Keith Carmichael’s review published on Letterboxd:
Hooptober 7.0 film #5
Like everything you hated about Cube but squared.
Cube 2: Hybercube was the first of the Cube saga that I was exposed to (in the 7th grade). So yeah, I have a soft spot for this clearly not as strong as Vincenzo Natali's original. Luckily, I haven't seen this sequel in 13 years, so I had forgotten a lot of the twists - even if a lot of Cube 2 is just the first Cube on Novocain and if you watch them back-to-back, as I just did, it's a little easier to see where things are headed.
Plus, if you got hung up on prime numbers or those mathy factors in the OG Cube, you're in luck - Cube 2 requires none of that brain thinky stuff. You just have to get over the "you could stop at 5 or 6 stores" type acting.