The Triangle is an epic six hour three night mini-series that drives into what exactly is the mystery of the Bermuda Triangle and why it causing so much trouble for the various of planes and boats that have traveled through its waters to only disappear without a trace, through the various centuries, all the way back to 1492 when Columbus sallied his way to the New World.
Please don’t get this one confused by the 2001 movie of the same name, they are two totally different things who only share the fact that the Bermuda Triangle is base for their plots. This one comes from the minds of Bryan Singer, who directed X-Men, Dean Devlin, who help produced Stargate and Independence Day, and finally Rockne S. O'Bannon who wrote screenplay who also did work on Farscape.
This series kicks off when shipping tycoon Eric Benirall, played by Sam Neill, hires rag-team of expects who themselves have various backgrounds that seem to have no connection to each other, to find out why he is losing so much cargo ships in waters of the Bermuda Triangle, but he is hiding the fact that he lost his twin brother to the Triangle a couple years ago and wants to find out what happen to him. Benirall explains why he picked them because each one of them brings something to the table while it maybe meteorology (Bruce Geller, played by Michael E. Rodgers), deep ocean knowledge(Emily Patterson, played by Catherine Bell), knowledge in the paranormal(Stan Lathem, played by Bruce Davison),or even being a news reporter (Howard Thomas, played by Eric Stoltz ).To further encourage them on he will paid them each five million dollars of his own money if he solves the enigma of what the Bermuda Triangle is.
With that thought on the back of their minds they start their search for the mystery of the Triangle and to find out what it is really is. While they are their journey they experience a series of bizarre events that seem to question their reality and what is really going on with the Triangle, to top all of this off the military get in their way of their investigation as well. With questions their will to even continue on this path, but despite this they continue on it and when they do discover a series of twists that turns the entire series on its head, not once, but twice.
I personally loved the plot of this story, forces solely on the Bermuda Triangle and what really causes it, making it almost like a character of this show, not use as a location ploy to get a person to watch the movie or even an episode or a series, I have seen this done before a couple of times before. To top all of this off the person that is call them in is willing to paid them for all of their efforts.
Now with the acting in this mini-series, I have pretty impressive by the group of actors and actress that they got for this mini-series, lesser known actors and actress that aren’t wash-up. Yes, there were two of the actors that had name recognitions to them, Sam Neil and Lou Diamond Phillips, but the others I didn’t recognize. In bit of irony, the actors who names that I did recognizes, Lou and Sam, their acting in this mini-series felt like they were flat almost like they didn’t give it their all, with is a little sad because both Lou and Sam are good actors and I would like to see a little more life injected into their characters. The real actors that shined in this mini-series are the lesser known actors, I.e. Stoltz, Bell, Davison, and Rodgers. But the real star in this mini-series is Stoltz, who in the beginning of this series was disbeliever in all of this stuff, but in the end became a believer in all and was the hero of the series.
The computer effects in this series were good for being a mini-series and I felt like that there were in the right number, there wasn’t to many of them to overload the characters and the story.