Contrived, would be my one word review of "Skyscraper". But that's probably not going to cut it, so I'll write some more.
The Rock plays Will Sawyer, a former FBI tactical officer, who has become a private security appraiser following a failed hostage rescue that results in him losing a lower limb. Several years after the incident, Will is asked by one of his former colleagues (Pablo Schrieber) to appraise the security of "The Pearl", the partially opened new tallest building in the world, built in Hong Kong by Chinese Billionaire Zhao Long Ji (Chin Han). Naturally, terrorists invade and Sawyer must somehow re-enter a building on lockdown (and fire) to rescue his family trapped on the higher floors.
Derivative, would the second word I'd add to a two word review of "Skyscraper". "Die Hard" is an obvious inspiration. As DJ breaks windows and swings out holding on to a thin rope and crashes into the windows further down. The villains are all Eastern European, for some reason, with the exception of Noah Taylor, who provides the English Baddie quota. The film also borrows liberally from the Mission Impossible sequence when Tom Cruise climbs on the outside of the Skyscraper. It's inferior to both of these films though. The Contrivance is difficult to explain without some spoilers so I'll just say there are two scenes "Turn it off and on again" and "Inside the Pearl" that couldn't be more "I AM FORESHADOWING HOW THE FILM WILL END" if they'd literally put that in subtitles on the screen and Dwayne had raised an eyebrow into the camera. It also all revolves around one character not going to Interpol straight away, with masses of evidence they have, and having all the criminal element in the film locked up before they can invade...but OK.
The Rock is as likable as ever, though I'm not sure I really bought his relationship with his wife (It's nice to see Neve Campbell getting non-Scream roles though). I'd have thought relationships between people and surgeons who worked on them would by and large be frowned upon, but whatever. Generally the CGI is pretty good, though the same can't be said for the director's choices when it came to framing and editing the fight sequences, they are truly awful. Everything is shot far too tight and editing too choppily, it's a blurry mess.
Hackneyed and sorely lacking in originality, "Skyscraper" is not worth your time.