Thursday, February 17, 2011
Triangle (UK, 2009) - Color, Director(s): Christopher Smith
MPAA Rating: R
Approx. 99 min.
Z-rating: 4 out of 5 stars
B-factor: 1 out of 5 stars
This British horror sees a group of friends out sailing when they happen into the Bermuda Triangle. They get a crazy distress call before losing all radio contact and suddenly a giant ship comes out of the fog for them to hop aboard just as their boat capsizes. Coincidence? Who knows. They just keep wandering the seemingly empty cruise ship in search of other people when something strange begins to happen. This one woman finds her house keys on the boat that she's supposedly never been on before. Strange? Just a little bit. They all separate when suddenly, one of friends is shot and accuses her of being the shooter. Yeah, the shit really hits the fans now as we have landed right in the middle of some Twilight Zone shit and people are getting killed off left and right with all signs point to her as the killer. Could there be another person on this boat? Maybe it's a shapeshifter of some sort, anything can happen in the Bermuda Triangle... or maybe she's just gone a little stir crazy?
Let me get something straight first off, I am TERRIFIED of the ocean and scared to death of boats. These kinds of movies always messed with me as a kid. So I just have to say that even though the plot might be a little convoluted at times, if you wait for it to all tie-in at the end, there are some genuinely creepy moments despite a few holes in the story. You guys have to be patient because it's definitely a slow-burn type of movie that you have to sit and pay attention to as it unfolds slowly. How could I ever begin to explain what this movie was about? How would I describe this movie? Creepy, twisted, disturbing? Even if I could find the right words to describe this movie, I wouldn't want to give it away. Check it out, starring that chick from 30 Days of Night and Dark City, Melissa George. She just wants to get off this crazy ass ship and get back to her son. Little did she know, sailing into the Bermuda Triangle was like entering a portal into the Twilight Zone and other unknown dimensions. A very well done effort by Christopher Smith who directed other films like Severance and Creep.
Gore: 2 out 5 stars. Some people get blasted with a shotgun and another guy has a hole in the back of his head. Other than that, the gore was relatively tame.
Awesome: Very. I love the idea behind this movie and, if you're patient enough, you'll appreciate the insanely twisted story too. Better to go into this film not knowing anything, I was going to post the trailer up with my review but then I realized how much the trailer showed. Probably better if you just go in with limited knowledge of the film and watch it because you'll notice something new every time you see the film. Definitely slow burn.... definitely worth the wait.