The other day, I saw a preview for a new movie called 'The Box.' It stars Cameron Diaz and the guy who played Nixon in 'Frost/Nixon' (Frank...Langello? Not sure of his last name). The premise is that Frank shows up on Cameron's door stoop with a box in his hand. If she agrees to press the button attached to the box, he will give her a million dollars...but someone in the world will die.
It looks like one of those studies in morality, similar to Milgrim's studies in obedience. Will they, won't they...yada yada yada. You know, you spend 120 minutes watching a movie like this and then the ending never satisfies, because it's the discussion that it generates, not the outcome, that matters. Not to mention, when I saw the preview, my first thought was, 'No way would anyone do that...what a horrible concept.'
This morning, I came back from my fibroid appoinmtent (yes, it's back in the news) and noticed how the sunlight was streaming through our windows. I jokingly told Brian that it looked like that scene from 'Indiana Jones and the Raiders of the Lost Arc' when the sun is in a certain position, and the guy uses the medallion thing on the top of the stick to find out where exactly to dig. Brian pointed to the sunlight's location on the floor and I was like, 'Let's dig! Maybe this is the solution to our housing problem. There is buried treasure under our house!' We laughed.
And then Brian said, 'Yeah, it's like that movie, 'The Box.' Have you seen the preview?' I nodded yes. He continues, 'Oh, yeah, a million dollars to press the button and someone in the world dies? Boop! [he simulates pressing a button.]'
I looked at him totally shocked.
Then he continued, "Hell, can I press it again?"
Yes, this is my husband.