History Film / Cube

26th Jan '17 7:02:17 AM DaBradGuy
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-->'''Worth:''' Not really. Just more pathetic.
18th Jan '17 2:49:54 PM Mdumas43073
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22nd Sep '16 10:43:16 AM TheRoguePenguin
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* AnyoneCanDie

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* AnyoneCanDieAnyoneCanDie: It's rare for anyone to survive the cubes, and they don't tend to have much of a lifespan even if they do.



* CardboardPrison: There is a character nicknamed The Wren who has escaped prison 6 times. [[spoiler:Sadly, he's not so lucky in the Cube.]]

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* CardboardPrison: There is a character nicknamed The Wren who has escaped prison 6 six times. [[spoiler:Sadly, he's not so lucky in the Cube.]]



* CruelAndUnusualDeath: Alderson (who serves no real purpose in the film other than serving as a DecoyProtagonist), enters a orange-lit room from an adjacent one. When he takes a few steps, a loud sound is heard, and for a while, he just stands erect and in place. He then collapses into a loose pile of bloody chunks that fall to the floor. It is only then the audience sees a razor-wire trellis silently folding up and realise how he has been killed.
* CutAndPasteEnvironments: All of the rooms look the exact same minus the colours, justified because it's a maze. The set of the first movie actually ''is'' the same room over and over, with different color lights. (They didn't even have the budget to use six different colors, so it gets somewhat repetitive.)

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* CruelAndUnusualDeath: Alderson (who serves no real purpose in the film other than serving as a DecoyProtagonist), DecoyProtagonist) enters a orange-lit room from an adjacent one. When he takes a few steps, a loud sound is heard, and for a while, he just stands erect and in place. He then collapses into a loose pile of bloody chunks that fall to the floor. It is only then the audience sees a razor-wire trellis silently folding up and realise how he has been killed.
* CutAndPasteEnvironments: All of the rooms look the exact same minus the colours, justified colours; justified, because it's a maze. The set of the first movie actually ''is'' the same room over and over, with different color lights. (They didn't even have the budget to use six different colors, so it gets somewhat repetitive.)



* {{Downer Ending}}/ShootTheShaggyDog: [[spoiler:Characters are repeatedly set up as heroes in an escape for their lives from a mechanical maze, but they all end up dying or being killed by another character, except for the mentally disabled character. He would be the only person who could sound the alarm or summon help, but would not be able to communicate the situation, assuming he understood it at all.]]

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* {{Downer Ending}}/ShootTheShaggyDog: DownerEnding: [[spoiler:Characters are repeatedly set up as heroes in an escape for their lives from a mechanical maze, but they all end up dying or being killed by another character, except for the mentally disabled character. He would be the only person who could sound the alarm or summon help, but would not be able to communicate the situation, assuming he understood it at all.]]



-->"I can live with that."

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-->"I --->"I can live with that."



-->"Merde."

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-->"Merde.--->"Merde."



-->'''Worth:''' I have nothing... to live for out there.
-->'''Leaven:''' What is out there?
-->'''Worth:''' Boundless human stupidity.
-->'''Leaven:''' I can live with that.
* IdiotBall: Holloway continuing to insult and argue with Quentin after the point it has become blatantly obvious he has become a violent psychopath. Generally speaking going out of your way to mock such a man is fairly counter-intuitive to your own survival which she unfortunately finds out to her cost.

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-->'''Worth:''' I have nothing... to live for out there.
-->'''Leaven:'''
there.\\
'''Leaven:'''
What is out there?
-->'''Worth:'''
there?\\
'''Worth:'''
Boundless human stupidity.
-->'''Leaven:'''
stupidity.\\
'''Leaven:'''
I can live with that.
* IdiotBall: Holloway continuing to insult and argue with Quentin after the point it has become blatantly obvious he has become a violent psychopath. Generally speaking going out of your way to mock such a man is fairly counter-intuitive to your own survival which she unfortunately finds out to her cost.



* MobileMaze: The Cube is a highly malicious non-sentient (we hope) one. Near the end of the first movie the characters discover to their horror that all the rumbling machinery they've been hearing are rooms shifting around and they've been jumping from multiple locations the whole time. The Cube is only escapable when a specific room reaches the outer edge before the entire things locks and the room makes its next days-long journey through the maze. [[spoiler:It's in fact the very room they started out in.]]

