With the help of a mysterious pill that enables the user to access 100 percent of his brain abilities, a struggling writer becomes a financial wizard, but it also puts him in a new world with lots of dangers.
Recently divorced Meg Altman and her daughter Sarah have bought a new home in New York. On their tour around the mansion, they come across the panic room. A room so secure, that no one can get in. When three burglars break in, Meg makes a move to the panic room. But all her troubles don't stop there. The criminals know where she is, and what they require the most in the house is in that very room. Written by
Meg Altman breaks the mirror with the sledgehammer then walks over the razor sharp shattered glass with her bare feet. But right as she's about to walk out the door you see she's wearing some kind of 'hidden' protection on the bottom of her feet. See more »
I am a fan of Fincher. I love Fight Club, I like Seven and my opinions for his other films vary. His direction was so absurdly horrible, I couldn't help but to be distracted. Almost every shot was unmotivated toward the action; the camera was subjective to the house more than the characters, so the visual aspects dominated the film. Further more, it is my opinion that the visual aspects of the film (Fincher's trademark), were nothing to behold. The lens choices were terrible; extreme wide shots of intense drama on charcters made certain scenes come across phony; the lack of depth of field and very wide lenses, caused shot after shot to have so much 'dead space' in the frame, it seemed painfully obvious the reason was for a claustrophobic mood. As a fan of Fincher, it was a slap in the face to have the amount of product placement abundant (the Cocca Cola scene in the beginning is cringe inducing), when his previous 'Fight Club' basically negated his aesthetic choices in this film. The screenplay was brain dead and gimmicky, mood was so contrived it was shoved down your throat. Maybe Fincher should calm down a bit, understand the meaning of the term subtly and not be so in our face. Just because the camera moves through objects doesn't mean it is well directed, motivation is the key and that was absent.
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