Cube, written by Andre Bijelic & directed by Vincenzo Natali was released in 1997amd stars David Hewlett, Nicole de Boer and Maurice Dead Wint.
The film is about a group of strangers who get placed in a maze of cubes that they must struggle to escape while evading deadly obstacles. That’s about it.
It’s like saw but without the lab rats who were thrown in were not put in for a significant reason. The crew of unfortuantes pull their heads together, kill each other off, and have brief bursts of psychosis while trying to get themselves trough.
The traps weren’t that intricate, or even that impressive, but they worked well to make the audience cringe. Some were painful, some were quick, some were just frightening. I do believe the acid to the face was probably my favorite.
The group needs to move from cube to cube to work their way out of the maze, but it takes them far too long to realize that the cubes are shifting as they’re moving through, and that they soon enough they end up in the same cube they started from. That’s right around the point they start to break. With that being said, watching their psychological struggles are far worse than watching anyone die. Or better. It depends on how you look at it.
It was entertaining, that’s for sure, and if you have even a touch f nerd in you, you're sure to appreciate it. It had its moments of actually making me care about the characters, and I may have even suspended my disbelief long enough to feel a slight twinge of panic. For that, I say well done.