It’s that time again. This time, however, is one of those that’s not Really a horror but still has that horror-feel to it at times. You guessed it, I’m talking about the 1997-classic Cube. André Bijelic, Graeme Manson and Vincenzo Natali (who also directed). This film has a rating score of 6.2 on Rotten Tomatoes and 7.4 on IMDB and how that high a score could even be a possibility for this movie…. it’s just beyond me.
The movie stars Maurice Dean Wint, David Hewlett, Nicole de Boer, Nicky Guadagni, Andrew Miller and Wayne Robson (and a very short-lived scene with Julian Richings) as total strangers who each of’em wakes up in strange rooms. Coming together as a group, they realize that some of the rooms are set with deadly traps of the weirdest kinds. The movie itself isn’t as interesting as that premise sets it up to be but it does have a few enjoyable twists and turns that would keep one interesting but merely taking an idea and throwing in a bunch of actors in it and then top it off with a very forgettable director… it’s not the way to make a good movie.
The actors (except for Wayne Robson and Julian Richings) are all lousy with overacting and they lack any kind of chemistry what so ever, which I feel is paramount for any actors in any movie, if it is to be any good. So, in conclusion, this is an hour and a half of my time I feel is wasted and another one for The Dump. So again, I’m leaving you with the trailer for its “sequel” (and I’m using that word rather lightly here), Cube 2: Hypercube, (which is pretty much the same movie but with a different set of actors, who are all a lot better at their jobs and a different and way more interesting cube) and these final words; If you want a Cube-experience, watch the “sequel” instead. And as for the rest of the weeks post, I’ll be going away a few days for business, so it may be that I don’t find the time to do’em. But don’t worry, if I don’t do them in time, I’ll cram them all in this weekend, so you will get the full 31-day throwdown! But until next time…. Stay away from Cube and you’ll be a better person in the end.