Monday, November 16, 2009

The Box: one of the worst movies ever

Filmgoers are rating The Box, the new film starring Cameron Diaz, as one of the worst movies ever made. All of which is something of a sadness for while any star is allowed a few clunkers truly appalling films can have a deadening effect on a career.
CAMERON DIAZ has made one of the worst films in history, according to moviegoers.

In the last decade, only three flicks have had audience feedback as scathing as her new release The Box, say the company who monitor fan reaction to Hollywood movies.

CinemaScore compile Friday-night audience ratings for new releases, asking US cinema-goers to grade them. An A is said to signal a long life with a C described as "pretty much a death sentence".

The Box - written and directed by Donnie Darko's RICHARD KELLY - scored an F.

The plot also seems to bring back echoes of a much older tale. Diaz is told that if she presses the button on a mysterious box then she'll get a million dollars. Then all sorts of appalling things start to happen.

Sigh, this was first done in Greek mythology with Pandora's box and of course the last thing which comes out of the box is hope, which makes everything bearable.

Can't anyone come up with a new plot these days?