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Old 10-13-2011, 10:08 PM
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Triangle (open spoilers, but not in OP)

Just caught Triangle last night, which has been sitting on my DVR for over a month. Having been smitten by Melissa George in the first season of In Treatment, I'll give anything she headlines a try. This movie was great fun to watch, and it was so interesting I didn't delete it, but prompty watched it a second time today. I may watch it a few more times before deleting it, even. This is highly unusual for me.

I don't really want to give anything away quite yet, since if you haven't seen it I highly recommend it. It's a psychological horror film, light on the horror and heavy on the psychological. Not even a hint of torture porn.

If you're intrigued at all by that description, don't research any further. It's much more fun going in blind, with nothing but the soundbite to go on:

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.

The DVR description said much the same thing, almost verbatim. From here on out, open spoilers are welcome so don't read further if you haven't seen it.
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Old 10-13-2011, 10:28 PM
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As the ultimate spoiler, I'd classify Triangle as Primer on a boat with murder. Unlike Primer, Triangle actually has production value, though it isn't exactly a big budget picture. And hey, having a hot chick running around in a skimpy white shirt sure doesn't hurt.

A cursory googling shows that the US DVD is a bare-bones affair, while the UK DVD has an in-depth commentary by the filmmaker. I want that so bad I can taste it, though I'm not sure if there will be a country code issue if I tried to play it in my American DVD player.
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Old 10-14-2011, 12:00 AM
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I liked it quite a lot and also watched it twice in short order. The piles of bodies were especially chilling, and it was hard not to feel bad for a character so crucified by remorse.

I haven't seen Primer, though, does it suggest that it takes place in someone's private hell too? I thought it was about time travel.
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Old 10-14-2011, 02:06 AM
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I haven't seen Primer, though, does it suggest that it takes place in someone's private hell too? I thought it was about time travel.
No, Primer wasn't a sisyphean purgatory. What it has in common with Triangle is that in both stories, characters interact with themselves in alternate timelines, and there ends up being multiple different intersecting timelines to try and figure out.

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The piles of bodies were especially chilling
When the camera first panned from Jess to the redhead crawling through a massive pile of her own corpses, that was such a perfect "Oh shit!" moment. Even if you hate the movie, that one scene is worth the entire hour and forty minutes.

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Old 10-16-2011, 12:51 PM
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I love this movie and recommend it to all of my friends.
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Old 10-17-2011, 09:26 PM
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As the ultimate spoiler, I'd classify Triangle as Primer on a boat with murder.
You just got quoted on IO9.
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Old 10-18-2011, 12:54 AM
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You just got quoted on IO9.
I missed this thread when it was created, but was led back here by the IO9 link. I'll have to check out the movie.
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Old 10-22-2011, 01:02 AM
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Thanks to this thread, I put Triangle in my Netflix queue last week and just watched it tonight.

Wow! I loved it. I definitely need to watch it again. Great plotting. I didn't see that ending coming, though perhaps I should have.

Melissa George is really great in this. It's almost entirely from Jess' point of view, so the film depends upon her being able to carry the whole thing--and she does. I've liked George in other things I've seen her in (30 Days of Night, Grey's Anatomy) but I didn't realize until I watched a short interview of her on the blu-ray that she's Australian. I'm also surprised that she's 35. I would have guessed her to be mid-twenties.

Interestingly, in the thread here about tv show episodes that deviated from the show's formula, another poster mentioned the X-Files episode where Mulder and Scully are both aboard a large passenger liner at sea but they are each in different parts of the timeline. The title of that episode? Triangle
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Old 10-22-2011, 01:56 AM
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Wow! I loved it. I definitely need to watch it again. Great plotting. I didn't see that ending coming, though perhaps I should have.
I wonder what it is about the movie that makes you want to watch it again, right away. I did in less than a month, and I almost never rewatch movies that soon.
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Old 10-22-2011, 09:33 PM
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Just saw it. Loved it.

I like stories like that and I have to give them credit, they did it in a pretty unique way and I did not see the ending coming, at least not entirely.

I highly recommend it.
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