Cube (1997)

Last Watch Date - August 20, 2023
Total Times Watched - Two?


I couldn't remember if I had seen this movie before, but starting it out things started to pop back into my memory. The biggest one was that Quentin was in Hedwig and the Angry Inch. You can see him briefly in the beginning of this excellent video. I should rewatch that movie.

I just went down a rabbit hole with Hedwig, so let me try to get back on track here. Cube. Yeah, let's say some things about that. The concept of it is nonsensical and hard to suspend disbelief for. Let's say you DO, though. I don't really understand the point of it unless these "creators" wanted to see if they could put a certain group of people together that could decode their little labyrinth. And if they did, why put them in separately with the threat of traps all over? I guess we'll never know.

From an acting standpoint, the Sarge from Hedwig and the Angry Inch (I just ordered this on blu-ray while rabbit hole-ing again between paragraphs) is so over-the-top that it's hard to watch. I understand he's trying to play a bit of a villain at times, but it's super corny. The other actors are pretty weak, but I'll throw the dude who played Worth under the bus here a bit as well. He was so lifeless and wooden that I thought scientologists would pop in to offer him a free 15-minute video. If you've lived in a major city with scientologists, you'll get that reference.

So we have a dumb concept and poor acting. I guess that means this movie sucks. WRONG! It's not bad actually. Though it does start to feel a bit long after an hour of basically the same things happening, it manages to keep things interesting enough that you don't want to turn it off entirely. I think the idea was to give them time to unravel, but being in that situation, you'd probably unravel quite quickly. Especially given the array of characters that were in it. 


If you haven't seen it, give it a watch. It's not amazing, but it's a worthwhile 90 minutes.

6 Traps out of 10