History Film / Triangle

22nd May '17 4:31:38 AM Jan_z_Michal
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* VillainOfAnotherStory[=/=]HeroOfAnotherStory: [[spoiler: Mean Jess. She's part of the StableTimeLoop and eventually is murdered with an axe by unknown version of Jess [[note]](most likely the one that run away from Shotgun Jess in the restaurant)[[/note]], but we never learn from where exactly she comes from and what is her backstory. It's only implied she's a version of Jess that lived through the "big" loop (boarding the yacht in the harbor) [[CynicismCatalyst few times too many]] and got really desperate, but that's all]].
20th May '17 5:22:40 PM Jan_z_Michal
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* CrouchingMoronHiddenBadass[=/=]DyingMomentOfAwesome: [[spoiler: After being portrayed as a useless slacker and ending basically butchered by Killer Jess 2, Downey still muster enough strength to haul himself to the bathroom, open water tap (so it makes sound even after he will be long dead) and writes his killer name on the mirror]].

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* CrouchingMoronHiddenBadass[=/=]DyingMomentOfAwesome: [[spoiler: After being portrayed as a useless slacker and ending basically butchered by Killer Jess 2, Mean Jess, Downey still muster enough strength to haul himself to the bathroom, open water tap (so it makes sound even after he will be long dead) and writes his killer name on the mirror]].



* DesignatedGirlFight: [[spoiler: Killer Jess 1 vs Jess, when we watch things from Jess perspective. Later, when Jess is right next to dying Sally, she watches as another Jess murders Killer Jess 2 with an axe]].

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* DesignatedGirlFight: [[spoiler: Killer Jess 1 vs Jess, when we watch things from Jess perspective. Later, when Jess is right next to dying Sally, she watches as another Jess murders Killer Mean Jess 2 with an axe]].
20th May '17 4:30:42 PM Jan_z_Michal
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* ICannotSelfTerminate: [[spoiler: Jess can't bring herself to shoot any version of herself until reaching the stage of being Killer Jess. What's more, the first thing she does when she gets a hold of a shotgun for the first time is openly contemplating suicide... which she of course doesn't go with]].
20th May '17 3:52:13 PM Jan_z_Michal
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* CrouchingMoronHiddenBadass[=/=]DyingMomentOfAwesome: [[spoiler: After being portrayed as a useless slacker and ending basically butchered by Killer Jess 2, Downey still muster enough strength to haul himself to the bathroom, open water tap (so it makes sound even after he will be long dead) and writes his killer name on the mirror]].



* DesignatedGirlFight: [[spoiler: Killer Jess 1 vs Jess, when we watch things from Jess perspective. Later, when Jess is right next to dying Sally, she watches as another Jess murders Killer Jess 2 with an axe]].



* DoesNotLikeShoes: Victor spends entire film barefoot, even before they leave for their cruise.



** Greg points out to Jess: "But you can't be everywhere all of the times". [[spoiler: For most of the film, there are three versions of Jess roaming around the Aeolus.]]

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** Greg points out to Jess: "But you can't be everywhere all of the times". [[spoiler: For most of the film, there are three five versions of Jess roaming around the Aeolus.]]


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* IHaveAFamily: First thing that comes to Jess mind when [[spoiler: the masked killer is about to shot her is saying "I have a son". Which is the very reason why Killer Jess wants to kill Scared Jess and just go back home or at least allow one of iterations of Jess to never end up trapped on the ship]]. And of course let's not forget [[spoiler: Timmy is dead at this point of the story anyway, making it all a lie and a moot point]]. ItMakesSenseInContext.
20th May '17 2:07:43 PM Jan_z_Michal
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* ConspicuousCG: Let's just say they only had $12 million for the entire movie. [[spoiler: And almost all [[TropesAreTools things in CGI are supernatural, thus should look off]]]].



* GenreBlindness: They are sailing in Bermuda Triangle. Weird things happen one after another. Not a single person even try to connect the two.



* [[TrailersAlwaysSpoil Posters Always Spoil]]: One of the most widespread posters [[spoiler: subtly suggest Jess is the masked killer by simply putting a mirror image in a poodle of blood. By itself it affects nothing, but quickly turns into a massive suggestion during the movie]]. But absolutely nothing beats one of the posters that consists of [[spoiler: exhausted Jess sitting right next to entire pile of mutilated Jesses, with word "Triangle" written at her feet]]. [[SarcasmMode Gee, one can wonder what does it mean for a thriller set on sea]]...

