Since most reviews here are damningly negative of Cube 2, I feel I have to post one opposing view, just so that possible fans won't skip this film altogether. In one simply fascinating scene, one of the characters opens a door and sees them-self staring back. In addition to no character motive, the characters are completely static. The actors feel slightly more professional this time, but the characters are carbon copies of the previous ones - so what's the point really? And there are some funny moments in this one. This time there were ten people in the cube except they only focused on six of them. There seems to be no pattern, like in the first one, so how are these people supposed to get out? Instead, some rooms have a cube that attacks you don't ask , some have gravity reversed, and time means nothing.
The opening sequence is nothing short of the greatest moment the Cube series has ever seen. It is just telling it how it is. Poor acting, poor story and a cheap set equals bad movie. Sure that movie was horrid too, but it made money. I wasn't impressed by the first Cube.
I heard this was more of a remake than a sequel, but actually it's a straight-out sequel. It was a psychological thriller trying on the Science Fiction coat, and it worked to perfection. Bu fizik tanımaz yapıdan dışarı çıkmak için odalar arasındaki geçişleri kullanmaya başlarlar ama her oda birbirinden tehlikeli sürprizleriyle onları beklemektedir. But watching his former partner want to destroy the cube as waste material, Eric decides to help to save the girl and to give a chance for the future, which he himself is not. The special effects are a bit 'clean' looking, but very smart.
If you want to really watch it, watch it before seeing the original or not back-to-back, the differences will be quite startling. That title is terrible but I placated myself with the idea that a Hypercube is actually a real theoretical mathematical construct. Virtually a scene-by-scene remake of the original Cube, Hypercube offers little that's new. In attempts to make it more uncrackable they made it more absurd. After all, they will have the same role as that of the rest who are in Cuba.
Therefore there is no real goal. It's good because: it's broadly similar to Cube, which was excellent. The cube itself was a suped up version of its predecessor and it wasn't any better. The story gives you no reason to care for them. But maybe it's just cos I was brought up on things like Doctor Who and Blakes 7! Not once does it fall together so that a simply answer can be arrived at that will explain everything, and instead, it just chooses to get more and more incoherent ending up being way too complicated for its own good.
It's not claustrophobia, but the idea of anything happening in a hypercube. As one character points out, the amount of possible rooms in a Hypercube is infinite. Where did the simplicity go? Also, the end was truly bad and pointless to the film. The characters don't need each other to escape. That it wasn't some misjudged attempt at a catchy title.
I'm still plagued by social, theoretical and mathematical problems posed in this second installment, and the ending will not disappoint. The real beauty for me was that you never knew or got to know the why, where, or who in the first movie. Instead we get some increasingly dodgy rantings about forth dimensions. Fans of the original might like it, but it only has to be the most forgiving fans to do so. And to add injury to insult - there are some really bad computer effects in this one, the kind that just takes you right out of the film. For example, the numbers identifying the rooms, vital to the progression of the first film, were in some ways a red herring in the second.
Cube2 enters the full realm of Science Fiction and immediately trips and falls flat on it's face. Cube 2 is the exact same thing, except not as good. There was the misplaced alpha male, Simon Geraint Wyn Davies , who is only there to create conflict. Gone are the numerous, and quite cool, traps from the original, replaced here with a trap that will spring only if too much time is spent in a room rather than being the structure of the room itself, and in their place is a much too talky, confused, and poorly written movie. It was a complete waste for this film to even have been made. Trying to determine a way out of the structure, they find it is a series rooms with weird numbers scratched all over the walls.
Unless you had seen the first movie and were actually expecting focus on character archs, you would find yourself thinking how terribly predictable the characters are. Literally throws at you, in fact. It's a compulsively fascinating moment that works quite effectively for it's creativity. None of the simplicity is left. Küpün içinde 8 kişi daha vardır.
Here, it seems like everyone was involved somehow. Although the film was very similar in some ways to Cube 1, it was cunningly different in others. Wanting to correct an injustice, he goes deeper into the cube, despite the danger of death. Another scene shows on of them stabbing a character in the eye, only to then turn around and encounter them on the other side of the room a moment later, having aged several years and seeking revenge. Although no one liked the sequel, I'm sure Jonathon Lynn is proud that The Whole Nine Yards got a sequel somehow. I guess that's for people who see sequels before the originals. On top of that the story tries to put a face on who is behind these experiments: The Izon Military Corp.