Cube Zero Review

cube zero reviewYear: 2004

Director: Ernie Barbarash

Summary (from IMDb): A young man whose job is to watch over the Cube, tries to save an innocent woman trapped in one of its rooms.

My Short Review: I was a big fan of the first Cube movie when it was out in 1997. I was 20 years old, went to the theatre to watch it and really enjoyed the ingenuity of the script. Keep in mind this was way before the Saw movies and other torture porn flicks with people trapped into deadly devices.

It felt fresh, was nicely shot despite a small budget and the acting was convincing. Everything that Cube Zero isn’t. The acting feels amateurish at best, the gore is plenty but pointless and the traps are more or less recycled from the other 2 Cube movies.

As for the script, they wanted to show scenes outside of the cube but there is nothing more boring than 2 guys in a surveillance room watching screens. All of the scenes outside the cube’s rooms are just slowing down the pace and the ones inside the rooms are just poorly shot, edited and acted.

I’d strongly suggest to stick with the original one and forget about the 2 follow-ups, especially this one.

My Rating: 3.5/10

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