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Leap Of Faith!

Posted: July 31, 2018 in Uncategorized

Captain’s log                                 Stardate: 99071.8

What’s the tallest building in the world up to date? If you gonna ask people who know so much about skyscrapers, they will tell you, its the Burj Khalifa. Located at Downtown Dubai, its the tallest structure ever constructed.

But soon it will be suppressed by another structure which is still ongoing. Known as the Jeddah Tower, located in Jeddah. It was designed by the same American architect who designed the Burj Khalifa, and the construction was estimated to be completed in 2020. I wonder, how far can anyone go in building soooo tall? How high can we go?? And why??? 

That’s where this movie came about. Known as Skyscraper, starring Dwayne Johnson a.k.a The Rock, the story follows him as being a former FBI agent and U.S war veteran who must rescue his family from a newly built skyscraper and the tallest in the world after its been control by criminals and set on fire.

Known as “The Pearl” and located in Hong Kong, its the tallest up to date. However, the construction its not 100% near completion, but the process so far has not been without any complications and most of the floors as already constructed and occupied. So you see, in this movie the tallest structure in the world wasn’t the one at Downtown Dubai.

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Halfway through the construction process, some international terrorist group that has links to many major crime syndicates invades and seize control of the skyscraper. Their aim was to extort millions of dollars in shakedown payments for preventing a massive strike of construction workers, potentially halting its progress.

Unfortunately, the war-veteran’s family happened to be staying at The Pearl. They soon find themselves trapped, with nowhere to escape while witnessing half of the Skyscraper went into flames.

Its a truly intensifying movie filled with tons of gripped sequence of heart-pounding suspense, that really keeps you frozen as you watched the former WWE Wrestler risking his life in an attempt to rescue his family. I really gripped to my chair as I watched his courageous attempt. He did an amazing, capable but painstakingly job in jumping, leaping, holding and planning everything all at once! One wrong move, and he will face death by the tremendous height of the skyscraper.

Dwayne Johnson is basically superhuman here, even after losing his leg from a lifesaving rescue attempt that went terribly wrong years ago. He will risked life and limb, and his prosthetic leg really comes in handy! 

Go watch to find out what the Rock is cooking! Where things are on fire and full of ruthless thugs! All happened at a seriously incredible height of such a building. I give this movie a triple thumbs up as I find it seriously awesome in my opinion. It doesn’t matter how bad the situation is. Cause the Rock says so as he will do whatever it takes to stop the madness and protect the people he love.

You really need to hold for breath cause it’s a long way down. Not recommended for those who fear of heights though.

 

Just kidding…. =P