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Sunday movie: Skyscraper – what you need to know

M-Net brings us The Rock’s Skyscraper this Sunday.

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Our action fix this weekend comes in the form Skyscraper, starring none other than Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson.

Unfortunately, we were also slapped with Stage 4 load shedding on this here lovely Saturday morning. Now according to Eskom, it may or may not impact “the prognosis for Sunday and next week.” Don’t shoot the messenger, please.

If you are able to watch it on M-Net Channel 101 this Sunday at 20:00, then you will be in for a treat. Fingers crossed!

Best quote from Skyscraper:

If you can’t fix it with duct tape… you ain’t using enough duct tape.

Will Sawyer

Skyscraper 2 Plot

Will Sawyer – portrayed by The Rock – is a former FBI agent and U.S. war veteran who now assesses security for skyscrapers. While he’s on assignment in China, the world’s tallest and safest building catches on fire – and Will gets framed for it. Now a wanted man and on the run, he must find those responsible, clear his name and somehow rescue his family members when they become trapped inside the inferno.

WATCH: Skyscraper Official Trailer

Reviews

As expected, the critics of the world didn’t find this film all too enjoyable. But hey, would they be “film critics” if they didn’t hate everything Hollywood produced?

Bob Hoose from Plugged In said Skyscraper is a “CGI-infused hodgepodge of derivative bits culled from more memorable disaster thrillers,” while Jeffrey M Anderson from Common Sense Media added:

This action movie has about four gripping sequences of heart-pounding suspense, but they’re surrounded by too much ridiculous, ineffective stuff; stressful scenes of kids in peril tip the balance.

Hey look, when I’m in the mood for a good ol’ fashioned skop-skiet-en-donner movie, I’m not expecting any Oscar performances or life-altering mind-f*** experience to change my view of the world.

I quite enjoyed it, maybe I’m just biased because I’m a fan of Mr Johnson. If action is what you want, then Skyscraper will deliver. And it stars Neve Campbell. I like her too.

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Promotional image. Photo: Empire

The main cast and characters

  • Dwayne Johnson as Will Sawyer
  • Neve Campbell as Sarah, Will’s wife
  • Chin Han as Zhao Long Ji
  • Rolland Moller as Kores Botha
  • Noah Taylor as Mr Pierce
  • Byron Mann as Inspector Wu
  • Pablo Schreiber as Ben Gillespie
  • Hanna Quinlivan as Xia

Sunday Movie: Stats

  • Genre: Action, Adventure, Thriller
  • Runtime: 1 h 42 min
  • Age Restriction: PG-13
  • IMDB: 5.8
  • On air: Sunday, 17 March, 20:00 on MNet, Channel 101.

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