Thank you to Universal Pictures for hosting me.
“If you can’t fix it with Duct Tape, you’re not using enough duct tape.” This single line from Dwayne Johnson’s SKYSCRAPER was hilarious. As all good entertainment themes do, the duct tape reappears in the film as a subtle calling card to the previous joke and made me want to go home and take a personal inventory of my tape collection. Johnson’s calling card of friendly humor diffused tense situations in the film without detracting from the story. His action-packed new film is a fresh tale featuring amazing stunts that had my movie theatre OOHing, OUCHing, and WOAHing in their seats.
The Skyscraper Movie Run Time is a fly-by 1 hr 49 minutes, which makes it seem short for all the action it packs, but each stunt and sequence is meaningful to the plot, which is more than I can say for this film’s contemporary colleagues. Rated PG-13 for sequences of gun violence and action, and for brief strong language, SKYSCRAPER is indeed a movie for teens and up, but it’s fiery colors and good use of green screen make it a pretty one, too. In fact, the colors and smokey haze from the film were the inspiration for my Skyscraper Cocktail.
This cocktail comes together easily with on-hand common ingredients like Orange Juice, Ginger Ale, and Vodka. The twist of POM juice lends a sweetness to the bitter bite of fiery orange while the Ginger Ale adds lift and zest. It’s perfect for outdoor entertaining. Just be sure to keep your fire extinguisher handy. The added smokey flavor gleaned from a torched board smothered by your glass will impress your guests and make you feel like you’re trapped above the fire line!
Skyscraper Cocktail Recipe
- 1 ounce Skyy Vodka
- 1 ounce pulp-free orange juice
- 2 ounces POM pomegranate juice
- 1 ounce ginger ale
- Torch an unfinished wood board, cover with glass to smother the flames. Leave the glass as is, cooling. Use caution with fire.
- Combine the Vodka, OJ, and Pom juice in a shaker with ice.
- Shake well to combine.
- Turn over the smokey glass and pour drink into glass.
- Top with Ginger Ale.
- Inspiration taken from SKYSCRAPER starring Dwayne Johnson and Neve Campbell with it's fiery colors and smoke filled air.
Written and directed by Rawson Marshall Thurber (Central Intelligence), the 3D action-thriller is produced by Beau Flynn (Baywatch), Johnson, Thurber and Hiram Garcia (San Andreas). Skyscraper’s executive producers are Dany Garcia (Baywatch, Ballers), Wendy Jacobson, Eric McLeod (Pirates of the Caribbean series) and Eric Hedayat. The film will be released by Universal Pictures.
Genre: 3D Action-Thriller. Cast: Dwayne Johnson, Neve Campbell, Chin Han, Noah Taylor, Roland Møller, Byron Mann, Pablo Schreiber, Hannah Quinlivan. Written and Directed by Rawson Marshall Thurber. Produced by: Beau Flynn, Dwayne Johnson, Rawson Marshall Thurber, Hiram Garcia. Executive Producers: Dany Garcia, Wendy Jacobson, Eric McLeod, Eric Hedayat