History Film / Triangle

14th Aug '17 12:05:43 AM Ferot_Dreadnaught
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* ChildImmortality: Averted with the death of [[spoiler:Tommy]].
14th Jul '17 10:18:51 AM benda
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* DiscoveringYourOwnDeadBody: It's almost impossible to imagine what poor Sally must have thought on stumbling upon THAT pile... Alleviated a bit by the fact that she's arguably an AssholeVictim.



* RewatchBonus: Jess's strange behaviour in the beginning of the movie - especially her apologizing to Greg - makes much more sense in hindsight.

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* RewatchBonus: Jess's Jess' strange behaviour in the beginning of the movie - especially her apologizing to Greg - makes much more sense in hindsight.
14th Jul '17 10:16:08 AM 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.]]

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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 [[spoiler: Jess might most probably quit it the loop if she's finally ready to accept the death of her son and move on.]]



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



* 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.]]
** Many of the loop's elements have no logical beginning, in a sort of MyOwnGrandpa situation.


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* RewatchBonus: Jess's strange behaviour in the beginning of the movie - especially her apologizing to Greg - makes much more sense in hindsight.
* 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.]]
26th Jun '17 10:35:32 AM erforce
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* BetaCouple: Sally and Downey.
* BreakTheCutie: Jess.
* BreakTheHaughty: Sally.

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* %%* BetaCouple: Sally and Downey.
* %%* BreakTheCutie: Jess.
* %%* BreakTheHaughty: Sally.



* CassandraTruth: Greg doesn't believe Jess when she claims that she's sure she's been on the boat before, trying to tell her that it's all in her head.

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* CassandraTruth: CassandraTruth:
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Greg doesn't believe Jess when she claims that she's sure she's been on the boat before, trying to tell her that it's all in her head.



* 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]].



* IdiotBall: Jess [[spoiler: during her Killer Jess phase. She quickly understands that she's in a time loop and tries to break it and after several failures, she comes up with a plan to stand on the boarding platform and stop the group from entering. It could very well work if she didn't purposefully run into the fight she had with herself in the first part of the movie even though she knows she will get thrown from the ship and obviously won't be able to break the loop. She could have let her past self run around and go to the platform or at least not do the same things she saw doing herself the first time. The only reason she does this seems to be to get her character back to the city and advance the plot.]]



* IdiotBall: Jess [[spoiler: during her Killer Jess phase. She quickly understands that she's in a time loop and tries to break it and after several failures, she comes up with a plan to stand on the boarding platform and stop the group from entering. It could very well work if she didn't purposefully run into the fight she had with herself in the first part of the movie even though she knows she will get thrown from the ship and obviously won't be able to break the loop. She could have let her past self run around and go to the platform or at least not do the same things she saw doing herself the first time. The only reason she does this seems to be to get her character back to the city and advance the plot.]]



* {{Ironic Hell}}: [[spoiler: Everything mean Jess has tried to do to get back to her son (killing her friends being one of them) has led to her being directly responsible for his death, starting the sequence all over again.]]

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* {{Ironic Hell}}: IronicHell: [[spoiler: Everything mean Jess has tried to do to get back to her son (killing her friends being one of them) has led to her being directly responsible for his death, starting the sequence all over again.]]



* JumpingOffTheSlipperySlope: Jess.

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* %%* JumpingOffTheSlipperySlope: Jess.



* {{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 mortally wounds him by pushing him into one of the pointed hangers attached to the wall, which appears to puncture his skull to the point that brains fall out of the hole]].
* MakeItLookLikeAnAccident: Happens unintentionally. By virtue of the car crash, the corpse in the trunk turn from murder victim into casualty.

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* {{Made of Plasticine}}: MadeOfPlasticine: In the midst of trying to convince Victor that they keep dying and coming back to start everything all over again, [[spoiler: Jess accidentally mortally wounds him by pushing him into one of the pointed hangers attached to the wall, which appears to puncture his skull to the point that brains fall out of the hole]].
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* MakeItLookLikeAnAccident: Happens unintentionally. By virtue of the car crash, the corpse in the trunk turn from murder victim into casualty.



* {{Meaningful Name}}: The name of the ship, Aeolus, refers to a mythological Greek figure whose son, Sisyphus, was doomed by the gods to roll a boulder uphill for all eternity, where each time he reaches the summit the rock rolls over him and then back down again.

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* {{Meaningful Name}}: MeaningfulName: The name of the ship, Aeolus, refers to a mythological Greek figure whose son, Sisyphus, was doomed by the gods to roll a boulder uphill for all eternity, where each time he reaches the summit the rock rolls over him and then back down again. again.



* [[TrailersAlwaysSpoil Posters Always Spoil]]: One of the most widespread posters [[spoiler: subtly 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 and bloodied Sally sitting right next to entire pile of mutilated Sallies, some of them already decomposing, with word "Triangle" written at the bottom]]. [[SarcasmMode Gee, one can wonder what does it mean for a thriller set on sea]]...



* SacrificialLamb: Heather.

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* %%* SacrificialLamb: Heather.



* SpoilerCover: One of the most widespread posters [[spoiler: subtly 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 and bloodied Sally sitting right next to entire pile of mutilated Sallies, some of them already decomposing, with word "Triangle" written at the bottom]]. [[SarcasmMode Gee, one can wonder what does it mean for a thriller set on sea]]...



* UnresolvedSexualTension: Jess and Greg.

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* %%* UnresolvedSexualTension: Jess and Greg.



* 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]].



* {{What Happened to the Mouse}}: What happened to Heather after their ship capsized? [[spoiler: Other than the surviving suspecting she survived, got on the cruise, and dropped her keys (which was done by Jess by the way), we never know whether she survived, died, or became part of the time anomaly.]]

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* {{What Happened to the Mouse}}: WhatHappenedToTheMouse; What happened to Heather after their ship capsized? [[spoiler: Other than the surviving suspecting she survived, got on the cruise, and dropped her keys (which was done by Jess by the way), we never know whether she survived, died, or became part of the time anomaly.]]


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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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Added DiffLines:

* [[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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