Cube

cube

Clueless as to how they got there or why they were chosen, six people are caught in a maze of interlocking cubes with no apparent way out.

Year: 1997
Certificate: 15
Director: Vincenzo Natali
Starring: Nicole de Boer, Maurice Dean Wint, David Hewlett, Nicky Guadagni, Andrew Miler, Julian Richings, Wayne Robson

Information Page: https://uk.newonnetflix.info/info/60027486

Imagine you wake up in an empty, cube-shaped room and you had no idea why. Now tag five friends from Facebook that would be with you and tell them they must share it too or they will die a horrible, painful death. This is how the classic 90’s horror/thriller film starts off – OK, maybe without the Facebook part; but it’s not far off!

From the opening scenes of “Cube” you quickly get a feel of what’s to come: a man wakes up in a cube-shaped room, he goes through a door into a different-coloured cube-shaped room. He triggers something and, bearing in mind we don’t do spoilers in our reviews, ‘something’ happens. This sets the tone for the rest of the film.

It’s not long until meet a few more people who happen to stumble across each other while passing through the rooms and you get the impression that they’ve been in their for some time. No one knows how they got there or who even operates this strange place – all they know is that they don’t want to be there and that some rooms are booby-trapped. Throughout the film friendships are build up but there’s also an element of cabin-fever starting to creep in. Can the members of the group trust each other?

The whole movie was filmed using a single 14ft x 14ft x 14ft set and the crew simply changed the colour of the walls to make each room look different. When you think about that you might think that it would be visually boring to watch, especially as there’s no night/day to show the passage of time. However, it is filmed with a good range of camera angles and edited with a variety of transitions so you never actually feel claustrophobic watching it.

It’s difficult to say much more about the film without doing spoilers, but “Cube” is a gripping film that will keep you hooked. There are some interesting character developments throughout the 90 minutes, plenty of gruesome scenes and some great performances from the cast. As the facts about the cube come to light, will the group manage to survive?

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