Being a 24-year fan of professional wrestling, there was no way I wasn’t watching this film. For those who aren’t in the know when it comes to the world of rasslin’, Saraya-Jade Bevis, who is known in WWE by her ring name Paige, was essentially a child prodigy in the industry. Paige was an underground wrestling sensation as a teenager as her family ran a wrestling show and she was featured prominently. In 2011, she received her big break with the WWE at the age of 18. A few years later she became the youngest women’s champion in the company’s history and it looked like the sky was the limit.
Story Update: Moments Ago on Instagram, Dwayne Johnson is claiming that the interview he did with The Daily Star never happened. The actor has completely denounced comments that were attributed to him earlier today and says those were not his words. The Daily Star has yet to comment on this news
Actress Katy Sullivan has written a piece with Deadline Hollywood criticizing actor and megastar Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson for playing an amputee In Skyscraper. The actress who has starred in such television shows as My Name Is Earl, Last Man Standing and NCIS: New Orleans wrote the following.
Some films require you to turn your brain off to enjoy, this film confiscates your brain before you enter the theatre. Skyscraper is the latest film featuring the last action star of Hollywood Dwyane Johnson as Will Sawyer, a former FBI agent who lost his leg in a rescue mission gone bad. Now he is the head of security for the most technologically advanced high-rise building in the world created by Chinese Billionaire Zhao Long Ji (Chin Han).
I don’t know why Hollywood acts like making a decent movie based on a video game is the equivalent to a torture trap created by Jigsaw. After the complete bore that was Tomb Raider, the next Hollywood cash grab on the queue is Rampage. If you don’t remember Rampage, it was basically a game where a giant wolf, gorilla, and lizard destroy a bunch of buildings in various cities. So it took FOUR people to write a movie that makes its own plot irrelevant so fast, they could have just started the film at the last 30 minutes and it would have made just as much sense.
The script is well thought out as they manage to keep things simple and interesting. Playing the rules of a game, they establish each player has only had three lives before dying and outside of one ‘heroic’ scene, don’t bend the rules of the game. This adds much-needed tension when players no longer have any room for error when it comes to survival.
There is no way around it, Baywatch is amiss on almost every level. Rock’s likable charm can’t save this film and honestly, he’s much better in action films than trying to save BS comedies like this. Zac Efron has his name attached to another stinker, and I’m not sure any of the women actually won being in his film, except Kelly Rohrbach on the basis you actually know who she is now. Baywatch is a sad cash grab that makes sad cash grabs look bad.