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    Has anyone seen "The Box" and liked it??

    I have just spent the last 2 hours watching the new Cameron Diaz film - The Box - i feel like i have just lost 2 hours i will never get back .. what a load of S***... anyone think otherwise???

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    no. i agree with you.x

    I watched it last week. I have tried so hard to forget....

    Original Poster

    at 1hr 35 i still didnt know wtf was happening !!!

    i too agree,

    went the cinema with the misses, it had so much prommise.

    i love the fact that they build you up like they are going somewhere and will explain everything then go *BOOOM* haha we are explaining nothing

    Glad you posted and said it's a lot of nonsense.One film i won't be going to see at the pic's.It's the same with '2012' and 'Paranormal Activity' : Over-hyped nonsense.

    Go see 'Law Abiding Citizen and 'Men who stare at Goats' : 2 really good films.

    George Clooney is a funny man

    Original Poster

    seen all of them apart from the goat one..
    Paranormal Activity.. "the scariest film of all time .. my a**e"
    2012.. good special effects.. pants film - more deaths than Hot Shots Part Deux... lol
    Law Abiding Citizen.. Up there with the best of em well worth the bandwidth. ahem i mean the money to go to the movies...

    I went and watched where the wild things are" tonight and felt the same a whole 18 people in the pictures too

    Original Poster

    i actually considered paying to watch that one with my little lad... should i not bother then?

    arcangel111;7195870

    i actually considered paying to watch that one with my little lad... … i actually considered paying to watch that one with my little lad... should i not bother then?



    There were 2 kids in the showing i went to see and at no point did i hear them laugh, i laughed 1 and 1/2 times both due to slapstick (dam my achillies heel).
    The way it was filmed was strange the story seemed to lack a storyline and there was to many why's??? but there was something about it that made me keep watching and i dont know why and did not like it,
    you know when you watch a bad film you fall asleep, then you get a really bad film that is so bad it was good, well this was a bad film that seemeed to get my attention like there was a feeling all the way thou that something was about to happen, dam film makers, it was a strange feeling lol Kids might like it but not sure tbh

    Original Poster

    wait for it to come out on the telly then....! looks a bit like "bridge to terabithia" kinda crap too...

    arcangel111;7195916

    wait for it to come out on the telly then....! looks a bit like "bridge … wait for it to come out on the telly then....! looks a bit like "bridge to terabithia" kinda crap too...



    bridge to terabithia was worse then this lol, i wish i could explain it better it was like a french film in english lol

    arcangel111;7195916

    wait for it to come out on the telly then....! looks a bit like "bridge … wait for it to come out on the telly then....! looks a bit like "bridge to terabithia" kinda crap too...



    we only watched that cos i thought avatar was out this week and i thought this would be better then law abiding citizen on the big screen lol

    if shje not get them out i aint watin

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    Doc1978;7195825

    Glad you posted and said it's a lot of nonsense.One film i won't be going … Glad you posted and said it's a lot of nonsense.One film i won't be going to see at the pic's.It's the same with '2012' and 'Paranormal Activity' : Over-hyped nonsense.Go see 'Law Abiding Citizen and 'Men who stare at Goats' : 2 really good films.George Clooney is a funny man


    whilst I agree that the box, '2012' and 'Paranormal Activity' are over-hyped nonsense. I also think the same about law abiding citizen. The first half was excellent but then just descended into something so unbelievable that it had me in stitches. It was like there was a different writer / director for each half of the movie. A shame as it could have been an all time classic.

    Such a bad bad bad film! glad i didnt pay for it hehe just awful! i mean WTF!

    worst film i have seen in years
    please dont go to cinema to watch this

    utter rubbish-watch "the blind side"-one of the best films Ive seen this year and will be a major oscar contender

    sorry


    but the worst film,

    in the world




    EVER



    has to be "the descent: part two"




    utter shoite.

    The box??? they should bag it and tag it!
    Saw it last night... bad choice =(

    Went to see it during the week. Complete waste of 2 hours. You could buy a few DVDs from films made years ago and have a more enjoyable experience.

    The film was really poor. :-(

    Edit : I'd still nail Diaz though :whistling:

    You surley could of guessed it would of been crap if you have seen the advert.. I laughed when i saw it.

    If you take this.... You will get $1, 000, 000. Bu if you do, someone will die. (or something along these lines)

    roducer deservs to be shot.

    Banned

    I've not seen it, but do have it on my hard drive.







    Edit: I've not seen it, but due to the belief it's wasting hard drive space, it's been duly deleted.

    The Box = CRAP!!!!!!

