I rarely watch movies which fall in the genre of Horror/Thriller. I dunno why, but they just dont interest me much. Especially movies that dont have any ghosts definitely freak me off.
But when you have James marsden and Cameron Diaz in a movie, how can you not have the urge to watch it.
And thats the sole reason that got me interested in this movie and now i am cursing my self for not having read the PLOT on WIKI.. (isnt thats wat Wiki is for ) dumb me!! #facepalm
This ones a freaky movie and the worst part being its going to run in my head for somedays now.. unless I manage to watch a coupla romcoms to take my mind off this one..
The Movie is supposed to be based on a short story called “Button Button” by Richard Matheson…Its not exactly a horror movie but more of a science fiction meets thriller..Gory in some places.. Senseless in some others and Dark in most of the places…Cameron Diaz and James Marsden (yummylicious as ever) make up for the major cast alongwith Frank Langella who makes up for the creepy character of Mr. Steward..
Arthur, played by James works for Nasa and Norma (Diaz) works as a professor. One fine morning they wake up with a package delivered in front of their house And a note which says they wud be visited by a certain Mr. Steward. The package contains a push button wooden box.. Later they are visited by Mr. Steward who places some conditions in front of them, with a promise of million dollars in cash. No, I am not giving out the story. What happens when the button is pressed or whats the function of the button or the box and why was it delivered, these will be answered and understood only when you watch the movie.
The actors deliver impeccable and flawless performances. Cameron looks old to be James’ wife but sigh! That’s not my headache is it. Frank Langella does perfect justice to his character and pulls off a sinister performance with an air of eeriness around himself. Theres not one moment where u feel bored but not to the extent of feeling at the edge of the seat but the movie does definitely keep you glued cos you always wonder “what the hell is happening” atleast I did mutter that sentence a number of times under my breath..
Nonetheless , for those who love thrillers and wouldn’t mind spending time watching this, I am sure you are gonna like it. The most notable part of this movie according to me would be the background music- the music complemented the movie so aptly so perfectly the dark goriness disturbing music only added more effect wo whatever was happenin on screen. I wouldn’t say I am super impressed with the story, but darn I cant ignore it too. its definitely disquieting movie. Im still reeling on the aftereffects..Sigh!!!
It’s a tad more than Watchable but not a must watch so to me this one goes as aCertified Watchable and I would give it a 2.5/5
That much for “the box”
while i catch up on some romcoms to take my mind offf this one.
You can go ahead and watch it and i hope you find it decent too.