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The Triangle

Season 1
 (107)
2005X-Ray16+
This Emmy-winning mini-series from Bryan Singer ("X-Men") follows a team of four experts as they investigate the disappearance of shipping vessels in the Bermuda Triangle, where they find a cosmic threat that might unravel time itself.
Starring
Eric StoltzCatherine BellLou Diamond Phillips
Subtitles
English [CC]
Audio languages
English

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  1. 1. Episode 1
    December 5, 2005
    1 h 28 min
    16+
    Subtitles
    English [CC]
    Audio languages
    English
    Billionaire shipping magnate Eric Benirall (Sam Neill) hires a tabloid journalist (Eric Stoltz), an oceanographer (Catherine Bell), an adventuring meteorologist (Michael Rodgers) and a psychic (Bruce Davison) to investigate why his shipping vessels have gone missing in the Bermuda Triangle. The survivor of one such incident (Lou Diamond Phillips) realizes that his reality has been altered.
  2. 2. Episode 2
    December 5, 2005
    1 h 23 min
    16+
    Subtitles
    English [CC]
    Audio languages
    English
    The government steps in and threatens to hijack the investigation. Howard and Stan search for the grandfather of the plane crash survivor while Bruce and Emily look for the source of anomalies in the triangle.
  3. 3. Episode 3
    December 5, 2005
    1 h 23 min
    16+
    Subtitles
    English [CC]
    Audio languages
    English
    The U.S. Secretary of the Navy claims they have found a way to stop the Triangle phenomena, but once back home the investigation team realizes that a miscalculation in his plan could lead to unimaginable consequences.

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Directors
Craig R. Baxley
Supporting actors
Bruce DavisonSam Neill
Producers
Volker EngelKelly Van HornMarc Weigert
Season year
2005
Network
FilmRise
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2.9 out of 5 stars

107 global ratings

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All American ReviewsReviewed in the United States on August 18, 2018
4.0 out of 5 stars
A Little Bit of Sci, A Lot of Fi
I genuinely enjoyed this quirky sci-fi miniseries, despite some unexpected plot twists and wild jumps of logic that seem to leap out of nowhere. The series starts a little bit like the X-Files in that there are some very rational explanations to what may be going on as well as some really crazy explanations that are straight out of some kind of conspiracy theory. At first I thought that all the things going on could be easily explained, but within the first hour the mini-series jumps the shark into the complete fantasy realm. As long as you like sci-fi it's all good, but don't go into this thinking that everything is going to be solved in a straight-forward way like one of those forensics TV shows.

The acting is, for the most part, pretty so-so. No outstanding performances here, but when you take a look at the cast of this mini-series what were you really expecting? The budget for this movie is pretty cheap, and it shows. There isn't as much bad CGI as you might expect from something on the SyFy channel, but there is more than enough of it.

The plot makes about as much sense as any other sci-fi/fantasy movie and the script is above average. For some reason this movie reminded me a lot of the level of production, writing and "reality" as the many Stargate series that appeared on SyFy over the years. I have no idea if they had similar producers, writers, etc., but this mini-series had very much the same feel and mix of fantasy vs reality.

While the story line here is nothing groundbreaking, it is pretty solid and the characters do seem to make some kind of sense. The chemistry is good between the different actors and there is a pretty reasonable level of character development. For being nearly 4.5 hours long the pacing is not too bad. Parts of it do seem a bit out of sequence or disconnected. For instance, nearly all of the parts with Lou Diamond Phillips are disconnected from the rest of the movie and only intersect with the other characters at random times. They almost seem as if they were shot for a completely separate movie at times.

