Sunday, January 13, 2013

Cube (1997) review


I didn't know what to expect from this movie, but what I got was creepy and suspenseful, yet with some poor aspects.

PLOT:A cop named Quentin (Maurice Dean Wint), a doctor named Holloway (Nicky Guadagni), an engineer named Worth (David Hewlett), a student named Leaven (Nicole deBoer), an ex-con named Rennes (Wayne Robson), and a mental retard named Kazan (Andrew Miller) all find themselves in a cube-like torture chamber made up of thousands of different cube rooms with some being trapped and others being normal. Quentin takes the lead with Leaven decyphering the number clues discovered throughout, all while trying to keep Kazan under control as well as the others. All of these people must figure out how to get out of this cubed prison alive. It's a good plot executed decently.

ACTING:The acting in here was pretty mediocre overall. The performances weren't that bad when it first started out, but over time they just got worse. The worst of them were Maurice Dean Wint as Quentin and Nicky Guadagni as Holloway. I couldn't really stand their acting much in the latter half of the movie. The shiners would probably be David Hewlett as Worth, Nicole deBoer as Leaven, and Andrew Miller as Kazan.

SCORE:The score was alright, but nothing special. It didn't fully match the mood of the movie anyhow.

EFFECTS:The effects weren't too bad really. The bloody aftermath of some of the characters were pretty cool to watch, though not too realistic. The effects for some of the traps were pretty awesome too, whether CG or not.

OTHER CONTENT:This movie could have been better, but it wasn't that bad really. It was creepy, suspenseful, and very thought-out, but some major flaws aside from just the acting make it seem pretty sucky. The ending was pretty preposterous, I'd say. I'm not going to spoil it, but you would never expect it to end the way it did, and it just makes it far too ridiculous overall. Also, we never really got an answer of who was behind it all or why it's happening.

OVERALL,a good movie with a good plot, mainly mediocre acting, unfitting but unimportant score, cool blood effects and awesome CG effects, creepiness, suspense, and a lot of thought, but aside from the acting, the end was ridiculous and we never really tied up all the loose ends.

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