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  The Film Asylum - Cube 2: Hypercube film review
Dimensions are an important element of this film with it's scientifically baffling talk of a mind numbing 4th dimension and the use of the blue print establishes this point even though, at the start of the movie, it is primarily a subconscious thing.
This is the films biggest crime and it is beyond me why the death traps have been removed in favour of a stupid 'entity' that appears to hunt it's pray without actually being the slightest bit exciting or thrilling to watch.
Technically, the film uses some very imaginative camera shots in an attempt to convey the feeling of an environment the has no real physical boundaries and with a continually shifting gravitational pull, the result is visually intriguing.
www.thefilmasylum.com /reviews/cube2/cube2.htm   (800 words)

  Cube film series - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Cube 2: Hypercube (2002) is a departure from the original.
The dusky, dingy rooms of the first film are replaced with high-tech, brightly-lit rooms, and the conventional technology of the original traps are replaced with computer-generated imagery of ultra-tech threats based on abstract mathematics.
Cube Zero (2004) is a prequel to Cube.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Cube_series   (385 words)

 Scifilm -- Reviews, CUBE 2: HYPERCUBE (2002)
The movie followed that cast as they dodged the Cube's fatal traps...as well as their own conflicted natures...and attempted to solve the mystery of what the Cube was and why they were there.
The enigma was never fully solved but CUBE emerged as a splendidly dark work of the imagination...a brain teaser in an era where movies seem to tranquilize the mind instead of stimulate it.
CUBE 2 is behind the 8 ball right away because it will NEVER recreate the exact same atmosphere of CUBE 1.
www.scifilm.org /reviews3/cube2.html   (1380 words)

 Classic-Horror Review of Cube (1997)
Cube, a 1997 film by Canadian writer/director Vincenzo Natale, was filmed on a single set, with a small cast, and a small budget.
But the audience can just as easily read Cube as an allegory of life: we don't know the reason or purpose, we are stuck here with strangers, and we have to find a way to make the best of it and cooperate if we want to survive.
But what really sets Cube apart from so much sci-fi drivel is that the director never forgets that while he can be as philosophical, and intellectual, and clever as he wants, the most important thing is to be entertaining.
classic-horror.com /reviews/cube.shtml   (441 words)

When it was announced that a third "Cube" film would be made, a prequel in fact, most of the fans of the original had good reason to be skeptical given the abomination that was the second entry.
Since the first "Cube" was based upon elaborate death traps and motivation of the characters what could a follow up film do but shamelessly repeat these themes unless it tried to do something completely different.
However while the sections with Wynn are offbeat and miles away from the other films the sections dealing with Cassandra as she and other survivors make their way through the cube are extremely similar to the first two installments.
www.filmthreat.com /print.php?section=reviews&Id=7276   (465 words)

 Cube review
Cube, is a gory sci-fi flick from Canadian Vincenzo Natali Vincenzo Natali: in the near future, a group of people find themselves closed in and trapped, without knowing why, in a cube made of cubic rooms (!!).
If the opening sequence as well as the premise of the film are strong, it rapidly turns into an execution of the character and also the spectator.
The film does however feature a real "tour de force".It manages to communicate the claustrophobia and horror to the audience, who feeling trapped, has but one obsession, to escape the theater room as quickly as possible.
www.plume-noire.com /movies/reviews/cub.html   (360 words)

 Compare Prices and Read Reviews on Cube 2: Hypercube at Epinions.com
The original film was about a bunch of people stuck inside what resembled a giant Rubik’s cube floating in space and how they used all kinds of advanced math and physics techniques to figure their way out of the puzzle.
The cube is designed with a countless number of identical square rooms with a door on each side, meaning there are six ways in and out of each room.
In this film, it begins showing a young girl with fleeting memories of being inside a lab before she wakes up inside the cube.
www.epinions.com /content_185823039108   (687 words)