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* [[TrailersAlwaysSpoil Posters Always Spoil]]: One of the most widespread posters [[spoiler: subtly suggest hints Jess is the masked killer by simply putting a mirror image in a poodle of blood. By itself it affects nothing, but quickly turns into a massive suggestion during the movie]]. But absolutely nothing beats one of the posters used on leaflets that consists of [[spoiler: exhausted Jess and bloodied Sally sitting right next to entire pile of mutilated Jesses, Sallies, some of them already decomposing, with word "Triangle" written at her feet]].the bottom]]. [[SarcasmMode Gee, one can wonder what does it mean for a thriller set on sea]]...


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* SoftGlass: Played absolutely straight, even if there is just no way for Vic to break through the plexiglass with nothing more than the weight of his body - he would sooner get few bruises and bounce off than smash it. It's used on sailboats precisely due to the durability against blunt impact and general resistance. [[spoiler: It exists solely to fill the yacht with water]].
20th May '17 1:31:31 PM Jan_z_Michal
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* [[TrailersAlwaysSpoil Posters Always Spoil]]: One of the most widespread posters [[spoiler: subtly suggest Jess is the masked killer by simply putting a mirror image in a poodle of blood. By itself it affects nothing, but quickly turns into a massive suggestion during the movie]]. But absolutely nothing beats one of the posters that consists of [[spoiler: exhausted Jess sitting right next to entire pile of mutilated Jesses, with word "Triangle" written at her feet]]. [[SarcasmMode Gee, one can wonder what does it mean for a thriller set on sea]]...
14th May '17 4:09:25 PM eroock
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* HostileWeather: The sailing trip goes well until the weather becomes odd. The ship goes from a speed of 7 knots (8.055 miles /12.96 kilometers per hour) to 0 in mere seconds. A change which Greg, the only experienced sailor among them, quickly marks as strangely abrupt. Then some kind of strange electrical storm turns up on the horizon, heading their way. A quick communication with the coast guard establishes that there is no other report of any strange weather in the area.



* WeatherDissonance: The sailing trip goes well until the weather becomes odd. The ship goes from a speed of 7 knots (8.055 miles /12.96 kilometers per hour) to 0 in mere seconds. A change which Greg, the only experienced sailor among them, quickly marks as strangely abrupt. Then some kind of strange electrical storm turns up on the horizon, heading their way. A quick communication with the coast guard establishes that there is no other report of any strange weather in the area.
9th May '17 5:18:53 PM benda
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* ExtremelyShortTimespan: The story plays out within one day.

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* ExtremelyShortTimespan: The story plays out within one day. [[spoiler: Or so it seems; the exact nature of time loop is unclear.]]
9th May '17 5:11:45 PM benda
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** The cab driver warns Jess that [[spoiler:there is no point in trying to save the boy (her son). Yet she voluntarily re-enters the loop in an effort to do just that, despite the mounting evidence that it is futile. One view of the events of the film is that the only way to actually end the loop is for Jess to finally quit trying.]]

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** The cab driver warns Jess that [[spoiler:there is no point in trying to save the boy (her son). Yet she voluntarily re-enters the loop in an effort to do just that, despite the mounting (literally, in the form of mounting bodies of Sallys and seagulls) evidence that it is futile. One view of the events of the film is that the only way to actually end the loop is for Jess to finally quit trying.]]
25th Apr '17 8:16:23 AM MrCanoehead
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* AmnesiaLoop:[[spoiler: Both versions of Jess who turn up at the harbor have underwent traumatic experiences and it is evident in their behavior. Later in the timeline of the first of them, she falls asleep for a couple of hours. When she wakes up, one of the first thing she mentions is "I don't remember". During the loop she seems to re-learn things that she had forgotten about. One interpretation is that the loop gives her temporary amnesia and she keeps attempting to recover her memories. When she succeeds, its time for the cycle to re-start.]]

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* AmnesiaLoop:[[spoiler: Both versions of Jess who turn up at the harbor have underwent undergone traumatic experiences and it is evident in their behavior. Later in the timeline of the first of them, she falls asleep for a couple of hours. When she wakes up, one of the first thing she mentions is "I don't remember". During the loop she seems to re-learn things that she had forgotten about. One interpretation is that the loop gives her temporary amnesia and she keeps attempting to recover her memories. When she succeeds, its time for the cycle to re-start.]]
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