Triangle (2009)

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Avg Rating: 3.9 / 5. Voted: 40

No one cared thus far. Do you?

AKA:
Year: 2009
Directed by: Christopher Smith
Starring: Melissa George (Jess), Liam Hemsworth (Victor), Michael Dorman (Greg), Rachael Carpani (Sally), Henry Nixon (Downey), Emma Lung (Heather)
Country: UK, Australia
Language: English (English Subtitles)
Runtime: 01:38:52
Genres: Time Travel, Sci-Fi, Psychological Thrillers

Plot – Spoilers:
Jess is a single mom and waitress at a diner with an autistic son. Greg who frequents the diner befriends her and invites her to go sailing with him and his friends. Jess, who’s been having a hard time dealing with the special needs of her son, looks forward to it as a break and heads to the harbour, but arrives there looking dazed and without her son. Greg’s other friends aren’t too impressed with her but there isn’t too much time for the claws to pop out because the group gets caught in an electrical storm with one of them going missing. A passing ship appears to be a saviour just when all hope is lost, until they board it and find it empty. And then things start to get weird as Jess who’s been having a feeling of deja vu all along, sees a copy of herself trying to kill all of them.

Plenty of time-loops are unraveled and if you can keep track of who’s who, it can be quite an entertaining and gratifying watch.

Favourite Scenes:
All the loop scenes are great but visually, the scene of multiple Sallys lying dead, is quite stunning.

Explanation:
A mother trying to save her son from death is the most obvious reason for Jess going back on the boat and hoping she can change the outcome each time. The problem with this thought is how come she doesn’t carry the memory of all that has happened and avoid the crash in some later loop. This leads to (and several have theorized) the conclusion that the Jess in shorts, is actually dead and doomed like Sisyphus to keep looping. So, are the others on the boat interacting with a ghost, or is it all Jess’ imagination.

Triangle like all time-travel loopy movies leaves a lot to conjecture, which is the way we like it I guess.

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Autastic
Autastic
May 14, 2020 5:58 am

4/5 STARS – This is a tightly plotted, twisting slasher movie that plays with space and time in a way that will satisfy sci-fi fans as well. For al its plot twists, this film’s biggest shock comes in the deeply unsettling and emotional final scenes.

Mike Ehrmantraut
Mike Ehrmantraut
August 11, 2020 12:59 pm

What the fuck did I just watch…?

Apparently I have to watch it again…

Unsettled On Purpose
Unsettled On Purpose
August 18, 2020 9:17 am

The later Jess on the boat was not credible. After seeing herself fight and lose, she persisted. After Sally died, just yell to the newbie Jess who threw shooter Jess off the boat to not let them board. Also, she could have easily saved Victor. Now I see why this was considered not as well done as Time Crimes.

notlurking
notlurking
April 14, 2021 3:11 pm

Well acted but so so story line…Twilight Zone influenced, but can’t compare…

Vic
Vic
May 1, 2021 5:17 pm

Almost bailed on this one about 30 minutes to 45 minutes in. Glad I didn’t. It’s super weird and good. Really liked it. I will watch again.

Zed Man
Zed Man
September 5, 2021 10:37 am

Worth the watch just for Melissa George, she has matured into a beauty since her days on ”Home and Away”. For those who dont know what that is, its a soapie from Australia thats been running since 1987.

Ceafall
Ceafall
January 28, 2022 9:08 pm

I hope that the mother finally get things right at the second turn. QAQQQ

Just be calm, survive, and drive safely.

But still, I just realized who was the copy that slashed Downey and Sally with knife. Maybe it was the woman who came back at the ship with her complete memory…

Lola
Lola
May 16, 2022 3:28 am

This film was interesting, not great, but interesting. It has some interesting moments and the gore was decent. It does leave you with a very uneasy feeling in the end. It’s haunting and has some creepy scenes. Nothing too crazy. I’m sure there are plot holes but it was pretty well written so I couldn’t catch any on the first watch. If you like sci-fi horror it’s worth a watch, imo.

SPOILERS DON’T READ IF YOU HAVEN’T WATCHED IT.

What I didn’t get was did she or did she not change the loop at the end? If she is going back to the boat that means that she is still stuck. So nothing changed. As hard as she tried, she still did the exact same things, which makes it sort of pointless. In which case it should be called the Circle not the Triangle. (Bad joke I know.) But seriously, is the whole issue then that she cant break this endless loop? I’d watch it again to find the plot holes regarding this, but I don’t feel it’s merited a second watch. I didn’t watch it here. I actually watched it somewhere else a few months ago. I can’t remember everything but the end is pretty well engraved in my memory. It was tough to watch as a mom. Also is the taxi driver a sort of God or Devil? Is that what the director was alluding to? That’s what I got from it. Like she was such a shitty mother she got stuck in this hell loop. Over and over for eternity. If that’s it, then that actually is a great plot. If not, then the looping makes no sense. Kind of freaky to this she already knew what happened after she was on the boat and kept telling the others that her kid was at daycare. I think that was the most twisted part of the whole thing.