History Film / Triangle

3rd Apr '16 4:54:23 PM benda
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* DownerEnding: [[spoiler: The loop WILL repeat itself again and again. Though there's arguably a small bit of RayOfHopeEnding as well since we learn that Jess might most probably quit it if she's finally ready to accept the death of her son and move on.]]
15th Mar '16 9:33:54 PM Scabbard
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* DreamingOfThingsToCome: While on board Greg's yacht, Jess dreams of her body washing up ashore on a beach. This happens much later on the film. [[spoiler:Due to the nature of the time loop, this scene may instead be a fading memory of a previous cycle of the loop]]

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* DreamingOfThingsToCome: While on board Greg's yacht, Jess dreams of her body washing up ashore on a beach. This happens much later on the film. [[spoiler:Due to the nature of the time loop, this scene may instead be a fading memory of a previous cycle of the loop]]loop]].
15th Mar '16 9:33:02 PM Scabbard
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* DespairEventHorizon: Jess reaches this point twice. First on the ship when she realizes that she can't set things rigth and subsequently turns into a WoobieDestroyerOfWorlds. The second time this happens after the car crash that [[spoiler:kills her son]].

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* DespairEventHorizon: Jess reaches this point twice. First on the ship when she realizes that she can't set things rigth right and subsequently turns into a WoobieDestroyerOfWorlds. The second time this happens after the car crash that [[spoiler:kills her son]].
4th Mar '16 9:51:51 AM Morgenthaler
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''Triangle'' is a 2009 British-Australian psychological horror film directed by Christopher Smith (who also directed ''Film/{{Creep}}'' and ''Film/{{Severance}}'').

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''Triangle'' is a 2009 British-Australian psychological horror film directed by Christopher Smith (who also directed ''Film/{{Creep}}'' ''Film/{{Creep 2004}}'' and ''Film/{{Severance}}'').
25th Feb '16 10:22:22 AM CaptainCrawdad
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* DisproportionateRetribution: Some have theorized that the time loop is a divine punishment to Jess for [[spoiler:[[AbusiveParents abusing her son]]]]. However, she shows genuine remorse for doing it, and it's hard for the audience not to forgive her pretty quickly.
** Also Jess deciding to [[spoiler:slay her other self]] for having slapped Tommy seem harsh. But she probably figured there was no room for two Jess in the same continuum. [[MurderIsTheBestSolution So one had to go]].

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* DisproportionateRetribution: Some have theorized When asked why Sisyphus was doomed to push the rock up the hill, Sally answers that he made a promise to death that he didn't keep. In the time end [[spoiler:Jess promises to return to the black-clad cabbie driver, but does not and begins the causal loop is a divine punishment to Jess for [[spoiler:[[AbusiveParents abusing her son]]]]. However, she shows genuine remorse for doing it, and it's hard for the audience not to forgive her pretty quickly.
** Also Jess deciding to [[spoiler:slay her other self]] for having slapped Tommy seem harsh. But she probably figured there was no room for two Jess in the same continuum. [[MurderIsTheBestSolution So one had to go]].
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* DyingClue: [[spoiler:Downey]], with his last breath, manages to write "Jes" on the mirror [[CouldntFindAPen using his blood]]. Too bad, Jess sees it first and subverts this trope by changing the message.

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* DyingClue: DyingClue:
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[[spoiler:Downey]], with his last breath, manages to write "Jes" on the mirror [[CouldntFindAPen using his blood]]. Too bad, Jess sees it first and subverts this trope by changing the message.



* EasyAmnesia: It looks like sleep has this effect on Jess. Her nap in the cab and later on the yacht make her forget everything that is going to happen. However, some vestigial memories remain which lead to her having deja vu moments upon entering the ship.

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* EasyAmnesia: It looks like sleep has this effect on Jess. Her Jess goes into an AmnesiaLoop by taking a nap in the cab and later on the yacht make her forget yacht. She forgets everything that is going to happen. However, some vestigial memories remain which lead to her having deja vu moments upon entering the ship.



