Subtitles section Play video Print subtitles Welcome to Cinema Summary, ladies and gentlemen. Today's movie is all about one question: What would you do for a million dollars? This is the Box The movie starts with a classified document. It's about this guy named Arlington Steward He had a terrible accident which we will find out about later. After his accident he starts making these weird, wooden boxes and delivering them to people. Norma Lewis, a woman who lives in Richmond, Virginia. Finds one of these boxes on her doorstep one day. It's morning, it's foggy and there is a black car driving away. She brings it inside, and her, her husband, and her kid try to figure out what it is. The box is locked but through the see-through cover they can see a big red button They find a note a note with the box and it says that Mr. Steward will visit them at 5:00 PM and none of them know who Mr. Steward is Okay, real quick, I'm gonna introduce you to the family before we get to the real crazy stuff, okay? So, Arthur the Dad works at NASA Norma the Mom is a school teacher and Walter the Kid studies at the same school that his mom teaches at. Together they are the Lewis Family They leave home to go to work and in class, a creepy kid asks Norma why she limps and we find out that Norma's foot is disfigured Later, at school. She meets the principal. Who tells her that the discount given to the teachers who have kids at the same school has been cancelled. And oddly enough, when they are done talking, the principal gets a nose bleed. Back at home, Norma hears the doorbell ring and she opens the door to see: A man with a burned face. Norma is shocked by his appearance and almost doesn't let him. Until he introduces himself "My name is Arlington Steward." Inside, he gives her an envelope with a key inside. The key that opens the glass cover. and he tells her that if you push the button 2 things will happen 1) Someone, somewhere in the world will die 2) You will get 1 million dollars in cash In a briefcase just like this one and before he leaves he gives her a $100 bill for her kindness. Huh. She doesn't believe him and in fact she's freaked out by him. But he convinces her that It's all real and if she presses the button, she will find out the truth and the money is all hers So Arthur is at work building a fake foot for Norma so she can walk normally. When he gets a letter from his boss. He has been rejected from the astronaut training program. He cannot be an astronaut because he failed his psychological evaluation. That evening, Arthur opens up the box with Norma and they find out that it is just wood. There is no way this box could send any signal or message to anyone. and even after this, they still do not know if they should press the button. At NASA the next day, a man receives a phone call from his wife. and she's freaking out because their daughter has been kidnapped. So he drives to meet her, and we see someone spying on him. Arthur comes back home to tell Norma that The $100 bill she got is real because he tested it and they begin to feel greedy. Suddenly, Norma presses the button, after all: "It's just a box." Someone has dialed the 911 (the police) the person calling said they heard screaming and gunshots. The police are on their way to the crime scene where a neighbor tells them there was a guy with a briefcase who drove off. Inside the home, the police find a woman shot dead and a little girl locked in a bathroom. The door bell rings at the Lewis's home Arlington Steward has come back He asks for the key back and opens his briefcase. The Lewis's are shocked and horrified! Arthur asks Steward if someone died. To which Steward says “Well of course someone died." then Norma asks Steward what he will do next and he tells them that he will take the Box to another family and make the same offer to them. He leaves the briefcase full of cash and the house taking the box with him but Arthur can't handle this. He's guilty, and tries to return the money but Steward drives off and Arthur gets the license plate and rushes back in. At the police station, we learn more about the murder. The police think that the woman's husband might be the killer. but it doesn't make sense: He's a good guy, never hurt his wife, Never committed a crime. Who is the husband? Jeff Carnes: The same guy who got the phone call from earlier and was being spied on. That night, Arthur gives Norma the fake foot. and we see how she is able to walk normally now. Together they go to a wedding rehearsal dinner. There they meet Norma's parents and Arthur wins a prize and he chooses a present. He opens the present and Inside is a photo of Arlington Steward. and then he sees the creepy kid from Norma's class. Holding 2 fingers up. At home with Walter and Dana the Babysitter. Dana sees something We don't get a clear picture. But we can also see something or someone. Standing outside of the window. She doesn't say anything about what she sees but Dana does ask to see some of Arthur's other stuff. So, Walter takes her downstairs to the basement. Arthur has a private talk with his father-in-law who works for the police. Asking him to find information on Arlington Steward by searching for Steward's license plate. Norma is told she has a phone call waiting for her by waiter. and at first, the waiter is confused but then gives her the phone. The waiter leaves and gets a nosebleed. Okay, now you're gonna notice something, different people are going to start bleeding from the nose Now there is a reason for this and I will tell you later, but stick with me. Back to the movie On the phone, Steward and Norma talk. Steward tells her that he knows that Arthur told the police about his license plates. He knows about this since. "He has many employees." Huh, creepy and what's even creepier. Is that he tells her that actions have consequences. And to 'enjoy the party' Arthur sees the creepy kid from earlier laughing at him. He yells at him outside. “Why are you laughing?”