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Cube²: Hypercube (2002)

Cube 2: Hypercube (original title)
Eight strangers awaken with no memory, in a puzzling cube-shaped room where the laws of physics do not always apply.

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Andrzej Sekula

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Sean Hood (story), Sean Hood (screenplay) | 2 more credits »
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Cast overview:
Kari Matchett ... Kate Filmore
Geraint Wyn Davies ... Simon Grady
Grace Lynn Kung ... Sasha
Matthew Ferguson ... Max Reisler
Neil Crone ... Jerry Whitehall
Barbara Gordon Barbara Gordon ... Mrs. Paley
Lindsey Connell ... Julia
Greer Kent Greer Kent ... Becky Young
Bruce Gray Bruce Gray ... Colonel Thomas H. Maguire
Philip Akin Philip Akin ... The General
Paul Robbins Paul Robbins ... Tracton
Andrew Scorer Andrew Scorer ... Dr. Phil Rosenzweig
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Eight strangers find themselves waking up in a strange cube-shaped room with no recollection of how they came to be there. Soon discovering that they're in a strange fourth dimension where our laws of physics don't apply, they have to unravel the secrets of the "hypercube" in order to survive... Written by Anonymous

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Rated R for language, some violence and brief nudity | See all certifications »

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Country:

Canada

Language:

English

Release Date:

15 April 2003 (USA) See more »

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Los Angeles, California, USA See more »

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Dolby Digital

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1.85 : 1
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Kari Matchett and Geraint Wyn Davies previously appeared together in the TV series "Forever Knight" (1992-1996). See more »

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Jerry's watch has a different serial number than the watch they find in one of the rooms. This might not be a true continuity error, because in a parallel universe his wife might have got him another watch from the same brand and series. See more »

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[first lines]
Colonel Thomas H. Maguire: [Maguire opens the portal to a new room, but ignores the room to look at the sides of the portal] Numbers. Where's the goddamn numbers?
[the portal closes before he can decide what to do]
Colonel Thomas H. Maguire: Oh God, oh God. There has to be something.
[He opens the briefcase, but it does not hold whatever he was looking for]
Colonel Thomas H. Maguire: Oh, shit. Goddamn it! Goddamn it! I mean, they're my numbers! Damn. Don't I at least get a shot at my numbers, you stupid fucks? I want a chance! God. I want a chance. God. I want a ...
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You still have to watch it!
31 July 2003 | by red_zebra2See all my reviews

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. Yes, the characters are rather stereotypical, and basically imported directly from Cube 1, but there is enough mystery about some of them to make you wonder about their real motives and/or origins. I personally think the effects and visuals (the cube) look wonderful. But maybe it's just cos I was brought up on things like Doctor Who and Blakes 7!

The mathematics and physics behind the cube remain intriguing throughout the film, as you gradually learn how the work in the cube. My interest was retained despite the fact that I was already very familiar with the concept of a 4-dimensional cube (`hypercube') and some theories about how they might `appear' to someone inside them. On the other hand, maybe this is why I was intrigued - to see how they translated these theories into a film (answer: very intelligently). I think that the script writers managed very well to combine interesting evolving inter-personal dynamics with the bizarre realities of physics (time and 4 dimensions).

Although the film was very similar in some ways to Cube 1, it was cunningly different in others. 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. I am somewhat ambivalent about the ending. I think it was acceptable, if you caught what happened exactly (I've only seen one review here (Sareji's) which seemed to actually catch what happened at the end), but as others have pointed out, it lacks the much deeper and fascinating metaphorical meaning about society and individual responsibility.

Although slightly flawed, this is an intelligent and unusual film, and, I think, deserves to be seen, but only after Cube 1, because it plays with some of the viewers expectations, and extends on many of the ideas of the first film.


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