DVD Movie Review – The Box

Leonard Part 6, Battlefield Earth, The Island of Dr. Moreau, They Live, Hudson Hawk, are you following the pattern here?
These are a few of the worst films that I have ever seen with the addition of another… The Box.

The film stars Cameron Diaz and James Marsden (Cyclops/X-men movies).
The beginning of the film starts out shifting into the environment of Virginia in the 70’s. Car’s, clothing, even the wallpaper was on par. I wont give too much away but a young couple are having trouble making ends meet and a disfigured man offers them a choice of pushing a red button that is inside a box. If the button is pushed the couple will receive one million dollars, but, someone they do not know will die. This film, in my opinion could have been ALOT better if some things in it were not explained and left alone for the imagination. This explanation led to complete confusion for myself and my wife who sat through the whole film wanting and expecting an explanation. The film did have some pretty creepy parts, and some twists that would have been better left alone, but other than that I thought it was a complete waste of time. The director, Richard Kelly, did a much better job with “Donnie Darko” which I did enjoy more than “The Box”
I in no way I’m saying don’t see this flop, that’s not me. You are entitled to your opinion. However, If you do decide to check it out please post your thoughts about it here in the comments section.

Thanks for reading.

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