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* MobileMaze: The Cube is a highly malicious malicious, non-sentient (we hope) one. Near the end of the first movie the characters discover to their horror that all the rumbling machinery they've been hearing are rooms shifting around and they've been jumping from multiple locations the whole time. The Cube is only escapable when a specific room reaches the outer edge before the entire things locks and the room makes its next days-long journey through the maze. [[spoiler:It's in fact the very room they started out in.]]



* PrisonEscapeArtist: Rennes is a french escape artist known for getting out of jails. [[spoiler:Subverted when he triggers a fatal booby trap shortly after he's introduced. There'll be no easy way out of the Cube, folks.]]

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* PrisonEscapeArtist: Rennes is a french French escape artist known for getting out of jails. [[spoiler:Subverted when he triggers a fatal booby trap shortly after he's introduced. There'll be no easy way out of the Cube, folks.]]



* TheWorldsExpertOnGettingKilled: [[spoiler:The group of people trapped in the death maze is quickly joined by Rennes aka "The Wren" a notorious escape artist who has gotten out of six different prison around the world. He introduces the idea of checking trapped rooms by throwing their boots in, advises the others to focus only on getting out [[AHouseDivided lest they turn on each other]] and promises to get them all out of there if they can keep up. He dies minutes after being introduced due to a molecular-chemical sensor he didn't notice.]]
* WritersCannotDoMath: Factoring a 3-digit number into its prime factors is not actually that difficult to do mentally; it just takes a minute, and some are easily memorised (e.g. the powers of 2).

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* TheWorldsExpertOnGettingKilled: [[spoiler:The group of people trapped in the death maze is are quickly joined by Rennes aka "The Wren" Wren", a notorious escape artist who has gotten out of six different prison around the world. He introduces the idea of checking trapped rooms by throwing their boots in, advises the others to focus only on getting out [[AHouseDivided lest they turn on each other]] and promises to get them all out of there if they can keep up. He dies minutes after being introduced due to a molecular-chemical sensor he didn't notice.]]
* WritersCannotDoMath: WritersCannotDoMath:
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Factoring a 3-digit number into its prime factors is not actually that difficult to do mentally; it just takes a minute, and some are easily memorised (e.g. the powers of 2).
11th Mar '16 11:40:25 AM jackgrimm99
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* {{Downer Ending}}/ShootTheShaggyDog: [[spoiler:Characters are repeatedly set up as heroes in an escape for their lives from a mechanical maze, but they all end up dying or being killed by another character, except for the mentally disabled character. He would be the only person who could sound the alarm or summon help, but would not be able to communicate the situation, assuming he understood it at all.]]



* ShootTheShaggyDog: [[spoiler:Characters are repeatedly set up as heroes in an escape for their lives from a mechanical maze, but they all end up dying or being killed by another character, except for the mentally disabled character. He would be the only person who could sound the alarm or summon help, but would not be able to communicate the situation, assuming he understood it at all.]]
11th Jan '16 4:39:22 PM eroock
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* CleanCut: In the teaser, a character is in one room when ''something'' happens. The character freezes in shock, and seconds later falls apart in neatly diced cubes. The ''something'' turns out to be a moving grid made of razor wire.

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* CleanCut: In the teaser, TheTeaser, a character is in one room when ''something'' happens. The character freezes in shock, and seconds later falls apart in neatly diced cubes. The ''something'' turns out to be a moving grid made of razor wire.


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* DelayedCausality: The CleanCut in the opening scene is followed by the character standing still for a few moments before the body parts fall apart.


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* TheTeaser: The opening scene depicts the death of an unrelated character, setting the mood for the movie.
7th Sep '15 8:41:12 PM kaneten
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* CruelAndUnusualDeath: Alderson (who serves no real purpose in the film other than serving as a DecoyProtagonist), enters a red-lit room from an adjacent one. When he takes a few steps, a loud sound is heard, and for a while, he just stands erect and in place. He then collapses into a loose pile of bloody chunks that fall to the floor. It is only then the audience sees a razor-wire trellis silently folding up and realise how he has been killed.

