(This review may contain spoilers).
This was a movie I found really quite intense to watch, right from the start – though I wouldn’t have said the opening really added much to the storyline. I felt that the movie would have been just as effective without it.
I really like Dwayne Johnson as an actor and I enjoyed seeing his role in this movie. I especially liked the relationship between Will and his wife and children.
This movie was very intense to watch and even though it was primarily action, it did a good job of showing the emotion alongside that.
I would have liked a bit more depth to the bad guys, as they really just came across as villains without any reason to think they might have anything of a point.
I did think there were quite a few good areas of foreshadowing in this movie and I really liked the visual aspects. Fire can get really scary and I thought the movie did a good job of capturing that essence.
There were a lot of very nerve-wracking scenes in this movie that had me on the edge of my seat throughout and I particularly liked being able to see the public getting drawn into Will’s actions. One bit in particular made me chuckle, as one of the officers cheered for Will. And speaking of the officers, it was good to see them working on the ground and trying to put the pieces of the puzzle together themselves.
I did feel there was a bit too much of characters just introduced to die and I would have liked to see a bit more interaction between Will and Ben.
While I wouldn’t rush to buy this movie on DVD as soon as it comes out, it’s a movie I would definitely watch again in the future.