Just watched Cube 2: Hypercube (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0285492/).

I must say that, while I don’t remember Cube 1 very well, Cube 2 definitely lived up to my expectations. 

We had just recently watched Mission to Mars, where the director engineered one of the awesomest shots I’ve ever seen.  It was to convey the weightless feeling of space, and they had one long shot where you basically get vertigo just watching it.  They talked about the shot in the dvd-extras.  They had to literally sit in chairs in a rotating “ferris-wheel”-like device, sometimes being upside down… It was a hard shot to make.

Well anyway, I think Cube 2 had some camera shots that were just as disorienting.  You see, different rooms have different gravity.  Sometimes there is no clearly defined up or down, so the camera is held sideways.  It was very disorienting.

Anyway, Cube 2 lacked a lot of explanation for what was going on, or for the ending.  Most questions are not answered.  It’s a movie you watch for the “moment”.  You don’t watch it for the ending.  The ending isn’t particularly happy and hardly gives any closure whatsoever.

I’d still recommend that anyone who watched Cube 1 go ahead and see Cube 2. 

Now I need to watch Cube Zero! (Moved it from #45 to #5 in my Netflix queue.)  Too bad there are no more Cube movies.  I heard “Cube: Tresspassed” is going to be a short film made by the director.  Hopefully that shows up on bittorrent or something.

The next night we watched Charlie’s Angels: Full Throttle (2003).  I fell asleep about halfway through.  It was funny, with a lot of very obvious over-the-top occurrences that aren’t the slighest bit believable.  They’re not trying to fool anyone, including themselves.  It’s all bullshit.  But it’s entertaining bullshit.  If only I hadn’t been so tired…

Tonight: The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe (2005)