Movie Number- 81
Title– Triangle (2009)
Branden’s Rating– 7 out of 10
Bridgette’s Rating– 7 out of 10
Average Rating– 7
Netflix Rating– 4 Stars
Comments– This one was a shocker. It bears a pretty generic cover over at the Netflix Instant Queue section, and I probably wouldn’t have ever watched it if it wasn’t for a poster at Goodreads suggesting it.
Here is what I wrote about it at the Goodreads site:
“I figured this would be a typical teen slasher film with lots of gratuitous violence and sex, but that wasn’t the case at all. Well, ok, there was a lot of violence, but nothing compared to movies like Hostel or The Descent. I don’t want to say too much about this in fear of giving away anything, but you can expect a thought-provoking movie (just because the complexity of the film, not because it makes a bold statement about the human condition), and a well-written story with interesting characters.”
I will say a little bit more about the film here though. The story follows a women’s struggle to survive after heading out on a boat with a friend (and his group of friends) crashes in a sudden storm in the Bermuda Triangle. After the boat crashes, they climb aboard a giant (what looks like) cruise ship. What follows in one of the more original stories I have seen in horror films recently. Though some complain that there is no “pay off” to the build at the end, I completely disagree and thoroughly enjoyed this one. I highly recommend you give it a viewing because it is on Netflix’s Instant Queue service right now. Good.
Branden has been a film fan since he was young, roaming the halls of Blockbuster Video, trying to find the grossest, scariest looking VHS covers to rent and watch alone in the basement. It wasn’t until recently, though, that Branden started seeking out the classics of cinema, and began to develop his true passion for the art form. Branden approaches each film with the unique perspective of having studied the art from the inside, having both a bachelor’s and master’s degree in acting. He has been a film critic since 2010, and has previously written for Inside Pulse Movies, We Love Cult, and Diehard Gamefan. His biggest achievement as a film critic, to date, has been founding Cinefessions and turning it from a personal blog to a true film website, housing hundreds of film and television reviews, and dozens of podcasts.