|"If you fall, I will catch you, I will be waiting..........."|
Triangle has more going on then it seems. What starts as a plot I have seen in so many SyFy films actually doesn't go to any of the places I had thought it would. Where I expected ordinary it zigged, when I suspected the true identity of someone, it zagged. And in the end I was ready to go again!
I had come upon Triangle via it's director Christopher Smith, who's previous films Creep and Severance had been guilty pleasures of mine. Now going into the film I had expected something similar to those particular movies. And indeed the movie opens as the heroine goes out on a sailing trip with friends, something of course seems amiss, and when a bizarre storm hits their vessel they are all forced to take refuge on a passing cruise liner. The ship is of course devoid of all life, or is it? Soon our heroine is seeing things and her friends begin to bite the dust. UGHHHHHHHHHH!!!!!!! I love a good ghost ship at sea with a deranged killer, but this is too mu...................wait.........what's that? To quote Weird Al, "Everything you know is wrong".
What follows is hard to describe without giving away the movies secrets. It isn't what it seems and that's a good thing, the story it does tell is filled with great reveals and a few scenes that stick with me to this day. The cast is perfectly acceptable in their respective roles and the feeling of tension never really lets up. I have to say the "empty" cruise ship has always been a favorite of mine as a setting(although overused in too many undeserving films) and here it's on full display. The mix of Horror and Science Fiction elements make for some fantastic "water cooler" moments, and you'll be replaying the plot in your mind for days. The film challenges you to pay attention, And in the end wraps things up nicely.
Now for those reading the review, if you think that I dropped hints and have figured the movie out before watching it, believe me you owe it to yourself to see it through. Again it isn't what it seems! It is easily one of my favorite films of the past few years,