The Out To Sea Blogathon – The Triangle (2005)

This review is part of the The Out to Sea Blogathon being run by Debbie over at Moon in Gemini

Tnx for letting me take part!

“Why is it that the more educated people are, the less open they are to new ideas?” – Stan Latham

Number of Times Seen – 1 (4 Mar 2020)

Brief Synopsis – A shipping magnate hires four specialists in different fields of interests in order to try and solve the mystery of the Bermuda Triangle.

My Take on it – I have always been a fan of conspiracy theory stories and have always been intrigued about the unanswered questions about the Bermuda Triangle.

This film is able to take that phenomena and find ways to make it all feel like one big conspiracy theory while integrating some other popular sci-fi ideas into the storyline.

The cast of this film is quite talented with Sam Neill, Bruce Davison, Eric Stoltz, Lou Diamond Phillips and Catherine Bell all giving nice performances.

Love how they are able to find ways to integrate their very diverse characters into a storyline like this and still make things seem realistic and plausible in the way that the plot unfolds.

The film’s special effects are a bit weak but that is to be expected from a made for TV miniseries, yet they still work.

They do a great job integrating numerous sci-fi themes into the storyline including time travel, parallel universes and of course other unexplained phenomena along the way.

The story itself is done well yet there are a few plot threads that remain with unsatisfactory explanations but I guess that is sometimes par for the course in movies like this one.

The story is played out in a very unpredictable way and that actually enhances things even more because we never truly know what is in store for these characters and the world since they have lots of interesting twists and turns along the way that take things in some very interesting and fascinating directions.

Bottom Line – Great conspiracy theory film that is able to work in a bunch of other sci-fi themes along the way that helps make it quite fun to watch.  The special effects are done well for a Made for TV movie but they could have been much better. The cast is superb and the way that they integrate the story lines of these seemingly diverse characters works quite well in helping establish how the plot unfolds. The story unfortunately still leaves some of the threads unanswered which is a bit annoying, but I guess that’s par for the course sometimes. Love how they are able to integrate time travel, parallel worlds and even other unexplained phenomena along the way.  Things are done in a very unpredictable way that enhances the story because one never truly knows where things are going especially when there are some nice twists and turns along the way that help nudge the story in some very intriguing directions. Recommended!

MovieRob’s Favorite Trivia – The first part of the mini-series was watched by an average of 4.3 million viewers. It was the Sci Fi channel’s highest-rated program to air since 2003 and the most watched mini-series premiere since Taken in December 2002. The second part of the mini-series was watched by an equal amount of 4.3 million viewers. The ratings improved slightly from the previous night and this episode became the highest-rated program to air on Sci Fi since the December 2003 finale of the Battlestar Galactica miniseries. (From IMDB)

Rating – Globe Worthy (7/10)


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