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SKYSCRAPER (Dwayne Johnson) - Pre-Release Thread
#1
Surprised we don't have anything going for this.

Anyways, here's a new poster:
[Image: skyscraper_poster_2_1200_1901_81_s.jpeg]

Which answers the question posed by the first poster: will he make this jump?
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#2
Here's the latest trailer for it:




I have a feeling that this one is gonna be a misfire.  Dwayne's due for a mulligan, and I kinda feel like this one is coming too soon after JUMANJI and RAMPAGE.  We'll see, I guess.
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#3
Hasn't Johnson had enough hits to where he can work with good directors?
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#4
HE is the director of his career and brand!
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#5
(04-23-2018, 02:39 PM)Alt-molt Wrote: Hasn't Johnson had enough hits to where he can work with good directors?

He's lining up a third film right now with this Thurber guy.  Apparently Dwayne likes working with him
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#6
He's The Rock's George P. Cosmatos!
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#7
He's The Rock's Hal Needham!
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#8
I don't keep track of the trends, but are most skyscrapers now equipped with Power Ranger axes? If so, that's pretty cool.

I want to pick on his old man running at the end...but not sure if its on purpose or not.
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#9
(04-23-2018, 02:57 PM)hypnotoad Wrote: I want to pick on his old man running at the end...but not sure if its on purpose or not.

Remember that his character has an artificial leg.
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#10
I probably won't see this.
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#11
I love how high up that crane he’s jumping off is.
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#12
Took another look at those two posters. Assuming that that's from 'the same shot', then his hand came down on broken glass. You can see that the bottom of the window pane is all broken glass, so this shot would actually end with his fingers getting sliced off and him falling to his death.
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#13
As soon as I saw that he (probably) uses his artificial leg as a weapon, I was sold.
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#14
Everyone knows that Rawson Thurber productions have the best catering in town. Also, free deep tissue massage in your trailer every morning from Rawson himself.
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#15
This began as a Towering Inferno remake, right? Until the title came up in the trailer the other night I thought it was.

My nine year old wants to see this.

Per Arjen's comment, It'd be cool if he has to climb and jump from an increasingly taller series of cranes to get to the one he leaps to the window from.
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#16
(04-23-2018, 02:44 PM)Nooj Wrote: HE is the director of his career and brand!

I feel like that's why most of Johnson's films are mediocre at best. He's too closely involved in all his productions that nobody can challenge him to do anything different with his screen persona.

We can all agree Arnold Schwarzenegger was never a great thespian, but he managed to work with creative directors in their prime (like Milius, Cameron, McTiernan and Verhoeven) and they managed to take Arnold's unique presence and fit it into their visions. This resulted in some classic genre films and Arnold was put in different worlds/situations each time.

Johnson's got the likability, he just doesn't have the creative production teams like in Arnold's heyday and it seems like he doesn't want to give up creative control on his film sets. It's a shame because I feel like his resume can be so much more.
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#17
Hollywood Producer: (reaches into a hat, pulls out a piece of paper)

"Towering Inferno"

(Picks up another hat, reaches in pulls out slip of paper)

"Die Hard"

(Producer reaches for iPhone...scrolls thru contacts...)

"Hmmmm...who to call..."
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#18
(04-23-2018, 10:41 PM)ravi Wrote:
(04-23-2018, 02:44 PM)Nooj Wrote: HE is the director of his career and brand!

I feel like that's why most of Johnson's films are mediocre at best. He's too closely involved in all his productions that nobody can challenge him to do anything different with his screen persona.

We can all agree Arnold Schwarzenegger was never a great thespian, but he managed to work with creative directors in their prime (like Milius, Cameron, McTiernan and Verhoeven) and they managed to take Arnold's unique presence and fit it into their visions. This resulted in some classic genre films and Arnold was put in different worlds/situations each time.

Johnson's got the likability, he just doesn't have the creative production teams like in Arnold's heyday and it seems like he doesn't want to give up creative control on his film sets. It's a shame because I feel like his resume can be so much more.

Exactly. Johnson was just talking about how he wants his audience to feel good, thus his flick's can't have sad endings. Contrast that to what James Cameron's said about Schwarzenegger, how you can say anything to him and he won't be offended and how he'll walk on fire if it benefits the film.
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#19
Said it before, I'll say it again...

When it comes to wrestlers turn actors, Dave Bautista is the better of the two and way more like Arnie in his prime. Johnson has charisma for days but squanders it on this level of schlock. He never plays characters, he plays different versions of THE ROCK and I am so bored with that.

