David Fincher is a curious case. Visually, he is one of the more accomplished talents working today, and it seems he is getting better in that department with every film. But in terms of telling a story, it's like he doesn't care anymore.
I'll get to the Panic Room review momentarily, but I'd like to address a quote from Mr. Fincher himself regarding that film. Here is the quote:
I didn't look at "Panic Room" and think, "Wow, this is…