I told IMDB that I liked this movie, and it started recommending movies to me like “Sphere” and “Triangle” as if the only qualification was that I liked movies titled for shapes. That said, Triangle looks dope. (And NGL, Circle is very similar and will probably be up here eventually).
Cube is like the expanded Saw franchise without the gore. Before Saw 2, there were lots of cool indie sci fi films that asked what would happen if strangers (to each other and the audience) were in an unfathomable predicament and had to reason their way out. Cube is one of the best of these.
Six strangers wake up trapped in a seemingly endless maze filled with twists, turns and traps. Each stranger is attempting to reason why they have been selected for this deadly game and why they have been put near the others. If you’re like me, math stresses you out, so prepare to be stressed. The attempts to solve the cube are so frustrating for you and the characters, you’ll be scratching your head angry at every past high school math teacher for not making you care more.
Films like this are great because you never know who is telling the truth, it raises ethical questions of who’s lives matter most, and forces you to wonder how you would behave to stay alive.
A fun tidbit is that there is a sequal to this called “Cube 2: Hypercube” and a disappointingly named third called “Cube 0” as if no one noticed how good “Cube Cubed” would have been.
I recommend this for a rainy Sunday inside, which will hopefully happen at some point this sunny October, ammiright?
Great if you liked: Saw, Exam, Circle, Triangle, Identity, Coherence