 Scifilm -- Reviews, CUBE (1997)
CUBE is a Canadian SF flick that is a breath of fresh air in today's atmosphere of gung-ho space operas and easy-to-digest blockbusters.
CUBE is a film that does not underestimate the intelligence of its audience.
CUBE is also a film of tremendous suspense that will have you on the edge of your seat for its entire length.
www.scifilm.org /reviews2/cube.html   (1037 words)

 'Cube,' one predictably dull film
The low-budget Canadian horror film "Cube" so frequently pays tribute to or, more aptly, borrows heavily from the work of Alfred Hitchcock, George A. Romero and Wes Craven that it's astonishing how little it benefits from the wit, tension and style of the best work of those established masters of suspense.
As for the film's protagonists, the diverse bunch consists of a fl cop, a white psychologist, an autistic mental patient, a teenage math whiz and a brooding, mysterious architect.
The only genuine suspense in "Cube" comes late in the film's third act, as the histrionics and social commentary are temporarily cast aside and the characters finally pour all their attention into figuring out the puzzle of the cube.
www.usc.edu /student-affairs/dt/V135/N05/02-cube.05d.html   (644 words)

 Amazon.co.uk: Cube [1998]: DVD: Nicole de Boer,Nicky Guadagni,David Hewlett,Andrew Miller,Julian Richings,Wayne ...   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
I wish I'd watched this film years ago when it was first released, I think it would have been a very striking film to watch in the cinema, the film shown on a large screen would have given the audience more of a feeling that they were in the Cube with the characters.
However, I feel that trying to discover why these people are trapped is not the reason to watch the film, I didn't care why they were there because it was the interaction between the characters and their attempts to solve the puzzles and mazes that were the enjoyable factor.
The basic idea behind this film is good and probably strong enough to capture the viewers attention for the duration of the film.
www.amazon.co.uk /Cube-Nicole-Boer/dp/B00004L8JD   (1277 words)

 Amazon.com: Cube: DVD: Nicole de Boer,Nicky Guadagni,David Hewlett,Andrew Miller,Julian Richings,Wayne Robson,Maurice ...   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
We learn the intricately designed room is a cube, one of many, and each cube has six doors (one on each wall, along with the ceiling and the floor), each door leading to another cube.
The film offers little to nothing in the way of what the cube is, its' purpose, or why these individuals were chosen to be placed inside.
This is one of those films where all the interesting parts are right up-front, and the actual film is filled with stock characters, predictable plot points, cliched interactions and juvenile conspiracy theories.
www.amazon.com /Cube-Nicole-Boer/dp/B00008H2L0   (2112 words)

 Cube (film) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Much of the film's appeal lies in its surreal, almost Kafkaesque setting — no extensive attempt is made to explain what the cube in which the characters are confined is, or why it is created, or why the "inmates" were specifically selected to be imprisoned inside.
As the film transpires and he tries to take control of Leaven (who is generally seen as the most capable of the group) the character becomes more of a villain and is responsible for tearing the group apart.
She attempts to make a connection with Worth shortly before she tries to reach the outer wall when they are at the edge and is finally killed by Quentin there (realizing his change from hero to villain), having changed from the most unstable of the group to a pivotal element of calm that opposes Quentin.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Cube_(film)   (3431 words)

 Amazon.ca: Cube (Widescreen): DVD: Vincenzo Natali,Nicole de Boer,Nicky Guadagni,David Hewlett,Andrew Miller,Julian ...   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
The film is, in fact, similar to a famous episode of Rod Serling's old television series, though Natali's explanation for why these poor people are being put through hell is a lot closer to the spirit of The X-Files.
Cube has some solid moments of suspense and drama, and the sets are appropriately striking: one is tempted to believe at first the characters are lost inside a computer chip.
Cube is a penetrating sociological study of human hamsters in a giant maze -- how they address an unfathomable predicament, how they scrap to survive, and how they keep from cracking up, or fail in that regard.
www.amazon.ca /Cube-Widescreen-Vincenzo-Natali/dp/6305238065   (2092 words)