** Victor was an 18-year-old vagrant which Greg took in as an employee and roommate. There is no real indication that he is particularly familiar with the rest of the crew.

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** Victor was an 18-year-old vagrant which who Greg took in as an employee and roommate. There is no real indication that he is particularly familiar with the rest of the crew.



** Jess apologizing to Greg which makes a lot of sense in hindsight.

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** Jess apologizing to Greg which makes a lot of sense in hindsight.



** The record player on the ship, playing the broken record. [[note]][[DontExplainTheJoke It constantly loops back like in a timeloop]][[/note]]
*** Moreover, [[spoiler: Jess moves the needle backward on the record rather than forward, perpetuating the loop instead of moving beyond it.]]

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** The record player on the ship, playing the broken record. [[note]][[DontExplainTheJoke It constantly loops back like in record, mirroring a timeloop]][[/note]]
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timeloop. Moreover, [[spoiler: Jess moves the needle backward on the record rather than forward, perpetuating the loop instead of moving beyond it.]]



* TheGrimReaper / ArchangelGabriel / ManipulativeBastard / AlternativeCharacterInterpretation: [[spoiler: The taxi driver, due to EpilepticTrees. Christopher Smith himself has even suggested TheGrimReaper theory.]]
* GroundhogDayLoop: Jess witnesses the death of her co-passengers from different views because apparently the whole situation starts all over again when they die. [[spoiler: Subverted because for everyone she has killed apparently the corpses stay.]]
** [[spoiler: Except sometimes they survive for a bit longer, only to die in other ways, in other places, and sometimes their bodies stay... or don't.]]

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* TheGrimReaper / ArchangelGabriel / ManipulativeBastard / AlternativeCharacterInterpretation: TheGrimReaper: [[spoiler: The black-clad taxi driver, due driver who ferries Jess back to EpilepticTrees. Christopher Smith himself has even suggested TheGrimReaper theory.]]
the Triangle is implied to be a stand-in, especially considering how Jess's broken promise to pay him mirrors Sisyphus's broken promise to death]].
* GroundhogDayLoop: Jess witnesses the death of her co-passengers from different views because apparently the whole situation starts all over again when they die. [[spoiler: Subverted because for everyone she has killed apparently the corpses stay.]]
** [[spoiler: Except sometimes they survive for a bit longer, only to die in other ways, in other places, and sometimes their bodies stay... or don't.]]



* {{Made of Plasticine}}: In the midst of trying to convince Victor that they keep dying and coming back to start everything all over again, [[spoiler: Jess accidentally kills him by pushing him into one of the pointed hangers attached to the wall, completely penetrating the back of his head.]]
** Subverted a bit in that [[spoiler: he doesn't die right away, and in fact appears to suffer a bit of brain damage and die from an internal hemorrhage rather than the wound itself. Still, a hanger piercing that deep into the skull is not likely.]]
** Actually this seems quite legit as [[spoiler: the hanger seems to penetrate the part where the skull and spine connect, there is a small area that isn't protected neither by the skull or the spine, you should be able to even feel it when your neck muscles are relaxed. However this raises the other question of how does he keep moving around after having his spinal cord snapped.]]

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* {{Made of Plasticine}}: In the midst of trying to convince Victor that they keep dying and coming back to start everything all over again, [[spoiler: Jess accidentally kills mortally wounds him by pushing him into one of the pointed hangers attached to the wall, completely penetrating the back of his head.]]
** Subverted a bit in that [[spoiler: he doesn't die right away, and in fact
which appears to suffer a bit of brain damage and die from an internal hemorrhage rather than the wound itself. Still, a hanger piercing that deep into the puncture his skull is not likely.]]
** Actually this seems quite legit as [[spoiler:
to the hanger seems to penetrate the part where the skull and spine connect, there is a small area point that isn't protected neither by brains fall out of the skull or the spine, you should be able to even feel it when your neck muscles are relaxed. However this raises the other question of how does he keep moving around after having his spinal cord snapped.]]hole]].



