15, 2009, Directed by Christopher Smith
Starring: Melissa George, Liam Hemsworth, Michael Dorman, Rachel Carpani
The problem with a film obsessed with such complexity however is that flaws are inevitable. There is an overbearing highlight on imagery which eventually desensitises when you should be creeped out. Combine this with the amount of questions left unanswered, and if you let it, this could aid in frustrating and alienating the viewer in equal measure. The ending does live up to the remainder of the film – yet alternatively, the previous content leaves it impossible not to be completely devoid of the feeling that things could have been wrapped up just that little bit tighter. As a horror, the film fails – as a science-fiction brain-busting feature that has been crafted with skilled complexity, Triangle works best. Not to everyone’s taste, granted, but the head-slapping twists in which the jigsaw pieces slot into place are what make the film completely watchable.
If Triangle is the shape of things to come for Christopher Smith, all eyes should be fixed upon what he does next.