I can honestly say it took me a while to talk myself into watching this movie. I wasn't sure a movie about a guy buried in a box would be very interesting, like what could actually go on. And I had read that this movie was all about the guy in a coffin, there were no other landscapes, nor any other actors to watch, just Ryan Reynolds. Another reason I wasn't sure if I could like or be able to watch this movie is the fact that it is a guy in a coffin, and one of the things I have always been afraid of is being buried alive. I hate admitting that I am afraid of anything, being a horror author, nothing is supposed to scare me, but being buried alive seems like a slow and torturous way to die. However, I decided to finally watch this, and I can't say I hated it.
The synopsis at the beginning of this post is basically what this movie is about. Throughout the movie the audience gets to see the panic, the hope, the anger, and the acceptance Paul goes through. This shows what a good actor Ryan Reynolds can be, especially after doing that horrible GREEN LANTERN movie. He has done a lot to come back from that movie, besides playing DEADPOOL in the movie, he has done this and he was in another movie I reviewed, THE VOICES (which is a really good dark comedy if you haven't seen it). This is just Ryan Reynolds reacting to outside stimuli, mostly the voices on the cell phone he has been left with, and the fear, the panic, the discomfort he feels, the viewer can actually feel it.
The movie itself was simple, with a few things happening to give the audience hope that he will be found and that everything is going to be okay. The ending of the story was really, really, well awesome! I was actually thinking one thing was going to happen, and it did, but I was surprised at how and what was said.
I recommend this movie, as a horror movie not so much unless you are afraid of being buried alive, more of a suspense because the audience gets to go through it all just to find out what happens.