention all units, attention all units, probable of domestic situation with hostage situation. 10-24, officer down. Perp is a caucasian male, no known priors. Considered extremely dangerous. Proceed with caution.
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When the title is shown on screen in the opening credits, it's shown vertically alongside the Pearl building. This also happens in the end credits. See more »
I was hoping 'Skyscraper' would be in the vein of 'Die Hard', a bad-ass, original and epic action movie where anything felt on the cards as a possibility. Instead it was pretty much the opposite of all of those things. 'The Rock' was given almost no opportunity to show off his undeniable charm. The script just hampered him in every way and left him as nothing more than a muscly guy who could do impressive stunts. But trust me, 'The Rock' is the least of the problems this film has.
The biggest gripe I have is just how dull it is. The film actually starts off with a pretty menacing villain and some violent and brutal killings. At this stage I had hope for the film, but all of that ended pretty abruptly and from that point onwards every bad guy in the film was unbelievably incompetent. The whole story arc plays out in about as cliche of a fashion as you could ever imagine. It's all very underwhelming and disappointing.
As for positives they are hard to come by. Some of the visuals are impressive and 'The Rock' does his best to keep things watchable despite being given absolutely no help. Otherwise though I would say this is a complete misfire and not worth anyone's time or money.
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