Bautista actually works his ass off to fucking ACT. The man is hungry for it and it shows. He can take on vastly different roles like Drax in the MCU, Hinx in Spectre or Sapper in Blade Runner and brings something different to all of them. And he is definitely someone I want to see work with a ton of interesting directors because he has the talent for it.
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#20
I'm soo tired of this scowling, zero charisma non-entity meathead and Hollywood continuously shoving him in our faces for the last 15+ years. He will NEVER be as highly regarded as Arnold or Sly because those guys had a goofy affable charm to them. Johnson does not. Also, Arnie and Sly had a plethora of classic films under their belts. Dwayne doesn't have a single one on part with The Terminator/T2/Predator/Rocky/First Blood/Rambo 2.
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#21
(04-23-2018, 03:51 PM)Judas Booth Wrote: Took another look at those two posters.  Assuming that that's from 'the same shot', then his hand came down on broken glass.  You can see that the bottom of the window pane is all broken glass, so this shot would actually end with his fingers getting sliced off and him falling to his death.

Actually, he'd dropped straight down after an initial, brief arc up in his jump and splattered on the ground. Unless that crane was inexplicably equipped with a small but powerful trampoline, gravity would've yanked him to his death before he could've ever had his fingers severed by broken glass.
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#22
(04-24-2018, 08:39 AM)MichaelM Wrote:
(04-23-2018, 03:51 PM)Judas Booth Wrote: Took another look at those two posters.  Assuming that that's from 'the same shot', then his hand came down on broken glass.  You can see that the bottom of the window pane is all broken glass, so this shot would actually end with his fingers getting sliced off and him falling to his death.

Actually, he'd dropped straight down after an initial, brief arc up in his jump and splattered on the ground. Unless that crane was inexplicably equipped with a small but powerful trampoline, gravity would've yanked him to his death before he could've ever had his fingers severed by broken glass.

Well, yeah.  There's no way that he'd have enough horizontal velocity to make that jump.  It's the same issue as what you have in FURIOUS 7.  If you ignore that and just roll with it, then fine.  But there's clearly broken glass all over that open window that he's jumping to.  That glass would absolutely destroy his hand and send him falling, lapse in gravity or no lapse in gravity.
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#23
Yep!

And yep, you kind of have to just roll with modern movie's trope of any leap forward has the inertia needed to counter gravity enough to give it a nice long arc.
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#24
I usually don't mind action films relying on greenscreens and CGI, but for some reason I hate it when it's used to create high altitude stunts. It just seems lazy, as opposed to something like Cliffhanger or the mental stuff Tom Cruise does in the M:I films.
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#25
Good God, Cruise would actually attempt that jump in real life and, physics be damned, actually make it.
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#26
(04-23-2018, 02:50 PM)Judas Booth Wrote:
(04-23-2018, 02:39 PM)Alt-molt Wrote: Hasn't Johnson had enough hits to where he can work with good directors?

He's lining up a third film right now with this Thurber guy.  Apparently Dwayne likes working with him

His great-grandfather James' name still carries a lot of weight. Rumor is The Rock was promised the Walter Mitty reboot in exchange for this.
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#27
Christ, you guys must think you're still in the "Let's ruin movies" thread.
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#28
Looked it up, Sly (+his stunt crew) did a similar jump in Cliffhanger, but it was ditched because it made the 1990s uneducated test audience roar with laughter. It can be seen in the trailer though.

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Marvelous how far we've come since then.
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#29
Pretty sure that dead-eyed trashbag Chris O’Donnell did that jump in VERTICAL LIMIT.
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#30
New trailer if you want to see the entirety of the movie compressed into three minutes:





Anytime they put someone like Schwarzeneggar or The Rock in a loose button up shirts and slacks, they end up looking kinda schlubby.  Like the wardrobe person really phoned it in on creating an iconic look.
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#31
OK, so that's the entire movie then.
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#32
(04-26-2018, 08:39 AM)call me roy Wrote: Pretty sure that dead-eyed trashbag Chris O’Donnell did that jump in VERTICAL LIMIT.

He sure did. My mountain climbing cousin said it was the dumbest fucking thing he'd ever seen, back in the day.
He not only does that jump, but actually uses two ice axes to stick the landing.
In real life, even if he had made the jump, he would had gotten killed anyway because no fucking way that would had worked
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#33
(05-23-2018, 11:38 AM)Judas Booth Wrote: OK, so that's the entire movie then.

No fucking kidding. Thanks for saving me a couple of hours, marketing department!
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#34
Is that Neve Campbell?

Jesus fuck I'm old.
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#35
just saw a screening of this

serviceably decent die hard riff!  really lacks strong villainy though

It turns out the trailer didn't give away the WHOLE movie... but it comes pretty close.  Still, compared to the trailer, there are some things that happen earlier than you'd think.


too bad they didn't use these other posters to market it:




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