The summer just wouldn't be complete without getting Dwayne Johnson in the middle of as many explosions as can fit in 103 minutes - and this week we get not only that, but also a return to the animated world of a blood-sucking hotel owner. Get ready for Skyscraper and Hotel Transylvania 3: Summer Vacation.

Just remember, I'm not reviewing these movies, but rather predicting where they'll end up on the Tomatometer. Let's take a look at This Rotten Week has to offer.

Rotten Watch Prediction

Despite seeming to defy every reasonable law of physics, Skyscraper looks like a fun affair that has all the boom-booms and excess you'd want from a big budget, low-reality type of summer popcorn film. Dwayne Johnson stars in what was likely pitched to the studio as "Die Hard with The Rock". He's a security expert with a prosthetic leg who's family is held hostage in the world's largest skyscraper by a gang of international terrorists. It even has the Asian-business owner vibe going to keep the Die Hard comparisons strong.

Director Rawson Marshall Thurber once again teams up with Dwayne Johnson for Skyscraper, the two having previously worked together on Central Intelligence (70%). The filmmaker also directed We're the Millers (47%) and Dodgeball: A True Underdog Story (70%), so he's kind of all over the map. This is his first foray into the big-budget action game, and I think it ends up being a basic cable mainstay for a time to come and will do well enough with the critics to perform at the box office.

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