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The pleasures here come from watching an extraordinary physical specimen go through a lo-tech workout routine thousands of feet above the ground as he tries to rescue his family from a burning superskyscraper.
Skyscraper is one of the stupidest movies I've seen since San Andreas, but I enjoyed it a great deal - more than San Andreas, certainly, as well as Rampage and Baywatch and most other Dwayne Johnson pictures.
This is stupid but it's also mostly entertaining, thanks to Johnson and a plot that moves fast enough to retain our attention yet without enough, ahem, originality to ensure it lingers in our minds once the fire has been extinguished.
The whole film feels as if it's on autopilot, or maybe written by artificial intelligence that's been fed a steady diet of the "Die Hard" oeuvre, "Speed," "Das Boot," and, I'm guessing, "The Towering Inferno."
You'll recognize the DNA of other movies here, but that familiarity won't interfere with the vertiginous thrills, the breathtaking stunts (and CG), and the near-constant state of adrenaline-fueled action.