Cube 2: Hypercube

Cube 2: Hypercube ★★½

The first Cube is such a clear hit for me, thanks to its simple but fascinating concept (watching this series now, it’s so clear what an influence this must’ve had on Saw) but there is still a question whether the same thing works a second time around. On a pure conceptual level, Cube 2: Hypercube is still pretty fun with some added mindfuck by a fourth dimension playing into things. Sadly, this sequel settles with the most basic character-dynamic and fails to make its archetypes engaging. And the thing is, this film only has its characters and its concept, where only one of the halves works. So for every fun twisty turn of dimensions, you’ll have to suffer through an uninteresting story with roughly sketched characters making for a disappointing follow-up.

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