Cube Zero (2004)

enjoyablenot really
body horrorno
violence toward animalsno
Bechdel-Wallace testpassed
Mako Moripassed
X was the real YIt turns out humanity was the real prototypical government death cube.

A prequel is probably the thing I wanted least in a third Cube.

A thing I liked about Cube was the unknowability and seeming uselessness of the Cube. Cube 2 already was moving away from that but this movie abandons that almost completely.

I may not have minded the reveals as much if they weren't bad. The mindless beurocracy and the observers also being participants was fine, but the orders, the food pills, the generic suppression of 'protest', everything involving the men in the suits (but especially the weird eye), the hunting and tranquilizing of participants—all of the answers were either more boring or dumber than the questions.