How can such a low budget movie make a fantastic story? I still can’t cope that. It’s a single space set, yet so many options. This is a great sci-fi movie that you can start your weekend with. The Cube (1997) proves that a great scenario and director can make even the simplest idea – an excellent story.
The “Cube” is a three-dimensional puzzle much like a Rubik’s cube. It is made up of 14 foot square rooms enclosed inside an outer shell. The initial cube is a 6-sided room that offers small doors on all sides (leading to other cubes) with lethal booby traps awaiting in some of them. A pattern to “which” rooms had traps was never established, though we learn that they are activated with either motion or sound. It is made up of 14 foot square rooms enclosed inside an outer shell. Its total dimensions are cited as 434 feet square. An equation is made that if a cube was 26 rooms high by 26 rooms across by 26 rooms deep (leaving 35 feet between the rooms and outer shell to move within), it would total at 17,576 rooms. The rooms are lit with either red, amber, green, blue, or white. So basicaly it requires at least 1 mathematical mind held captive to solve the puzzle for the rest…
Starring: Nicole de Boer, Nicky Guadagni, David Hewlett, Andrew Miller, Maurice Dean Wint,
Director: Vincenzo Natali
This movie had 7 nominations and won 13 awards. Among the awards were:
CSC Award for Best Cinematography in Theatrical Feature to Derec Rogers at Canadian Society of Cinematographers Awards in 1999;
Award for Best Film to Vincenzo Natali at Sitges – Catalonian International Film Festival in 1998;
Award for Best Screenplay to Vincenzo Natali, André Bijelic and Graeme Manson (Tied with Gaspar Noé for I Stand Alone (1998)) at Sitges – Catalonian International Film Festival in 1998;