* NeverTheSelvesShallMeet: Averted. [[spoiler: Jess throws the masked killer overboard, threatens the second Jess which created a second timeline, gets motivated by the second Jess who turned into the second masked killer to become the first masked killer and gets thrown overboard by the third Jess which will apparently walk the exact same path she did.]]
** [[spoiler: Jess discovered a grate in one of the ship's rooms through which she could see a whole pile of the locket she wears which indicates that there are presumably several if not many other Jesses that went through the loop, but she never meets them. Then her locket falls in with the rest...]]
* NoOSHACompliance: The hook for rescue rings installed at head level.

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* NeverTheSelvesShallMeet: Averted. [[spoiler: Jess throws the masked killer overboard, threatens the second Jess which created a second timeline, gets motivated by the second Jess who turned into the second masked killer to become the first masked killer and gets thrown overboard by the third Jess which will apparently walk the exact same path she did.]]
** [[spoiler: Jess discovered a grate in one of the ship's rooms through which she could see a whole pile of the locket she wears which indicates that there are presumably several if not many other Jesses that went through the loop, but she never meets them. Then her locket falls in with the rest...]]
* NoOSHACompliance: The sharp hook for rescue rings installed at head level.



* PlotHole / RiddleForTheAges: [[spoiler: The second Jess got a totally different story which may or may not have influenced the first Jess to become the masked killer of her own story which can either be a PlotHole for the sake of the story or RiddleForTheAges for a sequel.]]

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* PlotHole / RiddleForTheAges: [[spoiler: The second Jess got a totally different story which may or may not have influenced the first Jess to become the masked killer of her own story which can either be a PlotHole for the sake of the story or RiddleForTheAges for a sequel.]]



%%* SceneryPorn: needs context



* StableTimeLoop: [[spoiler: Jess comes to the harbor looking dazed and eventually ended up being on the mysterious boat and threw a masked killer overboard. She realizes the GroundhogDayLoop and tries to break the chain by killing herself becoming the masked killer and getting thrown overboard. She drifted back to the shore where she was able to hitchhike back home seeing herself with her son. She killed her other self and wanted to dispose of the body which resulted in a car accident killing her son. She gets on a taxi to go to the harbor and the trauma seems to have caused amnesia. She comes to the harbor looking dazed and eventually ended up being on the mysterious boat, etc. etc. etc.]]
** The trauma didn't cause amnesia. [[spoiler: Jess gets on the boat at the end with the intent of killing everyone to reset the loop, then going back to fix things surrounding the incident with her son. The Jess that gets on the boat at the end is the Jess that is involved in the first loop which we don't get to see all of (when she was wearing the black jacket and went ape shit on the guy in the cabin). The time split didn't happen when she killed herself on the boat, it happened when she killed herself in the house.]] WordOfGod states that one of the possible interpretations of the film is that amnesia ''was'' involved... starting when [[spoiler:Jess wakes up from her nightmare looking bewildered, almost as if she doesn't know why she's there]].

