Tuesday, February 23, 2016

The Box

Several years ago, I wrote about The Box and the Button, something I'd seen on Twilight Zone in my youth. I found it was drawn from a short story written by Richard Matheson. A few days ago I noticed that the satellite programming had movie based on this same story -- "The Box" by Richard Kelly, with Cameron Diaz and James Marsden. According to Wikipedia, Matheson "strongly disapproved of the Twilight Zone version" of his story, but I must say that I enjoyed it much better than this movie. I found the vast differences in "The Box" and "Button, Button" made the "The Box" a torturous movie for me to try to watch. I didn't enjoy it, but forced myself to watch it through to see if it got better. It didn't.

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