Skyscraper – Sky Cinema Premiere

Dwayne Johnson is the perfect action star to be on hand when the world’s tallest building is set on fire

Dwayne Johnson is the perfect action star to be on hand when the world’s tallest building is set on fire.

In this Die Hard meets The Towering Inferno, he’s a former FBI and US military veteran who has to nab the bad guys, rescue his family and clear his name after he’s framed for the crime.

That’s a tall order for any hero, but Johnson has a harder task than most – he lost half his left leg in an explosion 10 years earlier, the event that made him quit the Bureau and set up shop as a security expert. Not that this stops him leaping into the blazing skyscraper from a giant crane when push comes to shove.

The hi-tech building is the creation of a Hong Kong tycoon (Chin Han) who has made some deadly enemies, and Johnson and his family have only just moved in when the bad guys commit arson, trapping his wife (Neve Campbell) and twins (McKenna Roberts and Noah Cottrell) inside.

All this is nonsense on stilts, of course, but Johnson’s towering charm will keep you hanging in there.

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