In a massive, mysterious chamber, fifty strangers awaken to find themselves trapped with no memory of how they got there. Every two minutes, one of them must die… Executed by an electrical pulse generated from a source within the chamber.
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What a stupid plot to put together. This Cube cousin has nothing going on, really: it's a low budget sci-fi without any really good twist besides the fact of trapping 50 people on a Tron-like living room. Every single thing is so fake, and why putting the dumbest people alive on the same film seemed a nice idea? They should make a Philosophical version of it: I'd pay to watch Nietzsche finger-kill Freud or Plato.
You can get this same experience: On public transport or watching Big Brother or attending A&E Friday night or shopping on Christmas Eve or buying petrol during a petrol shortage or boarding at an Easyjet gate.
Vengono mostrati i lati migliori e peggiori dell'umanità, facendo emergere un ritratto abbastanza pessimista. L'idea di base era buona, ma il gioco alla lunga stanca, per via della sua ripetitività e di personaggi al limite del macchiettistico. Discrete fasi finali, parte centrale diluita. Rapporti fra i personaggi stereotipati e senza la giusta forza. La regia è basilare, ma riesce ad ambientare tutto in una stanza.
A fun gimmick that doesn't go anywhere pass the surface level. It's a neat idea and gets points for being a low budget indie with big aspirations. One of the problems with having 50 characters is that the performances are going to be a mixed bag. You never really care about anyone but there are some good surprises along the way. It gets old quick but will keep you guessing until the end.