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a thriller which didn't quite
on 1 September 2013
It has a reasonably straightforward plot, but there is little mystery or suspense involved, and after the Cube it showed itself lacking. It was a room which would eventually crush its victims to death, and bit by bit, in the midst of performing logic tests to stay alive, the victims work out why they are to be murdered and by whom. There were scenes upon which the plot depended which were outside the killer room, and I feel that although this was necessary, it watered down the plot, and suggested there was a way out for the victims, not the unending suspense of its forbear the Cube, which strongly disorientated and tortured the victims. It took the viewer's attention away from the room.
The subtitles were difficult to read, the contrast was poor, but necessary because the script is in Spanish, and I found myself constantly going backwards to catch up on the text, whch was a needed part of the plot.
It was reasonable entertainment, but it'll be a while before I view again