In this weird, uneven sci-fi movie, various individuals get ahold of a mysterious black box that makes their wishes possible. This isn't always a good thing. It begins with a scene in which the box, floating in outer space, heads towards Earth. Then, it's obviously the Old West and a woman (Natasha Malthe) leaves her husband for another man. She steals the box and heads off. But there's someone after them, a mysterious stranger (Kevin Sorbo), who seems to want to stop them from using the device.
Then, the stories go to the present. First, there are some criminals, then a young Indian woman who wants a man (Jason London) to kill her, and then a farmer who is angry (Brad Dourif) because his farm is going under. His nagging wife suffers the consequences. Eventually all these stories converge, though it takes way too long for the payoff.
The storyline with the box reminded me of the series METAL HURLANT CHRONICLES and also that original segment in the HEAVY METAL film. Headliner Kevin Sorbo (HERCULES) basically sleepwalks through this film, while it does have one of the best performances in years by Jason London, who had been doing all these lame Syfy Channel movies lately. BLACK BOX is an interesting film, just not that memorable or original.