Millionaire Eric Benirall has been losing ships at an alarming rate in the Bermuda Triangle and he’s decided things can’t go on as they are. As such, he recruits a team of investigators that get the mission to find out what’s going on and come back with a decent answer that’s supported by real proof.
Skeptical journalist Howard Thomas, offshore engineer Emily Patterson, psychic Stan Lathem and scientist Bruce Geller are offered a huge reward if they manage to pull it off so they’re anxious to start but when their investigations lead them to an underwater complex they may find they’re in over their heads…
Sound and Vision:
The image quality is decent for a mini-series with decent amount of contrast, good level of detail and no obnoxious compression errors. The sound comes with a Dolby Digital and DTS track where the latter stands out for being a bit more aggressive which is nice seeing the multitude of special effects that are above what you expect from a TV show.
– Interviews with cast & crew
A promotional extra that doesn’t add much.
The Triangle has some heavy names connected to it. The cast is comprised of several B actors but when you know that the story comes from Dean Devlin (Stargate SG-1) and Brian Singer (X-Men) your hopes for a decent mini-series immediately rise. And not without reason.
The Triangle takes an interesting spin on the Bermuda Triangle mystery and has decent character development so that it isn’t just a standard action vehicle with cardboard characters. The only downpoint is that 255 minutes is a long time and the entire part where we follow “Meeno” (Lou Diamond Phillips) seems like it could have been cut almost entirely. Next to that there’s also plenty of holes in the plot but for a show like this you almost expect there to be some so that’s not such a big issue.
All in all, The Triangle is an entertaining mini-series that does what it’s expected to do and although it does last a bit too long, fans of the genre will certainly enjoy it