Still, writer-director Rawson Marshall Thurber (who previously teamed with Johnson on “Central Intelligence”) doesn’t sweat the details, comfortably moving from one threat to the next. The same mentality largely defines the way that Johnson clearly doesn’t overthink his roles, which explains how he can have starred in “Baywatch” (a sandy dud), “Jumanji” (a major hit), “Rampage” (an utterly forgettable monster mash) and now this in roughly a year’s time.
“Skyscraper” stands tall enough to bring Johnson’s recent batting average back to .500. And that will likely mean a sequel — something like “Skyscraper With a Vengeance” — before too long.
“Skyscraper” opens July 13 in the U.S. It’s rated PG-13.