Cube 2: Hypercube is not as good as the original Cube. I loved the first one, it is easily in my top 100 movies. This, on the other hand, is not even scratching my top 100,000 movies. Convoluted and too smart for its own good is a good way to describe this sci fi/horror with a Tesseractic honeycomb as the killer. (Thank you Wikipedia)
I didn't much like the acting in this movie, especially from the supposedly senile and babbling Mrs. Paley. I didn't find myself much caring about the back story to who made the cube either. Hackers, Mathematicians, The Government... who cares really? This is just another series of movies that didn't need to be made. They could of just stopped with the first movie, that's really the best one.
What we have here is just primarily the same story as the first. A bunch of people wake up in a cube and they don't know how they got there. Slowly they start to put the pieces together in this deadly puzzle and they begin to figure out who is behind this crazy cubeness!
I didn't like this one, I do like 4th dimensional talk and whatnot but this movie was out of control. STOP MAKING SEQUELS!!
Izon is people!
- When Colonel Maguire is killed, the effect of the wall of energy crashing into him is actually just created with a vacuum cleaner stuck on exhale (to blow his clothes around) and CGI, for the wall itself.
- While the characters are recalling the last things they remember before being in the Cube, Geraint Wyn Davies' character, Simon, states he was in New Haven. When the screen divides into different views, the shot on the right/upper right of the screen is an alternate take from another Lions Gate film Davies had a role in, _American Psycho II: All American Girl (2002)_. The similar shot in American Psycho II can be seen shortly after 1 hour 6 minutes into that film.
- There is an extended ending (featured on the DVD) in which Kate is told that the total time in the cube was 6 hours, 6 minutes and 59 seconds. This works together with the number 60659 or 6:06:59.