Never watched this until just now. It was actually better than I expected, don't know where that anxiety came from. In the spirit of Pixar, not much is wrong with the story or the animation. Even though the latter has improved in later films. If there's one thing, it's just that insects are not that appealing, I struggled a bit to side with them. A bit like rats in the kitchen - nobody wants that.
This film has always given me a deep sense of unease. This feeling particularly applies to the first part, which takes place at basic training. In fact, I feel that what the recruits are exposed to affect myself directly. The whole film deals with partial degradation of human dignity and the self, but the way Kubrick throws this in our faces already from the beginning grabs me every time.
The haircut-sequence is an important part of this. As before a…
I think few people give Panic Room the credit it deserves. The production design is a state-of-the-art masterpiece.
Looking through the background material for this film, it's impossible not to be impressed. For instance, the previsualization process was at the time the most thorough in movie history. Previz can best be described as an animated storyboard, and has never been used to this extent. In fact, with a few omissions in the opening and the end of the film, a…