The Triangle (2005)

Starring: Sam Neill, Michael E. Rodgers, Eric Stoltz, John Sloan, Charles Martin Smith
Craig R. Baxley
Closed-captioned, Color, Dolby, Widescreen, NTSC
Region 1 (U.S. and Canada only)
Available Subtitles: Spanish
Available Audio Tracks: English (Dolby Digital 5.1), English (Dolby Digital 2.0 Stereo)

DVD Features:

  • "Sci-Fi Inside: The Triangle" featurette



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.

THE DISCS: This double-disc DVD courtesy of Lion’s Gate doesn’t feature much in terms of extras except for one small featurette.

WORTH IT? 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 happy.

RECOMMENDATION: 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.



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