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Cubeº: Cube Zero (2004)

Cube Zero (original title)
A young man whose job is to watch over the Cube endeavours to rescue an innocent woman trapped in one of its rooms.

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Ernie Barbarash

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Ernie Barbarash
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Zachary Bennett ... Eric Wynn
David Huband ... Dodd
Stephanie Moore ... Cassandra Rains
Martin Roach ... Robert P. Haskell
Terri Hawkes ... Jellico
Richard McMillan Richard McMillan ... Bartok
Mike 'Nug' Nahrgang ... Meyerhold
Tony Munch ... Owen
Michael Riley ... Jax
Joshua Peace ... Finn (as Josh Peace)
Diego Klattenhoff ... Quigley
Alexia Filippeos Alexia Filippeos ... Anna
Jasmin Geljo ... Ryjkin
Fernando Curcione Fernando Curcione ... Doctor
Flossie McKnight Flossie McKnight ... Female Doctor (as Araxi Arslanian)
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Storyline

Set before the events of the previous films. As group of strangers awaken with no memory to find they have been involuntarily placed in a maze containing deadly traps, a young man whose job is to watch over the Cube endeavors to rescue a woman trapped within.

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There must be an exit! See more »


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Rated R for strong violence/gore and some language | See all certifications »

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Country:

Canada | USA

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English | French | Spanish

Release Date:

22 February 2005 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Cube Ø See more »

Filming Locations:

Toronto, Ontario, Canada

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Budget:

CAD 1,200,000 (estimated)
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Dolby Digital

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Color

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1.85 : 1
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Trivia

The coffee mug on Wynn's desk says "Think Outside the Box". It can be seen when he is drawing the picture of Rains. See more »

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When Wynn says he can help the team avoid the traps of the cube, Rains pushes him back into the wall. On impact, you can see the supposedly metal wall behind him move. See more »

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[first lines]
Ryjkin: I hate this place.
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Zero the fish as himself See more »

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Message From Buddha
Performed by Norman Orenstein
Written by Norman Orenstein
Published by Norman Orenstein Music (Socan)
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Much, much better than I expected! (10/10)
8 January 2005 | by k70022See all my reviews

Summary: Cube Zero is all about going back to basics. Gore is back together with much darker atmosphere and (at least apparently) gone is all ambiguous silliness about alternative universes from Cube 2. (I did appreciate the idea but did someone really think it worked?)

Someone complained that this does nothing but recycle ideas of Cube 1 & 2. This couldn't be further from truth: I think the movie goes into a very interesting direction. The fact that the beginning is identical to Cube 1 is just a homage: I guess it tries to say that you should forget about Cube 2 at this point -- this is no PG ride. It "ignores" Cube 2 completely ("why" should be obvious after seeing the ending) and goes back to what worked in the original.

It would've been easy for this movie to be a complete disaster. The trailer certainly did not look as good as the movie ended up being. Sure, some performances aren't that great (but then again, look at Cube 1!) and some cgi seems to be recycled from Cube 1 (but then again, look at the budget!).

However, I think "Cube Zero" expands the "Cubeverse" in an interesting way and still keeps a lot of mysteries. ("Who *are* these people?") The ending itself is so great that if you liked Cube 1 at all, you should watch this movie.

Cube 2 certainly didn't give the viewer anything new except a silly ending that could mean anything. This one, on the other hand, is consistent with the premise of Cube 1 and just lays out some new rules.

A great ride with a very nice payoff! [10/10]


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