The Triangle (2005)
Starring: Sam Neill, Michael E. Rodgers, Eric Stoltz, John Sloan,
Charles Martin Smith
Directors: Craig R. Baxley
Closed-captioned, Color, Dolby, Widescreen, NTSC
Region: Region 1 (U.S. and Canada only)
Available Subtitles: Spanish
Available Audio Tracks: English (Dolby Digital 5.1), English (Dolby
Digital 2.0 Stereo)
"Sci-Fi Inside: The
The Triangle is
like an X-Files episode stretched out to a
three-hour long mini-series.
Made for the Sci-Fi
Channel, The Triangle is about a billionaire shipping magnate
hiring a group of four “experts” to investigate why his ships keep on
disappearing mysteriously in the so-called “Bermuda Triangle”, something
which is obviously costing him a fortune and no doubt escalating his
insurance payments like crazy.
Why not just divert
all the ships to a different route? I thought. Why hire a disparate
group consisting of two hard-up scientists, a reporter for a cheap
tabloid and a “psychic” and promise them five million dollars each if
they could solve an enigma which has been plaguing scientists for
decades? But that’s why I am a lowly Internet movie critic and not a
billionaire shipping magnate I suppose.
This double-disc DVD courtesy of Lion’s Gate doesn’t feature much in
terms of extras except for one small featurette.
Cheaply made with some dodgy CG effects especially during the opening
sequence of the very first episode, The Triangle’s final pay-off
(of course there is a government conspiracy involved) is ultimately a
confusing mess with enough inane techno babble to make any Trekkie
Despite the disappointing ending, The Triangle boasts some
genuinely interesting pure sci-fi touches and ideas along the way.
Science fiction fans would be reasonably intrigued. A pity though that
the show never develops those ideas further; surprising considering that
director Bryan Singer (Superman Returns,
X-Men) and Dean Devlin (Independence
Day) both share executive producer and story credits on the project.