Dwayne Johnson does Die Hard, how could that end up being anything other than one hell of a time at the movies? Quite easily, as it turned out.
High-concept actioners are something that we really don't get enough of these days in the age of mega-budget superhero franchises, and having the world's biggest movie star leading an adrenaline-fueled race against time in a compact, single-location genre flick should have been a license to print money.
Instead, Skyscraper went for some OTT set-pieces that would have made the Fast and Furious gang blush, with the CGI nowhere near polished enough to create even the slightest hint of suspending your disbelief as a man the size of a small vehicle launches himself from the top of a crane and through a window of the titular structure.
A concept like Skyscraper was begging out for a back-to-basics approach, but by the time The Rock finally got to face off against Miscellaneous European Villain #514 during the movie's climax, the bizarre decision to set the showdown almost entirely against a greenscreen reduces what should have been the fist-pumping finale to yet another instance of mediocre CGI f**kery.