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Movie Series - Cube

Cube is a psychological horror/thriller series, spawned by the Canadian independent film feature "Cube," which centers around a group of prisoners, and their attempts to escape the eponymous "cube" of the series, which is composed of an incredibly large number of cubic cells, many of which are filled with arcane death traps. The following films reprise this premise, though with different variations on the Cube, its technology, and the reasons for its existence. The original Cube was released in Canada on September 9th, 1997.

Wikipedia Link: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cube_(film)
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1 When sequels were made Sequels were poorly made, original didn't need on
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2 Never Boned Still rocks.
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3 Day 1 Sucked from the start.
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1 The sequels were no half as good as the first, perhaps if they had kept the same simplistic quality, this series would not have jumped the shark. First, we get killer cube, next, a whole bunch of depressing "government-is-evil" fare, interpersed with drastically less cool traps and characters. -- Submitted By: (MrBriggsInc) on May 19, 2009, 8:56 am - (0 votes) - Login to Vote
2 The instant a sequel was made, the entire series boned the fish. Film directors, and film students of all genres should have a copy of this film series in their library. It so perfectly illustrates a number of concepts that film makers don't get: 1) Everything doesn't need a sequel. 2) Some questions are better left unanswered for the audience. 3) More money != (does not equal) better movie. The first movie almost qualified as a parable: the Cube was a setting, but also a faceless, nameless, anonymous character in the way the Starship Enterprise is both setting and character in its franchise. No explanation was given as to how it came to be, beyond hints that one of the prisoners was responsible for designing a part of it. This ambiguity of purpose, combined with the unavoidable and obvious lethal nature of the cube, was the centerpiece of the story: these prisoners were trapped in this gigantic, inescapable, death trap, that some of them in part helped to build, but no one was really responsible for. The very real possibility that not one single person knew the magnitude of the death trap that they had helped to create was a plot point that was far more interesting than the explanations for the cube that were given in the later films, partially because this sort of thing has happened in real life: individual members of an organization think they're just helping out the cause/just being human or normally bad and are no worse than any ordinary person, but together they create unspeakable evil, that no one or only a few high ranking members fully comprehend. None of this was certain, but the way it was handled gave one something to think about after the credits rolled, something that very few movies rarely do. The second and third cube movies devolved into cliche quickly. Cube 2 left questions unanswered, but they weren't interesting esoteric questions that added to the story imply by being left unanswered, rather plot threads were introduced that were simply left hanging. A plot point involving IZON was introduced, but no one is ever told exactly what IZON is, and the one person who goes survives to tell the tale is immediately executed upon escape, without explaining everything that was introduced before. The third movie just needlessly complicates the first movie, and while it is a decent stand alone feature, it shouldn't have been made in reference to Cube. So this movie boned on the first sequel. -- Submitted By: (castaghast) on April 29, 2009, 12:57 pm - (0 votes) - Login to Vote

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