 Polarization Cube Isolators / Beam Displacers
A cube optical isolator is made of a narrow band thin film polarizing cube cemented to a quarter wave plate with its fast axis at 45 degrees azimuth to the output -p polarization of the cube.
A cube beam displacer is made of two narrow band polarizing cubes cemented to each other.
The reflected -s polarization from the first cube is reflected again by the second cube and exits parallel to the output -p polarization from the first cube.
www.klccgo.com /thinflmiso.htm   (509 words)

 Elcometer Coating Thickness - Film Application - www.paintmeter.com - Elcometer ® Distribution
Designed to be used with the Elcometer 5300 Linear Drying Time Recorder, the cube film applicator provides a thin film strip up to 1mm (40 mils) and is available as a single stripe applicator or as a 5 stripe version.
The baker film applicator is made of hardened stainless steel and has a cylindrical applicator body.
Films can be applied up to 6mm thick - the thickness being determined using the micrometric screws on the unit.
www.paintmeter.com /eng/elco/elco_film_application.html   (850 words)

 BBC NEWS | Entertainment | Film | Ice Cube wins minority film award
The New York festival is a showcase for minority films and he received his prize at a ceremony before the screening of his new film Barbershop.
Cube, as he prefers to be called, made his screen debut in John Singleton's Academy Award-nominated Boyz in the Hood in 1991.
His new film, Barbershop, is a comedy about a day at a barbershop on the south side of Chicago.
news.bbc.co.uk /1/hi/entertainment/film/2187194.stm   (731 words)

 Cube for PSP Review - PSP Cube Review
Cube's decent premise is diluted by its dull visuals and uninspired puzzles.
Instead, Cube is a puzzle game for the PlayStation Portable that has you moving a nondescript block around 135 abstract levels of varying degrees of difficulty.
In Cube, you control a transparent cube that can move in four directions, with one side always connected to a solid object like a block.
www.gamespot.com /psp/puzzle/thecube/review.html   (1162 words)

 Shared - Movies - Interviews - I - Ice Cube Xxx 050425
Against the advice of many, Cube decided to show a different side of life in South Central L.A. "It's definitely the film equivalent of 'It Was a Good Day,' " Cube says, comparing his comedic film "Friday" to his feel-good hit single.
Cube used the film's unexpected success to keep pushing away those who wanted to fence him in.
In the years that followed, Cube became a director ("The Player's Club"), a writer ("All About the Benjamins"), a critically acclaimed thespian ("Three Kings"), a sci-fi star ("Ghosts of Mars") and a bankable star of family fare ("Are We There Yet?").
www.mtv.com /shared/movies/interviews/i/ice_cube_xxx_050425   (1109 words)

 EI > Reviews > Cube 2: Hypercube (2003)
In Cube 2, we are introduced to Kate (Kari Mathcett) a psychologist, and Simon Grady (Geraint Wyn Davies) who may be a private detective looking for a girl abducted by the Cube.
In the first film, every room in the Cube was inhabited by some awful danger like fire or a razor sharp cutting net that sliced and diced all who enter.
In the first film, the hostages seemed to be able to think their way through.
www.einsiders.com /reviews/archives/cube2.php   (737 words)

 USATODAY.com - Ice Cube sizes up career   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
It is aimed squarely at a new Cube audience: 6- to 12-year-olds.
Profanity and violence often infused Cube's controversial lyrics as the frontman for NWA in the 1980s.
Cube Vision has several projects afoot, including records (Cube plans to work on a new album this year), TV programming and film.
www.usatoday.com /life/people/2005-01-19-ice-cube_x.htm?csp=34   (672 words)

 NPR : Hip-Hop Renaissance Man: Ice Cube
Fresh Air from WHYY, August 31, 2005 · Known today equally as a musician and actor, Ice Cube was born O'Shea Jackson.
Ice Cube's film debut came in 1991's Boyz n the Hood.
It's also responsible for the cult film Friday and its sequels, as well as Barbershop and Barbershop 2.
www.npr.org /templates/story/story.php?storyId=4824700   (198 words)

