When I first heard the premise of "The Box", I was excited because I had seen the 1986 "Twilight Zone" segment "Button/Button" (that this movie is based on) and really enjoyed it.
However, I was a bit apprehensive because the 30 minute "Button/Button" segment was the perfect amount of time for this story. I wasn't sure how the story could be stretched out for a full-length film.
Well ... now that I've seen it ... I know (and I'm not surprised) that it should never have been made into a full-length film.
The beginning of the movie wasn't too bad ... but as it progressed (and got more confusing and made little sense), I found myself wishing the movie was over.
In fact, towards the end we fast forwarded the movie because there was just so much garbage filler in the movie. It's like they were grasping at straws to stretch the story out.
If you haven't seen "The Box" ... don't bother ... it really is a waste of time. Instead try to catch the segment "Button/Button" of "Twilight Zone". It's really well-worth seeing and ends just as the story should.
9 out of 19 found this helpful