When 6 strangers wake up together in a network of rooms they refer to as “the cube,” they must work together in order to get out. If finding their way through the maze wasn’t hard enough, some of the rooms have deadly traps that will kill.
Cube is a peculiar movie. It has great elements of a suspenseful horror movie but the acting is sooooo bad that it detracts from the tension. Made back in 1998, I can get past the cheesy special effects and the lack of imagination in the different rooms (they just use different colors), but the acting… Jeez. Although, there is a good reason for the horrible acting. There is not 1 remotely well known person in this movie, not even someone starting out that became well know. They are all no-name actors who just so happen to be in this movie.
If you can get past the bad acting and the semi-decent special effects, Cube is a decent horror movie. It provides suspense, interest, claustrophobia, and most of all, entertainment. The ending was a let down of sorts, in my opinion, but I can get over that fact because there isn’t much to invest here. At the end of the day, for hardcore horror fans, Cube is one that you should check out because it offers ideas that aren’t typically seen in “mainstream” films. Starring Andrew Miller, David Hewlett, Julian Richings, Maurice Dean Wint, Nicky Guadagni, Nichole de Boer, and Wayne Robson.
6/10 Stars – Not the greatest horror film I’ve ever seen, but it was interesting and suspenseful for what it is and when it was made.