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Cube: The Series- a lengthy detailed review

Cube: The Series- a lengthy detailed review

dk

Nov-29-2017 11:22 PM

Cube is a pretty cool concept. For those who may not have seen it and may want to, here is an excruciatingly long typical dk review:

Watch Cube.

You can watch Hypercube if you want, but it is understandable if you give it a pass.

Watch Cube Zero.

Interestingly, Cube Zero is a prequel, but I find it better to watch after Cube. The ending of Zero is a big reason why.

Cube fans, weigh in spoiler free if possible.

9 Responses to Cube: The Series- a lengthy detailed review

MU/TH/UR

Nov-30-2017 9:17 AM

Cube is one of those movies i want remade with a high budget. The possibilities are infinite.

ScorpioStar

Nov-30-2017 10:42 AM

The first time I watched THE CUBE I was ten (give or take) years younger. The simple reminescence of it still makes me shiver after all these years (yep, give or take, the exact amount of years doesn't count anymore...)

;)

ScorpioStar

Nov-30-2017 10:45 AM

@dk,

As for the movies we watch... :)

Svanya

Nov-30-2017 11:21 AM

Moved this to sci-fi movies for ya.

dk

Nov-30-2017 12:07 PM

I thought the minimalist and stark look added to the movie. May have been good for the budget too. They may have had only a few rooms to adjust and some CGI for outside the cube. l

I Raptus

Nov-30-2017 12:19 PM

I think my Avatar sums up my love for this franchise :)

 #KeepTheRociFlying

dk

Dec-01-2017 1:19 AM

IRaptus Indeed. I really liked that character.- smarts, wit, treachery. I would like to hear about your opinion on how to view the series. I would discard Hypercube. Would you rather see the movie for the first time seeing the savant created and getting it later, or seeing the savant later and then saying- OH! THAT's how it happened? IMO, I like seeing Cube first and then Zero.

I Raptus

Dec-01-2017 4:24 PM

I agree it works best viewing Cube -> Cube Zero. I think you need to see the inside workings of the cube before you see it from the button pushers perspective. It also makes the big twist to a certain character all the more shocking in retrospect.

The best thing about the first film was how purposeless and ambiguous the Cube was. A secret government project whose construction and design was departmentalised and just continued to grow into this insidious machine with no real function. Much like the Alien, you have to ask who would make such a thing? In this case it is humanity's paranoid nature and greed. 

This is an accident, a forgotten, perpetual public works project. You think anybody wants to ask questions? All they want is a clear conscience and a fat paycheck.       

This may be hard for you to understand, but there is no conspiracy. Nobody is in charge. It, it's a headless blunder operating under the illusion of a master plan. Can you grasp that? Big Brother is not watching you.

^Sums up the film the best.

It is a frightening look into a society which doesn't ask questions. It is quite easy to see something like happening!!! Everyone has their head glue to their smartphone screens, just there for the paycheck. Easy to look the other way etc!

 

Hypercube is a take it or leave film, the idea of a 4 dimensional tesseract cube seemed like a cool expansion for a sequel, but it didn't work and it was written poorly, and executed even worse.

It tried to give the Cube an agenda and purpose which goes against what the other films do. 

The cube is the ultimate example of ambiguity done well.   

 #KeepTheRociFlying

dk

Dec-01-2017 5:52 PM

IRaptus Well put and thank you. I also think it was well put about a conspiracy. Basically, everyone does their job while not knowing what others are doing. It works out appearing like a conspiracy but there isn't one. 

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