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The Box
« on: December 15, 2009, 05:34:43 pm »

Anybody been to see this yet? I popped to see this at the weekend, for half of the film I was sat on the edge of my seat totally engrossed then there was a tipping point, something stupid happened in the film and it totally ruined what could have been a good psychology thriller. I donít think Richard Kelly will ever do anything of the calibre of Donnie Darko. In his defence Iíve never read the short story itís based on so I donít know if the thing that makes the film stupid is in that. Still it was that stupid he could have changed the screenplay or gone on a more eerie slant with it.

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[SPOILER]Aliens get involved, WTF!? Stupid goddam Aliens and bad special effects ruin the movie. Even with the aliens he could have changed the screenplay and made them more eerie adapted the screenplay and done something new but oh no he just went with shit...[/SPOILER]

which made it really bad as I was really enjoying the film until they came out of the woodwork.
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Re: The Box
« Reply #1 on: December 15, 2009, 07:02:38 pm »

[spoiler] must have missed the aliens, or are u talking about the portal type thing?[/spoiler]

anyway, really enjoyed it but there was far too much random stuff happening. they seemed to bridge a problem with a magic solution

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Re: The Box
« Reply #2 on: December 15, 2009, 09:19:03 pm »

[SPOILER]You don't get to see the Aliens, it's just there mind control of Arlington Steward who is there representative on earth after he gets struck by lightening as well as all the other people who are having nose bleeds, that's when the mind control kicks in when they have a nose bleed. I just thought the whole idea was a bit of a poorly executed concept and he could have done a lot better job with the screenplay or gone in another psychological direction. I'd have liked them to go down the route of it being something to do with the NASA psychological tests that Marsden failed on when trying to become an astronaut. I'd have preferred them trying to lead me a merry dance thinking it was aliens then switching it up.[/SPOILER]

I didn't really say it so well in my first post but I really enjoyed the film until they went with the direction they did but don't get me wrong it's definitely worth a watch and there is a lot going on, I imagine I'll spot lots of stuff I missed first time round when I give it another watch (which I will!).
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Re: The Box
« Reply #3 on: December 15, 2009, 11:02:10 pm »

Watched it Sunday, enjoyed it but I'm not sure why I enjoyed it.

A lot of it was expanded from the short story (because it's a very short short story really). Made more sense than Southland Tales, but was as awesomely strange.
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Re: The Box
« Reply #4 on: January 11, 2010, 01:37:07 am »

quite liked it
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