I keep seeing the trailer for this movie called the Box. I don’t want to see it, but I want to say what I would do if said box showed up on my doorstep…Here’s the plot summary from IMDB:
Norma and Arthur Lewis, a suburban couple with a young child, receive a simple wooden box as a gift, which bears fatal and irrevocable consequences. A mysterious stranger, delivers the message that the box promises to bestow upon its owner $1 million with the press of a button. But, pressing this button will simultaneously cause the death of another human being somewhere in the world; someone they don’t know. With just 24 hours to have the box in their possession, Norma and Arthur find themselves in the cross-hairs of a startling moral dilemma and must face the true nature of their humanity. http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0362478/plotsummary
Seriously. Two questions: Someone I DON’T know?? Show me the money.
Okay the second one is not really a question. But really. REALLY. If someone were to ask me this in my current situation they wouldn’t be able to get the whole question out. The button would be pushed before I could blink. I am morally corrupt. Yes. Because someone I don’t know just died…right now. Because every second of every day someone dies. So someone else just died. I didn’t hit a button, but someone died. I also didn’t get a million dollars. I would push that button in a heartbeat.
And this is why I’m not in movies.
Would you do it?