Directed by Christopher Smith
To be honest, I’m not quite sure how to write about this movie. This occasionally happens to me, this loss for words (though seldom in prose) where I feel like anything I might have to say, to add to the critique of a film, will in the end, really add nothing at all to any meaningful discussion. Mostly this happens when the movie I am watching fails to move me in any way. But this is not the case with “Triangle”, because I was not bored by this film. It might come down to this simple fact: “Triangle” is just so different from what most people’s conceptions of a horror film is nowadays (hell, not just a horror film, but film in general) that I don’t even know how to describe it.
That isn’t to say that “Triangle” is a fantastic movie, different is not always great, but it is a good movie. Good and different. My only concerns with the film is that by the end of it, everything just seems like too much. (In the interest of not ruining one second of the film, I will leave that criticism intentionally vague.) But then again, I love the final moment of the film and the light it sheds on everything that came before it, so perhaps I am being overly critical here. Regardless, the movie is very clever most of the time, and for once it doesn’t seem as if it is aware of its cleverness, i.e. it doesn’t pretend to be something more than it is. It simply is what it is, and that’s refreshing. Definitely worth a watch. Plus that poster is just bad ass (but unfortunately also spoileriffic.)
Note: I am including this trailer only because I enjoy adding a little something to my reviews (which are short and meaningless at most, I know). But I recommend you DO NOT WATCH IT. Not if you plan on watching the actual film. It spoils waaaaaay too much.