. “Do you think my wife's foot is funny?” He's angry and loud and everyone sees this, including Norma. So, they leave before Arthur does something bad. and as they drive away one of the valet's raises 2 fingers. When they get home, Arthur drives the babysitter to her motel and during this drive, the babysitter starts talking. Saying creepy things like “You have blood on your hands" “Somebody pushing your buttons?" and warns him to “Look at the light”. Then she blacks out. and as soon as they get to her motel. She wakes up! And tells Arthur. He is in danger and that only he can save himself. Then the babysitter gets a nosebleed. She goes to her room and as she's walking. People just stand outside their rooms watching her and we hear a broadcast. About spaceflight technology. She goes into her room and there's a wall with photos of Norma, Arthur, and Walter and other information connecting them together. And she's looking at this. Like she's seen this for the first time. It's weird. Outside we see a group of people standing around a glowing swimming pool When he gets home, Arthur asks Norma how she knows Dana the Babysitter She tells him, she met her on a field trip and that Dana is from Richmond but then Arthur shows her Dana's drivers license: Her real name is Sara and she is from Boston. That night, Arthur goes downstairs. To check the photo of Steward he got from the party and he finds that it matches the photo in his basement. The photo of the people who worked on the Viking 1 Probe The next morning, Norma answers the phone. It's Mr. Steward, who asks where Arthur went and he asks if Arthur is investigating something he shouldn't. Norma asks if Dana is one of his employees and all he has to say is “I have many employees”. She asks to meet him face-to-face. and Steward tells her that he's in her backyard. and outside, there's some random dude. Standing outside her window. That was the guy who Dana saw last night. He had been standing there, watching them. Since last night. and then we see where Steward is calling from: It looks like a giant complex built underground like a bunker or a secret military base Meanwhile, Arthur is at the police station talking with his father-in-law who is a policeman. He tells Arthur that Steward's license plates are used by government agents. Steward's license plates are used by NSA agents, in fact. And then Arthur notices photos on the desk Photos of the murdered wife. It's all coming together. His father-in-law (the police officer) is really casual about it Telling him the details: she was shot to death; No signs of a struggle, and that her husband worked at, NASA. Then the he tells Arthur that The gunshots were heard sometime around 4:40 PM and Arthur then has an idea of why she died. and he asks if he can look at the crime scene Meanwhile, Norma is shopping with her mother When suddenly this woman comes to her and She says “The NSA is letting him do it. NASA can't stop it. All test subjects are under the age of 40. Happily married with a single child. Go to the Richmond Public Library and follow this call number. Don't trust anyone. Not even your husband.” The woman collapses in Norma's arms, and the woman gets a nosebleed. Norma decides to go to the library to see what that woman wanted her to see. At the crime scene, Arthur sees a desk on it is a photo of Arlington Steward, before his accident with his wife, Clymene. And there are other things on the desk like this polaroid photo of the Human Resource Exploitation Manual. There are numbers on it's rim. These are library call numbers for books. Those numbers on the spine of books, that help you find out where they are in a library. So, Arthur sneaks the photo out and goes to the library to check out the call number. Norma is there now, and she's looking for her call number. When she sees Arthur. She remembers what that woman said “Don't trust anyone. Not even your husband” She hides from him and goes downstairs. Arthur doesn't know she's here but he finds a book. But somewhere in the library, a group of guys suddenly turn. The book Arthur found is called The Lightning book. Inside is a newspaper clipping reading “NASA employee struck by lightning”. Downstairs, Norma finds what she is looking for, a film reel. She takes it out and plays it. Upstairs, Arthur leaves the book and on his way out. Comes face to face with that group of guys from earlier who follow him. He runs away and they follow him. It's seriously creepy. They don't even talk. Downstairs, the film reel shows a building. A NASA building. It looks like a place to put airplanes in and we see scorch marks on the building and tarmac. Arthur is still running away when he enters this big room. As he gets closer and closer, to what he thinks is the exit. The people there turn to look at him. He asks the librarian for directions and he realizes he knows her From the photo! That's Arlington Steward's wife : Clymene Steward. Norma continunes watching the film and sees: Arlington Steward. Before his accident looking into the camera. Arthur asks Steward's Wife, Clymene “Why is he testing us?” and she answers “He's testing us, all of us." And then she asks him to follow her to a side room. there she tells him that there are 3 gateways, but he must be careful There is only 1 path to salvation Whatever that means, it doesn't sound safe. ander nose starts to bleed as she holds her hand out and below, 3 floor tiles open up. and from them come these weird pillars of water. Norma is trying to get out of library, but she is taken to meet Steward. Steward tells Norma that he was struck by lightning, and now he can talk with the people who control the lightning. Arthur asks what happens if he chooses wrong or if he doesn't choose at all. Eternal Damnation. So Arthur chooses Gateway 2.