hmm...I think it laid good groundwork for 'Saw' which clearly draws a lot of its inspiration from this film but elaborates and executes much more successfully. there's very little thrill or suspense here except for one or two scenes. a lot of bad acting, corny writing and an ending that'll confirm that waste-of-time feeling you'd felt for the last 90 minutes!
I like the original concept about an advanced surrealistic prison movie. It manage to be an intelligent film and has some logic to it's extreme death traps, but some pigheaded whining characters ruin the film and film is a lot better when it let the characters co-operate to try get out of the cubic maze. The ending may also disappoint some people as it doesn't give all the answers.
50/100 (Fikir ilginç olabilir. Ancak vasat yönetmenliğin, korkunç efektlerin, bi kaç mantık hatası ve en önemlisi izleyenin bile utanacağı oyunculuklar ile kesinlikle bu puanların filmi değil. Çok amatör. Merak duygusu üst düzeyde, konu akıyor doğru ama bunun için ilahlaştırmanın bir manası yok. )
Delightfully low budget in a way that forces the filmmakers to rely on the strength of the concept alone. The limited locations makes the characters sense of isolation the viewers as well. Tightly unfolding and thoughtfully wrought. It’s ability to double as a philosophical parable for life in society or in some fatalistic spiritual reality expands it’s ideas beyond the film itself.
These 'Cube' movies make me think of Jean-Paul Sartre. Of course. No exit. This is a movie that uses real math, and that means prime numbers. It's a puzzle movie in trying to figure out how not to die a horrible death, and get out. It might be the best of the trilogy because it's original. Also, it has David Hewlitt who was so good in Stargate: Atlantis.
This movie ranks up there with the best of those types of films where characters are stuck in a world they have to figure out and then escape from. It is literally like Stanley Kubrick stylistics, "The Maze Runner" and "Brake" all had a lovechild and this is what came out. Personally, I think it's a brilliant idea and incorporating complex math made it all the more smart. The acting, visuals and story are all solid.
The lack of gore kills feels more like a budgetary concern than an aesthetic one, but it works for focusing the narrative on the characters as they introduce, redeem and deteriorate. An ending that I found to be slightly too pointlessly mean spirited is the only thing keeping this from a fav.
This is a really good Canadian horror film, with well cast actors, and a fantastically interesting situation. You wake up in a complex of differently coloured cubes, a door on all 6 walls in every cube in the complex. Some rooms are safe, some are booby trapped.