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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

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 ... 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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What you saw before was beyond imagination... Now within the universe of possibilities, lies another reality, where time and space converge. See more »

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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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Filming Locations:

Los Angeles, California, USA See more »

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Dolby Digital

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1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Used a similar staging method as the first film. The Cube was a single set consisting of identical panels for the walls and the floor (in some shots it was a green screen). For the previous movie, the crew clamped large lighting gels to the outer frame of the set so they could change the color scheme, but the all-white high-tech color scheme of this film simplified the lighting, and all they had to do to change the set in regards to what room they wanted to depict was to write on the walls with a grease pen and position certain props necessary to the plot. Some shots required the use of a green screen, especially when any door was opening. Some scenes used a full box to depict the room, but it was always the same set, just modified with extra panels. 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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Hyperdense Hypercube. What is the plot again?
2 May 2005 | by SerataSee all my reviews

So the math took a backseat to the first movie. This one, however, is all about the completely ridiculous result of what happens when you build a hypercube. Where did the simplicity go? Where's the magical screen writing that made the first so excellent? Fans of the first one absolutely should see this movie, you'll be pleasantly surprised at the new things Hypercube throws at you. Literally throws at you, in fact. And throws at the seven new characters.

But where did it go wrong? The opening sequence is nothing short of the greatest moment the Cube series has ever seen. Draws you straight into the action, even if the first actor is bad at falling... up. From that point on, the characters take a seat and move along with a poor attempt at additional plot. We don't ever get any insight into character motive, as we did in the first movie. This person goes insane... wait, explain that one again? In addition to no character motive, the characters are completely static. 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. Even more, the Cube's logical image has been destroyed, replaced by this machine gone horribly wrong in the fourth dimension.

The best part of the film is how it continually keeps you on your feet, long after you've seen it. What gave me hope for Lion's Gate was the frightening beginning and the fantastic ending. I'm still plagued by social, theoretical and mathematical problems posed in this second installment, and the ending will not disappoint. However, for those looking for intelligent theoretical sci-fi, I would look to the first, and watch it perhaps a second time.


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