Sunday, June 11, 2006
"Cube 2: Hypercube" review
Cube 2: Hypercube (2002)
Directed by Andrzej Sekula
Writing credits Sean Hood
Kari Matchett.... Kate Filmore
Geraint Wyn Davies.... Simon Grady
Grace Lynn Kung.... Sasha
Matthew Ferguson.... Max Reisler
Ah, the Hypercube. It's a place where anything can happen. Logic means less than nothing. Physics mean squat. I've seen many B-movies stuck in a Hypercube. This was the first one to admit it.
A bunch of people end up in Hypercube land and start squabbling. Lots of squabbling. They're all somehow connected to Cubeville. Why? What do they know? What is a Hypercube? What the heck does a Hypercube do? Why can't people get along in pressure situations? These and other questions will be bouncing around your brain.
This is the kind of flick that's trying to teach you something about physics but has no idea what it's talking about. You'll just have to go along with its hyper attitude. I was starting to get interested in it. But when I realized that anything can happen to anyone at any time, I knew I was in for a series of "cool" hyper effects as the nitwits opened every subsequent panel door. There should have been some logic to the proceedings. How in the heck am I going to get interested in their plight when nothing these people do will make a difference since spastic cube can do whatever it wants? I have a headache now.
I did like one aspect of the movie though. In the middle of the flick, the group runs into a girl wearing a great red dress. Her flowing red dress against the white cube wall was a cool sight to see. I thought she was going to have more to do with the mystery of the cube than she did. The bright red was glaring at me to watch out for her. Alas, like so much in this Hypercube, it was a false alarm.
SCORE: 1.5 out of 4 red dresses in a white cube