Triangle (2009)

Poster design by Hoo-ha (courtesy of IMP Awards)

Well it’s not everyday that I get bamboozled by a movie, but this one really had me scratching my head at the end of the film. I’ve never seen a movie more confusing than Triangle. I’m not saying it’s a bad film, quite the opposite actually; it’s a really good film, just one that I had difficulty in understanding. I was expecting this to be a run-of-the-mill horror film, but it’s more of a suspense than a horror, and one thing is for sure, this movie will certainly keep you wondering what on earth is happening.

Melissa George is excellent in this as Jess, someone who’s reluctant to go on a boating trip with her friends. They all set sail for a day out, however, miles away from anywhere, they get caught in a storm and their boat capsizes. As they start to drift away, an ocean liner appears and they board. However, they soon realise that it is deserted, apart from 1 person that was seen onboard. Let me stop you right here and state this is not Bermuda Triangle as I originally thought. Jess is starting to feel uneasy, as she feels she’s been here before, but how can that be? The group wonder around the ship and find a set of keys, but they belong to Jess, so how can that be? They soon realise that there’s a killer on board, with all her friends dead, Jess manages to overpower the killer, and throws the killer overboard. Jess sees a small capsized boat drifting near the ocean liner, and shockingly, she sees her and her friends approaching the ship. This is where the fun really starts; this is where the mind will boggle, and where your mind will question. You’ll really have to keep up from here on, as you try and understand why Jess’s scenario gets repeated.

I have to say this is a very good film, and will definitely keep you on your toes. I recommend you watch this film and hats off to you if you can understand this movie the first time round. If you really want to understand this film, I suggest you go read up on the Greek mythological story of Sisyphus.

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