Triangle is an expertly told time loop story. One brimming with intense, slasher film like horror.
Jess and her friends are forced to board a mysterious ocean liner when their boat is capsized by a sudden storm. While investigating the liner, Jess experiences a weird sense of déjà vu and thereafter discovers signs of prior violence having taken place. Things then turn deadly when a masked assailant relentlessly attacks them.
I’ve watched several time-loop movies over the years, and Triangle was one of the most satisfying ones.
Like all such movies, it ultimately still falters because of the inherent illogic of time-line overlaps, but skilful direction and superb acting prevent this shortcoming from being too distracting.
At the same time, I also loved how the “real” story wasn’t immediately apparent. In fact, quite a bit of action happens within the triangle before that is gotten to. This roundabout approach, by the way, didn’t make the movie dreary. Instead, it thickened the intrigue. The truth, when finally revealed, added a grim and unforgettable finishing flourish to the movie too. One that might, be warned, be a little too disturbing for some viewers.
(If you have watched the movie, and would love a detailed analysis of the “truth,” take a look at this very well-written explanation.)
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