 Cube - Rotten Tomatoes
The claustrophobic film is inhabited by six uninteresting individuals who'd have you climbing the walls in 90 minutes, much less an Sartrian eternity, and in fact the movie provides its own evidence of this.
Cube is a film boxed in by its own intriguing central premise.
CUBE Review Rating: 4.8/10 Rated: R Genre: Horror/Action My Grade: C- "Cube" is a film I've been wanting to see for ages, but have never gotten...
www.rottentomatoes.com /m/cube   (565 words)

 Horror Bob Presents: The Horror Review - Horror Bob's Review of Cube Zero (2005)
"Cube Zero" take you both inside the cube and behind the scenes, which I believe helps the trilogy stay fresh, one of my complaints about Cube 2: Hypercube is that it was much like the first one.
The Acting is so-so, I mean the film had to of had a lower budget than the first two films, and the film is pretty much a bunch of no name actors.
Overall not a bad film at all I enjoyed it to a certain extent there were times I felt the film was getting slow, but when I saw the ending and how it relate to the other films I was satisfied.
www.horrorreview.com /2005/cubezero.html   (430 words)

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"Cube" is a feature-length film about six people who wake up one day to find themselves trapped in a bizarre maze constructed from cube-shaped rooms, each with a hatch on every side (including floor and ceiling) which leads to another room.
Reading this marker sequence on a room blows a diesel-train-sized hole in her current theory that The Cube is 26 rooms in each dimension, however Leaven merely quips that it's odd, and moves on.
I have no doubt that the creators of "Cube" took their ideas to be verified and expanded upon by a mathematician who knew what he was talking about (in fact, the commentary track alludes to a working 5x5x5 room computer model constructed by David Pravica; I'd love to see that!).
www.geocities.com /denkinezuji/cubemath.html   (2247 words)

 'Cube': No Maps, Compasses or Faith
Soon he discovers that what he's in is a gigantic maze of interlocking cubes, that he has six other equally clueless souls for company and that since there's no food or water they had all better figure out how to get out of there fast.
The weakness in "Cube" is the dialogue, which sometimes turns remarkably trite.
Vincenzo Natali, the film's fledgling director and co-writer, has delivered an allegory, too, about futility, about the necessity and certain betrayal of trust, about human beings who do not for a second have the luxury of doing nothing.
partners.nytimes.com /library/film/091198cube-film-review.html   (504 words)

 Player with Attitude - Film - www.theage.com.au
Fifteen years later, Cube has managed to strike a kind of bargain with Hollywood - he's a high-profile actor and a significant player behind the scenes, creating two successful film franchises with the Friday ghetto comedies and the gentler Barbershop movies - but the fire still burns.
Cube chuckles softly at his last comment, but the film industry has been paying attention to him since his first film role in John Singleton's 1991 debut Boyz N the Hood.
Cube's film career, on both sides of the camera, took off quickly after his first on-screen appearance, with the rapper quickly accumulating credits as a writer, director, producer and all-round movie mogul after he established his production company, CubeVision.
www.theage.com.au /news/Film/Player-with-Attitude/2005/04/28/1114635687844.html?oneclick=true   (1387 words)

 moviefans.de !!! Cube...
I certainly have several ideas for future Cube films, but hopefully someone else will be able to keep the franchise alive long enough for me to return to it after a nice long hiatus away.
A key crew-member of Cube 2 confirms the fact that Lions Gate Films (who bought the rights for the Cube sequel from The Feature Film Project in Canada) are holding all rights to Cube sequels as well as all Cube prequels.
Fansite cube zitiert Constantin Film (Filmverleih von CUBE): "Was CUBE 2 angeht: leider war CUBE überhaupt kein Erfolg in den deutschen Kinos, daher werden wir höchstwahrscheinlich auch nicht das Sequel verleihen." - Immerhin...
www.moviefans.de /a-z/c/cube   (1454 words)

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