I ended up binge-watching the entire mini-series at once because I got so into it that I wanted to see how it turned out. I was pretty satisfied with the ending. It dabbles just enough into sci-fi to make the story entertaining without going so overboard as to seem completely unbelievable, which is what a good science fiction story should do.
36 people found this helpful
tonylfriendReviewed in the United States on May 13, 2010
1.0 out of 5 stars
a geniune ripoff
Verified purchase
don't buy this dvd because it's not even a movie just about 15 minutes worth drama from a bunch of stupid bimbos
5 people found this helpful
TM ConwayReviewed in the United States on January 29, 2020
4.0 out of 5 stars
Very last few seconds ruined it for me
I enjoyed the movie and the acting was good. The storyline was a little disjointed at times though. This is one of those movies you watch purely for entertainment and get a side bonus of "what if" speculation. The only thing that infuriated me was...

**SPOILER AHEAD**

... at the very ending - and I am talking the last few seconds - Howard opens an envelope with a 5 mil check. Just before this, the others were left resigned to the fact that they would not be getting paid because Benirall's brother and Ackerman didn't remember anything about the deal. Then, as the team leaves the building, you can see Benirall looking down at them and it seems obvious that he does remember all of them. So... What's the deal? Was Howard special or did he have a different deal with Benirall? And what did the old piece of (shipwrecked) jewelry have to do with anything? I kept hoping that the thing with Howard getting a check meant that all the team would be getting a check as soon as they got back home - like this was a last little slip in their reality.

