After revisiting ‘Timecrimes’ recently, I was reminded of a another movie that I originally watched around the same time and which seems similar in a lot of ways – Triangle. Like Timecrimes, Triangle involves a mysterious attacker with their head covered, but Triangle stuck with me for a lot longer than Timecrimes did. It messed with my head, and I don’t usually get affected by movies as much as this but it really unsettled me for a few days afterwards too. I wanted to watch it again and for me it still holds up as a great movie.
Melissa George is a fantastic actress and she is just on top form in this, playing a single mother of an autistic boy. She goes on a yacht trip with a group of people but a freak storm capsizes the boat. Spotting an abandoned cruise ship, they manage to make it on board where they are hunted by a mysterious hooded attacker. But the attacker seems slightly familiar…
Triangle is like a more nightmarish version of Groundhog Day as Jess (Melissa George) loops back on herself and begins to discover that everything that has happened before has happened many, many times already and will continue to do so unless she can somehow break the cycle. Highlighting the number of times this story has already looped are some genuinely creepy scenes – the most effective and unsettling for me was where one of the seriously wounded characters staggers out on deck only to discover multiple versions of herself from previous loops where the same thing has happened before, most of them dead but some still barely alive!
The movie has a great ending and immediately gets you thinking of the opening scenes of the movie and how they connect to the end. It twists your mind and repeat viewings just make it more enjoyable. And I’ve also just discovered that some of the in-depth analysis and theories about the movie on the internet also twist your mind, to the point where it hurts!
- The Verdict
My watch-list of movies and TV shows continues to grow, while my available spare time continues to shrink. Occasionally I’ll manage to tick one off the list, and then I’ll try and ramble on a little bit about it on here.