Cube 2: Hypercube (2002)
Written By: Grave Reviews Staff
Director: Andrzej Sekuła
Producer: Ernie Barbarash, Peter Block
Screenwriter: Sean Hood
Date Released: July 29 2002
Kari Matchett as Kate Filmore
Geraint Wyn Davies as Simon Grady
Grace Lynn Kung as Alexandra Trusk
Neil Crone as Jerry Whitehall
Matthew Ferguson as Max Riesler
Lindsey Connell as Julia Sewell
Rating = 2.5/5 Graves
***May contain some spoilers***
Seven complete strangers find themselves in a cube-like infrastructure which ends up being what is known as a hypercube. As the group travels through each room, they are challenged with different elements such as a change of gravity, a change of time and even a parallel universe. As the group gets to know one another, they find out that they may have helped contributed to the cube’s design and creation. Together, they must try to escape and survive the cube.
Cube 2: Hypercube (2002) generally incorporates very little gore. In comparison to the first Cube film, Cube 2 was somewhat disappointing as it did to show the unique death sequences as did its predecessor. In addition, most of the gore was reliant on computer graphics and 3D imagery rather than prosthetic or special effect blood and gore.
The Grave Review
Cube 2: Hypercube (2002) takes the premise of the first film and creates an expansive hypercube. This hypercube creates parallel universes and time and gravity changes. The film was more grounded in science fiction that dealt with 4th dimensions and alternative universes rather than horror. In fairness, the horror was the fact that the group was stranded in this contraption, but many of the concepts felt complex and unrealistic.
As stated in the “Gore Factor” Cube 2 did not have the same vibe as its predecessor. In the first film, each room had its own unique deadly trap. However, in this film, the threat came more from these other time and gravity elements. The concept felt a little forced and didn’t hold true to the concept of the Cube series. Even the “twist” at the end was not much of a twist, which was ultimately the meaning of the number, 60659.
Nevertheless, the actors performed well in their respective roles. Some of the acting was a little corny but otherwise bearable. Taking the film in totality, the film was entertaining, but the first Cube in the series out shined this one.
For the foregoing reasons, Grave Reviews gives Cube 2: Hypercube (2002) two and one-half graves out of five graves.
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