Sunday, June 5, 2011

Triangle

Triangle (2009)

The story revolves around the passengers of a yachting trip in the Atlantic Ocean who, when struck by mysterious weather conditions, jump to another ship only to experience greater havoc on the open seas.



"Lets go sailing!" 

Melissa George, still best known as Angel from Home and Away, plays Jess, an apparent single mother struggling to raise her autistic child. Given a chance to escape for a period on a boat trip, she joins her friends for a day's sailing while her boy is in school, but before long, things go from bad to worse and she finds herself in a battle for survival.




First off, I should immediately point out this is anything but a slasher flick - yes, there is blood, but it's ultimately a psychological thriller more than anything else - the gore is not the focal point of the story.




Secondly, the title was thoroughly misleading - I thought this was a disaster movie involving the Bermuda Triangle, which it absolutely is not albeit there were supposed to be originally links. In the end the title, and trailer, for that matter, should have reflected the kind of story it is, rather than lure folks like me in expecting something different.




That said, inasmuch as it isn't a blockbuster action flick, it is still a worthwhile movie - it would be fair to call it a psychological thriller mystery. And therein lies either its success or failings.




On one hand there's a puzzle in here, a puzzle of connotations and scenarios - something which many viewers will adore and try to pick at and analyse. On the other hand there's the Vanilla Sky audience, who want things explained to them in a conclusive manner - and this doesn't do that.




What you get out of this one is up to you, and what you expect from movies - it will be satisfying if you focus deeper and bite through the layers upon layers, which it must be said are extremely cleverly woven together. But if you want it spoonfed to you and an ending which explains the lot, you're at the wrong movie.




Abstract, different, and certainly worth trying out - but don't say you haven't been warned about thinking harder than Armageddon made you.

7/10

Have you seen it? If so, what's your opinion?


25 comments:

  1. Haven't seen it. Again an excellent review, I'll deffo watch this :)

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  2. I liked this movie a lot, although I thought some actions made by the main character didn't make sense.

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  3. That last frame looks awesome. I don't like the ocean, so this movie would make me motion sick.

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  4. haven't seen it but it looks pretty good. i should probably watch it these days...

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  5. I guess I won't try it out...

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  6. It was an ok movie 6/10. Defo worth a watch tho.

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  7. This sounded cool until you said it is not about the Bermunda Triangle. Meh

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  8. Looks interesting, I'll be checking it out!

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  9. seen this one and i liked it

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  10. Havent seen it.. doesnt sound like something i would see though, Dude if you got the Time i recommend to go and watch the new Xmen movie FIRST CLASS, great film bro.

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  11. Huh...I think that actor is kinda hot so sure I guess I'll look it up.

    Thanks for the review

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  12. At least you can get Vanilla Sky by rewatching or reading discussion/theories on internet. Sounds interesing.

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  13. this looks like titanic, only more exciting :p seriously though, it actually sounds pretty good!

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  14. I literally saw this about 3 days ago on TV. She's hot in it.

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  15. Triangle is defo worth a watch 7/10 for me.

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  16. Haven't seen or heard of it. Looks interesting though.

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  17. looks kinda interesting =D

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  18. scary and interesting film!

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  19. Interesting. Movies about people dealing with crazies out in the middle of nowhere are awesome.

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  20. Been meaning to check this movie out; psychological thrillers are my type of thang :D

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  21. I haven't seen this but I'm a fan of psychological thrillers so I'll give it a shot. Looks like a surprisingly small cast though

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