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July 15, 2003

Panic Room

We watched a recording of the Jodie Foster Movie Panic Room.

As a straightforward thriller sort of movie, I guess it was fine, but I wasn’t as impressed as I hoped to be. The setup of a single mother locked in a panic room with her medicine dependant child while thieves attempt to get at a hidden cache of valuables locked conveniently in the room with them was a bit formulaic and overwrought for my taste.

As an aside, I may have been thrown off by my own misinterpretation of the commercials and trailers for the film. In them, the ceiling of the panic room is engulfed in a swirling blue something. For reasons that I can’t explain now, I thought that this was some sort of supernatural portal sort of thing. As a result I was really looking forward to seeing how they would write something like this into an otherwise straightforward plot. It turns out that they didn’t. What I thought was supernatural was in fact just the rapid burning of a gas build up.

As a result I was vaguely disappointed in the movie. On my scale of 1-100, I rate it a 69.

For a complete list of my ratings go to Mike's Movie Ratings .

Posted by tmichael at July 15, 2003 10:33 PM