Written By: Grave Reviews Staff
Horror/sci-fi movie, Cube
Director: Vincenzo Natali
Producer: Mehra Meh, Betty Orr
Screenwriter: Andre Bijelic, Graeme Manson, et. al.
Date Released: September 9, 1997
Maurice Dean Wint as Quentin McNeil
Nicole de Boer as Joan Leaven
David Hewlett as David Worth
Andrew Miller as Kazan
Nicky Guadagni as Dr. Helen Holloway
Wayne Robson as Rennes
Julian Richings as Alderson
Rating = 3.5/5 Graves
***May contain some spoilers***
The story is very fascinating. Six people wake up in a cube-shaped room, not knowing where they are or why they are there. Together they must try to escape what appears to be an endless maze, each room with a possible trap. This Sci-fi/horror film has a unique concept that leaves much mystery to the audience. Filled with deadly traps, the group comes across what appears to be a handicapped individual. However, his ability to compute mathematical equations comes becomes a helpful tool for their possible escape. From stories like Lord of the Flies, there is always one person who tries to turn the others against each other.
Cube (1997) offers an array of creative and unique scenes which portray blood, gore and severed body parts. In the film, Cube (1997), each room is devised of a particular trap which the protagonists have to overcome. In one room, for example, a wire fence comes down and slices a person in cubes in a grotesque way. However, Cube (1997) excels more at building suspense and anticipation in the viewers rather than excessive blood and gore. Nevertheless, there will be no shortage of the gore factor.
The Grave Review
There are three films in total. By far, in my opinion, the first one called “Cube” is the best. The acting is not great but the plot is refreshing. I can best describe this movie as a pre Saw movie. In this film, there are no villains, only the group to deal with the issues at hand. the premise alone made the film enjoyable. In addition, the vivid lights and colors made for an entertaining scenery. Overall, Cube is a good watch.
For the foregoing reasons, Grave Reviews gives Cube (1997) gives three and one-half graves of out five graves.
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