Triangle (2009)

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A pleasure boat capsizes during a freak storm and its occupants are rescued by a deserted Ocean Liner inhabited by a mysterious stranger with murderous intent.

Triangle is one of those cause and effect paradox stories that science fiction writers are so fond of and reminded me of The Butterfly Effect crossed with Back To The Future 2. Like Twelve Monkeys it obviously owes a debt to La Jetee, but as it concerns itself with the same five characters over the same 90 minute period, it seems far more like small potatoes than Terry Gilliam’s film. The premise is simple, having a familiar Twilight Zone feel about it and because of this, once you twig the big twist you know exactly where it’s going to go.

It’s funny, but I feel like I’ve written this review before…mainly because Triangle is extremely similar to Spanish film Los Cronocrimenes released two years earlier. Enough to make me wonder if legal action has been taken. Although “Timecrimes” makes a little more logical sense and requires less in the way of leaps of faith, Triangle’s superior production value, more sympathetic lead and superior punchline make for a better film.

Not a bad little mind-bending sci-fi/horror hybrid that’s worth a look if like this type of thing.

6.5/10

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