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Postby Blue Jackets » Sat Feb 03, 2018 10:34 am

Plot kept under wraps. Described as a hostage-action-thriller set in China.

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Postby Tyler » Sat Feb 03, 2018 11:02 am

I don't think I even knew about this. The Rock seems to be the leading man in 2-3 action movies a year.
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Postby wags83 » Sat Feb 03, 2018 7:35 pm

He's for sure gonna make that jump.
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Postby Tyler » Mon Feb 05, 2018 8:07 am

I don't need to watch this trailer either, I'm already going to see it.
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Postby Blue Jackets » Wed Feb 07, 2018 7:32 am

If Dwayne Johnson is able to pull off the massive 40-foot (estimated) jump featured on the Skyscraper poster and in the trailer, it will be the longest self-propelled jump by a cinematic human since Matthew McConaughey's Reign of Fire jump

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Postby Tyler » Wed Feb 07, 2018 9:59 am

That was a fun read.
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Postby Blue Jackets » Thu Jun 28, 2018 6:51 am

I am Rawson Thurber, the writer-director of SKYSCRAPER and I’m here to answer all your questions! AMA!

The question we all wanted to ask:
How much did inspiration did you take from Die Hard to make this?

Die Hard is one of my all time favorite films. It’s on the Mt. Rushmore of action pictures. Skyscraper is a love letter to Die Hard and films like it. I grew up on late 80s and early 90s action. So, Skyscraper owes a debt not only to Die Hard, but the Fugitive Cliffhanger and Towering Inferno. I hope the film feels like a throwback in a great way.
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Postby Tyler » Thu Jun 28, 2018 7:17 am

Pretty good answers in there, especially the Kevin Hart one.

I planned on seeing this some Friday morning after work, but at the time I forgot that JocelynJane would be off work for summer break. Unless I see with a friend some evening, I won't be seeing in theaters.
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Postby Tyler » Fri Nov 02, 2018 8:55 pm

This movie makes me think, how far could I throw Evie if her life depended on it? Let's get a 25 lb weight and test it
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Postby cwilkins88 » Sun Nov 04, 2018 12:30 pm

Tyler wrote:This movie makes me think, how far could I throw Evie if her life depended on it? Let's get a 25 lb weight and test it
I'm guessing based on some quick math, you could throw her at least 3 feet.

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Postby Tyler » Sun Nov 04, 2018 1:15 pm

cwilkins88 wrote:
Tyler wrote:This movie makes me think, how far could I throw Evie if her life depended on it? Let's get a 25 lb weight and test it
I'm guessing based on some quick math, you could throw her at least 3 feet.

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Yesterday at the foam pit I did some testing and with 25% effort I was making her go 4 feet. So let's assume 16ft? 24ft if I can spin her first
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Postby cwilkins88 » Sun Nov 04, 2018 1:40 pm

Tyler wrote:
cwilkins88 wrote:
Tyler wrote:This movie makes me think, how far could I throw Evie if her life depended on it? Let's get a 25 lb weight and test it
I'm guessing based on some quick math, you could throw her at least 3 feet.

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Yesterday at the foam pit I did some testing and with 25% effort I was making her go 4 feet. So let's assume 16ft? 24ft if I can spin her first
Lol I just imagined curve ball Evie

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Postby Huss Buss » Sun Nov 04, 2018 4:44 pm

Tyler wrote:Source of the post
cwilkins88 wrote:
Tyler wrote:This movie makes me think, how far could I throw Evie if her life depended on it? Let's get a 25 lb weight and test it
I'm guessing based on some quick math, you could throw her at least 3 feet.

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Yesterday at the foam pit I did some testing and with 25% effort I was making her go 4 feet. So let's assume 16ft? 24ft if I can spin her first


no way 24ft, she isn't going to be aerodynamic long. 16' maybe
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Postby Tyler » Sun Nov 04, 2018 5:13 pm

Huss Buss wrote:
no way 24ft, she isn't going to be aerodynamic long. 16' maybe


She's been watching a lot of skydiving videos. She knows the best position
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Postby Tyler » Sun Nov 04, 2018 6:11 pm

Guess I didn't give my full pinion of this movie. If you are home alone some Friday night and feel like playing around on your phone while drinking some light beers alone, this movie is for you. The movie telegraphs important plot points so obviously, like rebooting the phone and the completely pointless computer hall of mirrors. Of course those are going to be the 2 things that save the day.

The movie was dumb, but it had some great impossible action. The Rock can literally do anything he wants. He is a superhero.

Surprisingly this movie didn't have a lot of intentional humor. It was hilarious when The Rock would do something and survive, but that wasn't suppose to be funny. There were maybe only like 3 jokes in the whole thing. Could have used a wacky character somewhere to bring some laughs.

Best part of the movie. The Rock climbs on the outside of a crane...OVER 100 STORIES with no ladder or stairs. Just up the side of it. He does it in literally minutes and isn't even tired.
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Postby wags83 » Mon Nov 05, 2018 8:15 am

Tyler wrote:Source of the post it had some great impossible action.

It's the Rock, nothing is impossible.

I need to watch this. Maybe tonight or tomorrow while Erin is working and I'm on baby duty.
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Postby wags83 » Tue Nov 06, 2018 10:08 am

Watched this last night while watching the kid. You're right, there was almost no comedic relief throughout the whole movie which is kinda strange for a The Rock movie. Only joke I can think of is when he says "If you can't fix it with duct tape, you didn't use enough duct tape" as he's taping up his injured shoulder.

It's a fine mindless action movie. Super predictable. When he tells his wife to turn the phone off and back on again to fix it within the first couple minutes of the movie, I knew that would eventually be how they fix something in the end. Some of the acting was kinda bad. Obviously not from Dwayne Johnson, but I thought anytime the main bad gal had lines she was awful. Also the main Hong Kong cop guy had some really bad lines.

Favorite part was The Rock's one-legged hopping tackle while he was fighting his old buddy early in the movie. And yes, he could really do anything he wanted in the movie. No physical limitations.
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Postby Tyler » Tue Nov 06, 2018 3:07 pm

Funny that his friend went for the leg right away. Quick, its his only weakness!
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Postby Huss Buss » Tue Nov 06, 2018 8:58 pm

Tyler wrote:Source of the post
Huss Buss wrote:
no way 24ft, she isn't going to be aerodynamic long. 16' maybe


She's been watching a lot of skydiving videos. She knows the best position


hahahahahaha... like what movie?

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