Here we go, another movie review – have you seen or even heard of a movie called Triangle (2009)? It’s not a mainstream movie; it only got about 5,000 votes on imdb.com
But my husband and I watched it the other night, and we both really enjoyed it – so much that I found it worthy of a little blog post.
So where do I start… because as a reviewer on imdb.com so eloquently said:
How to talk about “Triangle” without giving anything away? It’s a puzzle equal to that which the movie presents its audience because this isn’t your standard horror movie.
I think that is very true about this movie – it’s one of those that is a puzzle all the way through, and while many of these types of movies end up disappointing me in the end, Triangle is the exception. It’s a movie where I could see the viewer getting more and more out of it each time he or she watches it, and I will definitely try watching it again. If you’re interested in a real puzzle of a movie, check out Triangle – but don’t read too much on imdb.com about it first. And especially, DO NOT watch the trailer. It’s better to watch it going in cold; knowing almost nothing about it, which is why I didn’t say much in this “review”. I will only say that I recommend it as a very different type of movie-watching experience. After you’ve seen it, you will want to read as many discussion boards about Triangle as you can; it’s really interesting to ponder the… well, just see it, then we can talk 🙂
And one more interesting thing about Triangle – as I was reading the discussion boards, I came across comparisons between Triangle and an old poem called The Rime of the Ancient Mariner by Samuel Taylor Coleridge. It seemed very strange to me that I had completely forgotten that I read The Rime of the Ancient Mariner way back when in school until I was reading about it the other day, which is when details of its plot flashed in my mind like déjà vu – an interesting thing to happen, considering the themes of the movie Triangle…