Monday, April 19, 2010

Movie Monday - Triangle

Triangle (2009)


[Melissa George; Liam Hemsworth; Rachael Carpani; Emma Lung; Michael Dorman; Henry Nixon; Joshua McIvor]

Plot: Murder in the Bermuda Triangle in this gripping high-seas horror. Jess encounters the first of many bad omens when her car kills a seagull near the local harbor. Later, her yacht hits a storm, forcing her and her friends to board a mysterious deserted ship. The clock on the ship has stopped -- and so has any sense of safety. Christopher Smith writes and directs.

I am in a pickle with this one, since I cannot really describe or review much more about this film without spoiling the whole thing!

The acting and directing and writing all come together well here, and it makes for an enjoyable flick. The less you know first time going in, the better. I myself knew a little bit, and it was enough for me to expect what others would have been surprised by.

It is a film that, if you like thrillers and movies that make you think, then you will love. If you don't want anything "out-of-the-box", then you won't enjoy it. I also think calling this a "horror film" is wrong. It is more of a thriller with dark edges than a true "horror" film.

Watched this one thanks to the Horror Squad Movie Club. Check it out!

And I am not going to post the trailer, because I think it gives too much of the plot away. Just rent it and watch it yourself. And if you have Netflix, it is available on Instant View right now!


  1. I really enjoyed it because once you do figure out what is going on it is still fun. This kind of movie runs on it's own internal logic and it hangs on the viewer taking many things for granted. If you do, it is a sweet ride - if you don't then you hate the film. You got it 100% right at usual.

  2. I will definitively check it out. I am a sucker for Bermuda triangle movies :)

    Thanks for the review.


  3. It was an awesome movie. The first fifteen minutes I thought it was going to be like a bad SyFy movie, but it really surprised me.

  4. Who's the girl on the poster? Nice legs...

  5. It's a shame you knew too much going in! What I loved about the film was not knowing where it was going. About 45 minutes in, I thought I figured out the whole thing and was getting bored, but then it gave one more twist and I was brought right back into it. A big win for me.

  6. Hey, the "car kills a seagull" part happens at the end of the movie, not the beginning. Just thought I would point that out for those who read this review first and then watch the movie and wonder why the seagull scene is not there prior to her going out on the boat!