Review: Cube 2: Hypercube (2002)

Cube 2: Hypercube (2002)

Directed by: Andrzej Sekula | 95 minutes | science fiction, horror, thriller | Actors: Geraint Wyn Davies, Kari Matchett, Matthew Ferguson, Neil Crone, Barbara Gordon, Lindsey Connoll, Grace Lynn Kung, Greer Kent, Bruce Gray, Philip Akin, Paul Robbins, Andrew Scorer

In ‘Cube’ (1997) we saw a group of six people awaken in cube-shaped spaces. The sequel to this, ‘Cube 2: Hypercube’, starts in the same way, only the number of people has increased. Eight strangers come together in one room. They all do not know how they ended up in the “hypercube”. During the film they find out that they are all somehow connected to a well-known American company called Izon, which makes weapons. Although the goal is to unravel the secret through cooperation, the different characters of the characters prove to be a stumbling block.

The cube in the first part is three-dimensional. Now this cube appears to have a fourth dimension, which cannot be explained rationally. This means that the events in the various rooms take place at different times. So the main characters appear more than once. So it may be that the main character is still alive in one dimension and already dead in the other.

The filmmakers have added this original aspect to the film and left out the gory horror aspect from the first part, making ‘Cube 2: Hypercube’ more of a psychological thriller than a horror film. In itself this is a huge improvement. Add to that the better acting performances and the film now remains exciting until the end. The viewer is much better in the story and empathizes with the ups and downs of the main characters. The characters come to life. The only drawback is that the camera is occasionally visible because the connecting doors between the various rooms are glossy black. Apart from this minor flaw, ‘Cube 2: Hypercube’ is a film that you should see just for its originality and its adaptation.

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