Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Cube (1997)

4 / 5
Tagline: Fear...Paranoia...Suspicion...Desperation
Directed by: Vincenzo Natali
Written by: Andre Beijelic, Vincenzo Natali
Actors include: David Hewlett, Nicky Guadagni, Nicole De Boer
Genre: Horror, Thriller, Sci-Fi
Length: 90 minutes
Banned: Nope
Country: Canada

Actually this one was a nice little surprise thriller. Seven strangers wind up in this giant cube made up of other cubes and have to figure out why they are there. Each of the characters has something entirely different to offer that will assist them on their quest, but can they figure out what they must do before it's too late? That and some of the traps are booby trapped and some gruesome deaths occur (not a ton though...this is a thriller!). It's an interesting idea, executed quite well, and even better it actually explains as it goes. The big picture we aren't let in on, but by the second film you'll know all you need to and this on it's own is truly enough. Watch out for the sequels though, I honestly think the second one ruins just about everything this one set out to achieve.

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