Cube (1997) is a psychological thriller in the sci-fi setting. It features mainly unknown actors, but you will probably recognize David Hewlett if you’ve seen Stargate Atlantis. The movie was directed by Vincenzo Natali.
Six different people, each from a very different walk of life, awaken to find themselves inside a giant cube with thousands of possible rooms. Each has a skill that becomes clear when they must band together to get out: a cop, a math whiz, a building designer, a doctor, an escape master, and a disabled man. Each plays a part in their thrilling quest to find answers as to why they’ve been imprisoned.
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First time I saw this movie is already quite some time ago, but I watched it many times after. I think I could say it’s a “cult” movie.
I thought it was quite brilliant – you follow a couple of people right after they have been imprisoned in these strange, futuristic looking boxes, cubes. The only way to escape… Well, they honestly have no clue. And there’s a catch (of course there is): all but one adjacent cube are set with deadly traps. The only way to recognize the right one? The one with only prime numbers…
I’m trying not too spoil too much, but this movie will definitely leave you wondering after it finished.
What would it be like to find yourself imprisoned in these cubes? What would it be like to not have any clue why you’re imprisoned, or how to get out?
What would it be like to know you should be able to get out, but have no idea how to?
Cube is absolutely haunting – the way the characters experience the ordeal is very extreme. The fear, paranoia and extreme tension keep you on the edge of your seat during the entire movie.
I seriously recommend this movie!