is not loaded with overwhelming suprises, but it's filled with
moment-to-moment tension with spurts of terror thrown in.
Although you might think you know where
it is going, there's some good jolting suprises along the way.
I really didn't think a movie set up in
one house and--even more so--one room would be able to hold my
interest throughout. Boy, was I wrong.
This movie pulled me inside the place for
a couple of hours and held me there.
From its eye-popping opening credits, to
its astounding camera work, Panic Room has a look all
its own--stylish and tense.
However, it turns into a rather pedestrian
thriller half-way through and never really recovers.
Which is too bad--good direction, good
acting and a great scenario undone by half a script.
The Panic Room
is about a single mother who gets trapped in her own home when
three men break in.
It's a thriller set in one house on one
night. The film is intriguing, in part, because the camera (with
the help of computer-generated imagery) moves through walls and
floors, keyholes and airducts giving the movie a freaky, suspenseful
feeling that you may see something you don't want to see.
After a while, this nerve-racking picture
turns into a vicious cat-and-mouse game and becomes an end in
itself with extreme violence-- which I didn't like.