The answers are just a button away…
The little backstory and the few answers Cube 2: Hypercube provided led us to believe humans; possibly government officers, were nothing more than suited scientists of the future doing cervical experiments. Some might have felt Part 2 revealed too much and undershot the enigma. Cube: Zero, presumably a prequel, takes place in the rusty rooms and around the traps of a three-dimensional prototype.
What’s more, evil is given at least four faces. Two of them are compelling protagonists who set a fun tongue-in-cheek tone. They are the better part of the backstory we get; other bits going as far as imaging life outside the cube that should have ended up on the cutting room floor. We are fed too much detail about the fact this this one takes place in the future and in our world.
We care little for the people inside the maze since we already know how their story goes and ends. Zachary Bennett plays Eric, the most interesting and strongest character in the franchise. He is who we worry about. His arc is immense and his perspective on the mystery makes him the perfect protagonist of a smart, well-written sequel. Part 1 was great, Part 2 was good and Part 0 is a blast!