    Why the 70's ????? No explanation whatsoever unless I was comatose by then

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    borolad94;7197652

    You surley could of guessed it would of been crap if you have seen the … You surley could of guessed it would of been crap if you have seen the advert.. I laughed when i saw it.If you take this.... You will get $1, 000, 000. Bu if you do, someone will die. (or something along these lines)roducer deservs to be shot.



    I know, I know, "The Box" triumphantly qualifies for one of my favorite adjectives, "preposterous." But if you make a preposterous movie that isn't boring, I count that as some kind of a triumph. This one begins as traditional science fiction and branches out into radio signals from Mars, nosebleeds, Sartre's theories about free will, amputated toes, NASA, the National Security Agency, wind tunnels, murders, black Town Cars, obnoxious waiters, and a mysterious stranger.

    His name is Arlington Lewis Steward. He drops a box on the front porch of Norma and Arthur Lewis, and returns with an offer: If they push the button on top of the box, they will be paid $1 million in crisp $100 bills ("non-taxable"), but unfortunately, someone not known to them will die. Well, what would you do? Norma has just learned their son's tuition is going up, and Arthur has been dropped from astronaut training. The hell with it: Norma, so sweet and earnest, pushes the button.

    This sets into motion a chain of events that I will not describe for you even if I could. The writer-director, Richard Kelly, goes from A to Z using 52 letters, but his transitions flow so uncannily it's only when you look back that you realize you're off the road. Everything, including some impressive high-tech rocket science, is taken so seriously that you get sucked in. There's also the matter of the 360-degree camera that Arthur Lewis has designed for the Mars Lander. Well, what about it? After you've seen the movie, you tell me. At least the nosebleeds are explained.

    "The Box" is based on the story of the same name by Richard Matheson, published by Playboy in 1970. It inspired a simpler adaptation for a Twilight Zone episode in 1986, which had a different ending but a very similar box design. Well, what can you do with a box with a button on top? Matheson, who has three films in pre-production at 83, has inspired or written at least 23 films ("I am Legend" has been made three times) and countless TV episodes.

    Here he seems motivated by the Milgram Experiment, one of the most famous psychological tests ever conducted. You've heard of it. Prof. Stanley Milgram of Yale told volunteers he was testing the limits of human pain endurance. He showed them a dial and said it would administer electrical shocks to test subjects. The high range on the dial was painted red, indicating danger. The volunteers could hear the subjects screaming. They were told by the test supervisor it was "essential" to continue administering shocks (even though the dial indicated they might become fatal). In one round of experiments, 65% of the volunteers followed orders even when it meant a fatal shock.

    What would you do? And what if the victim wasn't a person you had met who was screaming in another room, but someone unknown to you? And the reward wasn't helping out Yale with its research, but a cool million? Norma and Arthur Lewis aren't bad people -- pretty nice ones, in fact. They regret her impulsive action immediately. But then the plot grows sinister, coiling around to involve them, which we expect, but also venturing into completely unanticipated directions, and inspiring as many unanswered questions as "Knowing," which I loved.

    Many readers hated "Knowing," and many will hate "The Box." What can I say? I'm not here to agree with you. This movie kept me involved and intrigued, and for that I'm grateful. I'm beginning to wonder whether, in some situations, absurdity might not be a strength.

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    choc1969;7197689

    The Box = CRAP!!!!!!Why the 70's ????? No explanation whatsoever unless … The Box = CRAP!!!!!!Why the 70's ????? No explanation whatsoever unless I was comatose by then



    Because that's when the original short story was written.

    filth and furry


    you and i rarely see eye to eye on a range of topics, but thanks for that review - i may well go to see the box based on what you've written.

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    scrumpypaul;7200040

    filth and furryyou and i rarely see eye to eye on a range of topics, but … filth and furryyou and i rarely see eye to eye on a range of topics, but thanks for that review - i may well go to see the box based on what you've written.



    What he's written?

    ]You Maaaad?

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    scrumpypaul;7200040

    filth and furryyou and i rarely see eye to eye on a range of topics, but … filth and furryyou and i rarely see eye to eye on a range of topics, but thanks for that review - i may well go to see the box based on what you've written.



    It's actually Roger Ebert's review of the film:thumbsup:

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    i thought it was a good film. could be better but not a waste of time IMO

    Original Poster

    barky;7196380

    utter rubbish-watch "the blind side"-one of the best films Ive seen this … utter rubbish-watch "the blind side"-one of the best films Ive seen this year and will be a major oscar contender



    i am going to watch this tonight - Sandra Bullock ... yummy - she's in another one about some guy called Steve
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