Friday, October 12, 2007

Cube 2: HyperCube

Hypercube's IMDB Page

You mean like 'Beam me up, Scotty'?

Cube 2: Hypercube revisits the Cube franchise in the franchise driven horror genre. Once again a group of seemingly random people are abducted and put into a Rubik's-like cube that requires super-genius mind power to successfully escape from. This film remains true to the original title with some very similar stereotypes portrayed (a few geniuses, a strong female, a psycho), but it does introduce some original plot points that differ quite a bit from Cube. In this film everyone is still wearing their street clothes, there are weapons, the cube exists in the fourth dimension (which means that a lot of really weird things can happen, like time jumps and alternate realities), the rooms are bigger and all white, the doors are touch activated, and there is a heavier reliance on CG. CG can be alright when it doesn't make the film look like a video game. Unfortunately, in a post Matrix era, directors would rather render an image on their laptop than achieve the same effect with trick camera work, lighting effects, and modeling. This really takes away from the fear factor involved in horror movies. How may people fear getting decapitated by a clear, 3D polygon? Or a spinning collection of squares? There is a good amount of insinuated murder and carnage, but to really score well in the horror genre it could have used a more frightening villain. These things all make it a hard one to judge on the horror scale because it's not all that frightening, but it is kind of cool as a sci-fi government conspiracy story. They should rename it Cube 2: You Should Have Paid More Attention in High Shool Physics.

Cube 2: Hypercube's scores


2.5 Skulls


3 Laser Cannons

BigBoyMovieReviews Grand Total


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