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* CruelAndUnusualDeath: Alderson (who serves no real purpose in the film other than serving as a DecoyProtagonist), enters a red-lit orange-lit room from an adjacent one. When he takes a few steps, a loud sound is heard, and for a while, he just stands erect and in place. He then collapses into a loose pile of bloody chunks that fall to the floor. It is only then the audience sees a razor-wire trellis silently folding up and realise how he has been killed.
9th Aug '15 2:06:43 AM Morgenthaler
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* EyeOpen: The film opens with a tight close-up of a man's eye when he wakes up to find himself in the Cube.
3rd May '15 7:46:33 PM LtFedora
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Lionsgate is currently working to [[http://screenrant.com/cube-movie-remake-cubed/ reboot the series]].
1st Apr '15 8:52:22 AM Morgenthaler
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* LocationThemeNaming / MeaningfulName: All the characters are named after prisons. Quentin is named after San Quentin State Prison in California, Holloway after the Holloway Prison in London, Kazan after the prison in Kazan, Tatarstan, Russia. Rennes is named after a prison in Rennes, Britanny, France, Alderson after the prison in Alderson, West Virginia, and Leaven and Worth after the prison in Leavenworth, Kansas. The characters themselves reflect the prisons in their traits. Kazan (the autistic man) is a disorganized prison. Rennes (the "mentor") pioneered many of today's prison policies. Quentin (the policeman [[spoiler:who eventually goes AxCrazy]]) is known for brutality. Holloway is a women's prison. Alderson (who is killed before even so much as seeing another human being within the cube) is a prison where isolation is a common punishment. Leavenworth runs on a rigid set of rules (Leaven's mathematics), and the new prison is corporately owned and built (Worth, hired as an architect).
** Potential FridgeBrilliance here: There are ''two'' prisons at Forth Leavenworth: The civilian United States Penitentiary, Leavenworth, and the military United States Disciplinary Barracks.

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* LocationThemeNaming / MeaningfulName: LocationThemeNaming: All the characters are named after prisons. Quentin is named after San Quentin State Prison in California, Holloway after the Holloway Prison in London, Kazan after the prison in Kazan, Tatarstan, Russia. Rennes is named after a prison in Rennes, Britanny, France, Alderson after the prison in Alderson, West Virginia, and Leaven and Worth after the prison in Leavenworth, Kansas. The characters themselves reflect the prisons in their traits. Kazan (the autistic man) is a disorganized prison. Rennes (the "mentor") pioneered many of today's prison policies. Quentin (the policeman [[spoiler:who eventually goes AxCrazy]]) is known for brutality. Holloway is a women's prison. Alderson (who is killed before even so much as seeing another human being within the cube) is a prison where isolation is a common punishment. Leavenworth runs on a rigid set of rules (Leaven's mathematics), and the new prison is corporately owned and built (Worth, hired as an architect).\n** Potential FridgeBrilliance here: There are ''two'' prisons at Forth Leavenworth: The civilian United States Penitentiary, Leavenworth, and the military United States Disciplinary Barracks.


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* MeaningfulName: The characters themselves reflect [[LocationThemeNaming the prisons they are named after]] in their personality traits. Kazan (the autistic man) is a disorganized prison. Rennes (the "mentor") pioneered many of today's prison policies. Quentin (the policeman [[spoiler:who eventually goes AxCrazy]]) is known for brutality. Holloway is a women's prison. Alderson (who is killed before even so much as seeing another human being within the cube) is a prison where isolation is a common punishment. Leavenworth runs on a rigid set of rules (Leaven's mathematics), and the new prison is corporately owned and built (Worth, hired as an architect).
23rd Mar '15 7:23:32 AM ropfa
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* OffscreenTeleportation: [[spoiler:Quentin]], now insane, gets pulled down into a cube room and left by the other survivors, who have to use the composite of their knowledge and mathematical prowess to figure out how The Cube works and avoid the traps. They manage to get to the exit but then [[DiabolusExMachina he shows up, kills Leaven and mortally wounds Worth]]. How he managed to get there without their aid to avoid trapped rooms and to figure out the final pieces of The Cube's puzzle is unknown. Even if he did somehow get there by sheer blind luck, Leaven and Worth also don't notice him opening the door, which is quite loud and clunky.

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* OffscreenTeleportation: [[spoiler:Quentin]], now insane, gets pulled down into a cube room and left by the other survivors, who have to use the composite of their knowledge and mathematical prowess to figure out how The Cube works and avoid the traps. They [[spoiler:They manage to get to the exit but then [[DiabolusExMachina he shows up, kills Leaven and mortally wounds Worth]].Worth]]]]. How he managed to get there without their aid to avoid trapped rooms and to figure out the final pieces of The Cube's puzzle is unknown. Even if he did somehow get there by sheer blind luck, Leaven and Worth also don't notice him opening the door, which is quite loud and clunky.
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