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* StableTimeLoop: [[spoiler: Jess comes to the harbor looking dazed and eventually ended up being on the mysterious boat and threw a masked killer overboard. She realizes the GroundhogDayLoop and tries to break the chain by killing herself becoming the masked killer and getting thrown overboard. She drifted back to the shore where she was able to hitchhike back home seeing herself with her son. She killed her other self and wanted to dispose of the body which resulted in a car accident killing her son. She gets on a taxi to go to the harbor and the trauma seems to have caused amnesia.harbor. She comes to the harbor looking dazed and eventually ended up being on the mysterious boat, etc. etc. etc.]]
** The trauma didn't cause amnesia. [[spoiler: Jess gets on the boat at the end with the intent of killing everyone to reset the loop, then going back to fix things surrounding the incident with her son. The Jess that gets on the boat at the end is the Jess that is involved in the first loop which we don't get to see all of (when she was wearing the black jacket and went ape shit on the guy in the cabin). The time split didn't happen when she killed herself on the boat, it happened when she killed herself in the house.]] WordOfGod states that one of the possible interpretations of the film is that amnesia ''was'' involved... starting when [[spoiler:Jess wakes up from her nightmare looking bewildered, almost as if she doesn't know why she's there]].
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25th Feb '16 9:54:05 AM CaptainCrawdad
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* BatDeduction / InsaneTrollLogic: When she becomes aware from the time loop, Jess tries to prevent the deaths of her companions. Trying to rescue them from somewhat more experienced versions of herself, and consequently trying to stir events to a different reaction. [[spoiler:When that fails, she concludes that she has to kill them to end the loop. Because all the previous versions of herself eventually tried to do so. That she has not seen even one of them succeed in breaking the loop, and that she has personally taken out one of them evidently fail to convince her that this method doesn't work either.]]
** [[spoiler: She doesn't think she can end the loop by simply killing them, she wants to kill them in order to trigger a new loop and then prevent them from boarding the ship in first place (standing on the stairs they use to get on the ship with a bag on her head and a shotgun in her hands would probably do the job). Unfortunately, she's forced to go overboard by her past self before she manages that.]]
28th Jan '16 3:25:27 AM sabrina_diamond
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* IHatePastMe: [[spoiler: Future Killer Jess, having gotten tossed off the boat, finds herself at the beginning of the day and sees herself [[AbusiveParents physically abusing]] and yelling at her kid. Hating what she used to be, and having long since [[JumpingOffTheSlipperySlope jumped off the slippery slope]] she [[DropTheHammer smashes her past self's head in]] and tries to take her place. Somehow this does not result in erasing herself from time, but sets up an infinite loop.]]

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* IHatePastMe: [[spoiler: Future Killer Jess, having gotten tossed off the boat, finds herself at the beginning of the day and sees herself [[AbusiveParents physically abusing]] and yelling at her kid. Hating what she used to be, and having long since [[JumpingOffTheSlipperySlope jumped off the slippery slope]] she [[DropTheHammer smashes her past self's head in]] and tries to take her place. Somehow this does not result in erasing herself from time, but sets up an [[HereWeGoAgain infinite loop.loop]].]]
22nd Jan '16 7:40:16 PM FF32
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* PlotHole / LeaveThePlotThreadsHanging: [[spoiler: The second Jess got a totally different story which may or may not have influenced the first Jess to become the masked killer of her own story which can either be a PlotHole for the sake of the story or LeaveThePlotThreadsHanging for a sequel.]]

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* PlotHole / LeaveThePlotThreadsHanging: RiddleForTheAges: [[spoiler: The second Jess got a totally different story which may or may not have influenced the first Jess to become the masked killer of her own story which can either be a PlotHole for the sake of the story or LeaveThePlotThreadsHanging RiddleForTheAges for a sequel.]]
7th Dec '15 4:21:30 PM eroock
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* ThrowingYourSwordAlwaysWorks: Mean Jess throws he rifle at Jess when she runs out of ammunition.

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* ThrowingYourSwordAlwaysWorks: Mean Jess throws he her rifle at Jess when she runs out of ammunition.



* TrunkShot: Shot on Jess' face from within the trunk of her car [[spoiler: where she placed the corpse]].

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* TrunkShot: Shot on Jess' face from within the trunk of her car [[spoiler: where she placed loads the corpse]].
7th Dec '15 4:21:00 PM eroock
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* DramaticUnmask: The InternalReveal when Mean Jess unmasks to reveal her identity to the audience.

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* DramaticUnmask: The InternalReveal when When Mean Jess unmasks to reveal her identity to the audience.
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