THE BOX (Richard Kelly, 2009)

boxAdmittedly, I hated the movie when I first saw it in theaters a couple of years back. There was a reason why it earned an “F” in CinemaScore (a general survey of ratings from U.S. moviegoers). There was just no redeeming quality in the movie, from the perplexing premise to the sci-fi mumbo jumbo down to the downer of an ending. I put the blame on the misleading trailer, setting it up as a psychological thriller when it was so much more than that. It just seemed like the movie was meant to be seen again once the mysteries have been solved.

I still didn’t like it the second time but it was a different experience from when I first saw it. Maybe another re-watch is in order a few months from now.

Rating: 2/5

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