Another day, another chance for the Rock to kick ass, take names, and save his family from a group of international terrorists/thieves who set a high-rise on fire in order to get what their loot want from a Chinese businessman. Yes, that’s right — we’ve got another trailer for Skyscraper, Dwayne Johnson’s attempt at ensuring that summer is always synonymous with “Rocky Maivia” in the minds of the people. To say that we’re pumped to see this movie, which looks both dumb as hell and utterly enthralling, is an extreme understatement.
Take a look, and enjoy the vertigo that you’re about to get:
So yeah, that’s one of the longest movie trailers released in recent memory, clocking in at right about three minutes, and it already feels like we’ve seen the guts of this movie without the filler. We’re hoping that there’s some good shit waiting in the wings, because it’d be kind of sad if this was all there was to it. Still, this blend of Die Hard and The Towering Inferno (the latter’s influence finally free from the curse of O.J. Simpson) is intriguing, and we love the crane-jumping stunt that they’ve been teasing all of this time. We’re also kind of pumped to see how Neve Campbell survives that elevator crash, because we don’t really know how that’s possible.
Anyways, Skyscraper! It’s dumb fun for the whole family, and we’ll take seven tickets, please.
Here’s a synopsis, straight from Universal:
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.