Cube 2: Hypercube Review
Synopsis:Eight strangers awaken with no memory and find themselves in a puzzling cube shaped room where the laws of physics do not always apply.
Cube 2: Hypercube (2002) is a Canadian independent science fiction psychological thriller-horror film that was shot in Toronto, Ontario, Canada and Los Angeles, California, USA. Cube 2 is a sequel to Cube (1997) and is the second of the trilogy. Director Andrzej Sekula (Pulp Fiction (1994), Reservoir Dogs (1992), American Psycho (2000), Four Rooms (1995)) did an excellent job executing this masterpiece. I enjoyed this thrill-seeking movie immensely and is something that I have watched more than once. The movie does have blemishes/plot holes, but it does not take away from a great story that keeps you guessing.
Cube 2 starts with eight strangers who all have different skills packed into a square cube with six located on each side run by a dark Corporation for unknown reasons. The eight people are detective Simon (Geraint Wyn Davies), psychotherapist Kate (Kari Matchett), engineer Jerry (Neil Crone) who is the original designer of the doors, Mrs. Paley (Barbara Gordon) who is a teacher with Alzheimer’s, Sasha (Grace Lynn Kung) who is a blind girl, computer hacker/game developer Max (Matthew Ferguson), lawyer Julia (Lindsey Connell) and a general.
The cubes are bright white, and mathematical calculations are needed which makes this movie different from the previous film. The rooms in Cube appears and disappears almost instantaneous where gravity is tested as the Cube 2 is based on the idea of a 4th dimension. It is basically rooms that move between dimensions. The victims/captives began to encounter all types of quantum anomalies as the rooms work at variable speeds and interdimensional realities. They have one mission on hand, and that is to work quickly and safely together to solve the puzzle before more of them dies.
I thought that it was a brilliant concept to use a complex quantum theory, but the film ultimately suffers from bad CGI. All of the actors gave us a decent performance that was convincing and realistic. The special effects were on point as it was a treat to see all of the fantastic results. The editor did a fantastic job putting the film together, and the sound was magnificent and sent chills up my spine in certain scenes. Overall, Cube 2 ran at a good pace that was not slow or fast and was entertaining.
About Cube 2: Hypercube (2002)
Original Title: Cube²: Hypercube, Hypercube
Runtime: 94 minutes
Genre: Thriller, Sci-Fi, Mystery
Total Avg. Votes: 10
Writers: Sean Hood, Ernie Barbarash, Lauren McLaughlin
Director: Andrzej Sekula