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Official Triangle trailer online

MelissaGeorge.jpgThe official trailer for Triangle is online, although to be honest I don't see that much that's different and it still seems to be giving away the entire film.

The trailer for the film from Christopher Smith, Severance and Creep, was previously released on the internet but then quickly pulled for being very unofficial and very early.

Actually I was linking to the trailer when it was leaked and got quite a harsh email from ICON asking me to remove it immediately, not going after the source but me. I was rather put out and although I'm angry at them for not being a tad nicer about it or perhaps spinning it to both our advantages (perhaps offering a sneak peak or early release of the official if I removed the unofficial) I'm not going to hold it against the film.

So it's with total focus on the film and the trailer that I find I'm disappointed. The changes aren't that great and when you do see it you might be realising the same as me, it's still giving the whole thing away.

Of course I might be very wrong and the trailer's deliberately leading us one way only to blow us out of the water when we see the film, but the history of the modern day trailer wouldn't suggest that, it would suggest they've shown all the dramatic and exciting shots they can get their hands on and given away the story in the process.

The official blurb for Triangle, which comes with the trailer through Quiet Earth, goes like this:

When Jess sets sail on a yacht with a group of friends, she cannot shake the feeling that there is something wrong. Her suspicions are realized when the yacht hits a storm and the group is forced to board a passing ocean liner to get to safety, a ship Jess is convinced she's been on before. The ship appears deserted, the clock on board has stopped, but they are not alone... Someone is intent on hunting them down, one by one. And Jess unknowingly holds the key to end the terror.

Now take a look at the trailer yourselves and see what you think. Remember this is the official trailer.

Mmmm...Reading the blurb it's obviously setting up the mysterious stranger and the lead character of Melissa George has the answer. So watching the trailer it reveals two key, pivotal scenes, and enough of the mysterious someone to give us the answers.

I suggest if you've come this far and are still scared of reveals you should look away now.

Gone? Right, I'll get on with what I think is going on and how they've ruined it.

First up, they show the mysterious person on the ship far too much, you see what they are wearing and the gun they are carrying.

Then they have Melissa George saying “I recognise this corridor”.

The voice over man says “everything you have seen...you have seen before”.

Then they show Melissa George facing Melissa George, one very scared and the other holding the gun that the mysterious figure was and possibly a similar coat.

Then Melissa George says “it's starting all over again, that's what's going on...everything that is happening to you has happened to you before”.

She also says “change the pattern, if we change the pattern then we're not trapped”

Finally we get the reveal scene of one character bloody and dying, if not dead, lying amongst plenty of other dead or dying people who look just like her.

Now bear in mind I've not played through this slowly or seen anything else other than the summary and the trailer, and the official trailer at that, but is it hard to put two and two together from that? Do you really need me to now?

The power of the trailer, to destroy the story telling of a film.



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