I would have given this 5+ stars if not for that ridiculous last few seconds. I've been searching online to see if anyone knows what up with that. I need to move on with my life! LOL
11 people found this helpful
Tammye JoReviewed in the United States on August 6, 2018
5.0 out of 5 stars
Excellect
This mini series is about a shipping company CEO [Sam Neill] who hires four people to discover what caused loss of his ships and crew in the Bermuda Triangle. They find out about a high-tech underwater facility the United States Navy has constructed because of the horrific failure of the Philadelphia Experiment. Excellent story line, with above average cast, and good special effects for the date of this release. Especially enjoyed the performance of Lou Diamond Phillips as a Greenpeace boat captain who survived the Triangle and suffered the effects afterwards.
21 people found this helpful
heyskipperReviewed in the United States on December 20, 2018
4.0 out of 5 stars
A delightful surprise!
I enjoy browsing through most of what I call the disaster genre series like The Triangle. Usually the answer to the dilemma turns out to be, "just hit it with a nuclear explosion(s) and all will work out just fine." But this one, while generally following the logical act structure of the rest was a complete and very enjoyable surprise for me. The talented work of an outstanding cast, the not-so-usual approach to the story-line, quality production values (graphics, CG, direction, et. al.) really grabbed me from the very beginning and in the end I was thoroughly entertained and a bit sad it was over. Hoping for another one like this in the future. I recommend THE TRIANGLE most heartily for a cold winters evening entertainment. Four stars plus in my book! Well done!
9 people found this helpful
George PiazzaReviewed in the United States on May 5, 2019
4.0 out of 5 stars
Fun fare; not outstanding but a solid 'guilty pleasure for Sci Fi geeks
I found the trilogy on DVD in a bargain bin some years ago and it became a sci fi guilty pleasure for me & my roomate.
Co written by Bryan Singer and Dean Devlin, this Sci Fi trilogy has fun exploring the myths and theories of the Bermuda Triangle. It is about what one would expect from a Devlin / Singer project - solid moments, sci fi / fantasy moments of varying quality & plausibility and some typical Devlin cornball bits.
As Singer said in a DVD commentary, it was a chance for him and Devlin to 'geek out'. And the writing is just that - fun & geeky.
The trilogy itself is a little less so.
The actors have some good moments and a few questionable ones. Sam Neill's role is reminiscent of his character in 'Event Horizon' but better (I'd rather watch 'The Triangle' than see 'Event Horizon' again). Catherine Bell holds her own, as does Bruce Davison. Eric Stoltz is a bit uneven - he has good moments and a few cringeworthy moments (especially near the end, but I got the impression he was doing his best with a script / scene that needed one more revision). Michael Rodgers is also decent in the context of the production (though there are a couple of moments where either the actor, the script or the director went full cornball - notably the introductory scene when he jumps out of an airplane into the eye of a hurricane. Very Dean Devlin.
Lou Diamond Phillips also does a decent job with the material he is given; on the upside, he convincingly shows the emotional torment of his character's arc & experiences; unfortunately, his character is isolated from the main story until the last 30 minutes. The writing & editing amplifies his function in the series (not a good thing) instead of smoothly integrating him in the story arc. It is obvious his character is there to serve a plot purpose; this hurts the flow somewhat.
The special effects obviously rely heavily on CGI, though this is made up for to a degree with a cool and appropriate color palette and a consistency that almost makes this early CGI work seem like a stylistic choice rather than a low budget hindrance. E.G. it is not a major flaw with the series (IMO).
The music is well done; the opening theme is particularly appropriate for the subject matter and the incidental music hits the right emotional notes - it matches and enhances each scene without being obtrusive; in fact I'd say the music saves the series. A lesser score would make the weak scenes jump out, but the Loduca's score smooths over some rough edges and enhances the more solid moments.
The story: It's a quirky rollercoaster ride with a number of twists and turns - some more effective than others. It rarely drags - a common in sci fi approach, trading deep character development & story consistency for a strong pace; not that it lacks character and story development; in fact, it does more than the average sci-fi mini-series.
Without getting into spoilers, 4 people from different backgrounds are hired by a shipping magnate to figure out why his ships are disappearing in the Bermuda Triangle, which requires them to determine what is really causing the strange events there. They are highly motivated since they only get paid if they find an answer to the mystery.
Along the way, they develop a variety of theories while experiencing increasingly strange events, including unexplained visions, etc. as they get closer to the cause of the mystery. I won't say any more except that they do eventually penetrate the heart of the weirdness and are changed in the process emotionally - the all grow and reevaluate their life choices (an aspect not too common in a typical sci-fi miniseries).
Common criticisms: yes, the series is somewhat derivative (though it throws in some unusual combinations that keep it from being tedious); yes, it has inconsistencies and weak points (some are smoothed over with other elements like the music and pacing); yes, some of the scenes are kinda ludicrous (hey, it's a sci fi mini-series for TV), and the end is not the best (not the worst either - the denouement is the hardest bit with any film, especially with sci-fi).
For a 3 part Sci Fi series, is could be much worse. IMO. Though not the best short run production I've seen, it is better than a lot of typical Sci Fy fare. If you can get past the negatives I've pointed out, ignore the derivative moments and suspend disbelief a bit, you might find that it is a fun little romp with no truly fatal flaws; a bit if a Guilty Pleasure & worth at least one viewing.
2 people found this helpful
PurpleReviewed in the United States on September 9, 2018
5.0 out of 5 stars
If you're a fan of good sci fi you'll enjoy!
Great movie! Feels like a mix between Inception and Groundhog Day. Very well acted. Writers did a good job of attempting a plausible scientific reason behind the phenomenon rather than a lot of paranormal mumbo jumbo as seen in other movies with the same theme. Well worth the watch!
10 people found this helpful
BReviewed in the United States on April 25, 2021
3.0 out of 5 stars
Okay movie, some action, suspensful, week ending.
This is an okay movie. Don’t expect anything realistic and keep your expectations low and you will likely enjoy this movie. Poor ending in my opinion. It does have some action and there is the lovely Catherine Bell who is always well worth looking at.

Now if we could get Amazon to stop forcing Amazon's low quality shows previews before the movies start. Or if we could get Amazon to fix their streaming service on Roku so the buttons worked without a 4 to 10 second delay. If we could get Amazon to remove a show or movie from the watch list when a user selects to remove it instead of just moving it to the end. If we could only get Amazon to place a marker on all show/movie Icons that have previously been watched. If only... thanks Amazon for making our viewing experience worse and being the worst steaming service on the internet.
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