This image released by Universal Pictures shows Dwayne Johnson in a scene from "Skyscraper." (Universal Pictures via AP)
Film Title: Skyscraper
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I like to imagine what King Kong, as a popcorn-chomping moviegoer, might make of "Skyscraper," the latest summer actioner staring Dwayne Johnson.In Rawson Marshall Thurber's thriller, there is Johnson steadily – and without too much trouble, really – swinging up a 100-story crane, to then leap across a mammoth chasm and land in an open window on the burning 220-storey tower where his wife and twin kids are trapped.Then again, few go to a movie starring the Rock and a tall building (they do have great chemistry) for sensible and realistic rescue methods.The Hong Kong-set "Skyscraper" is a kind of West-meets-East "Die Hard," but without the gritty flair of John McTiernan's film, nor anything like the villainous heights of Alan Rickman's Hans Gruber. That the timing felt right to Thurber and Johnson – who previously teamed for "Central Intelligence" – for a film about a skyscraper under terrorist assault is itself noteworthy."Skyscraper" is currently screening in Beirut-area theaters.
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