The past, present and future of the CubeSat microsatellite technology is explored, with a particular emphasis upon the efforts of venturing beyond our own world by the Center for Advanced Energy Studies by Idaho National Laboratory.
Eight candidates for a highly desirable corporate job are locked together in an exam room and given a final test with just one question. It seems simple yet confusing that soon, tensions begin to unravel.
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.
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 »
When Haskell falls feet-first from one cube to the one below it, Wynn says, "There's no way he could have survived that," and he turns out to be correct. However, earlier in the film, Meyerhold makes the same fall head-first, and is able to stand and operate without apparent injury (except for a giant wound on the side of his face). See more »
I was one of the enthusiasts of the original. It seemed a clever solution to one of filmdoms most persistent challenges: how to stage drama.
Noir is our most basic cinematic model. The core of noir is a universe where capricious fate toys with human destiny in cruel and arbitrary ways. "Cube" cleverly merged a modern noir vision with a solution to the staging problem.
Then along came the sequel which had no understanding of what made the original appealing and important. They turned it into a conventional government plot thriller with all the baggage that carries. Along the way, they introduced some pseudomathematical notions that were bizarre.
If there is anyone on the planet that would know how such a government program would work, it would be me. I wrote a comment about this which triggered a couple dozen messages among the editor of a film magazine, myself and the original author of "Hypercube."
As it happens, the original script was more true to what made the first one work, but it was coopted and changed by the same hack behind this.
So once again, here we have some sort of evil experiment by some agency. In the last one, that was actually a major weapons company. The one clever idea is similar to "Saw," where we watch the watchers of watchers watch. This folding is supposed to impute an evil to us that we see in the maniacal Dennis Hopper impersonator.
One of the intermediate watchers draws comics. This is textbook folding. Not clever, not worthy.
Ted's Evaluation -- 1 of 3: You can find something better to do with this part of your life.
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