Sunday, July 6, 2014

The Triangle (2005)

Director: Craig R. Baxley

Writers: Rockne S. O'Bannon, Bryan Singer, Dean Devlin

Composer: Joseph LoDuca

Starring: Eric Stoltz, Catherine Bell, Lou Diamond Phillips, Bruce Davison, Michael E. Rodgers, Sam Neill, Lisa Brenner, John Sloan, Charles Martin Smith

More info: IMDb

Tagline: In the Bermuda Triangle, nothing stays lost forever.

Plot:  With his crews and cargo ships disappearing at an alarming rate around the Bermuda Triangle, a billionaire hires a crew full of specialists to understand why. Hand picked by the man himself, the crew consists of a skeptical journalist, an ocean engineer, a scientist, and a psychic. With an attractive financial offer made to each of them, the crew will investigate the legendary, and very mysterious Bermuda Triangle to find answers. But as their findings deepen, the crew finds themselves surrounded by bizarre occurrences that only become all the more nightmarish. The offers made to them may have seem ideal at the time, but now they may have gotten in over their heads against something they may not understand.

My rating: 6.5/10

Will I watch it again? No.

If you've got over four hours to kill and you're a Bermuda Triangle enthusiast then you'll probably dig this.  I did and I'm not but I still managed a good time of it.  The first half is better than the second.  It's an interesting story and it's told in a compelling manner but the final hour felt like the urgency was ramped up too much and for too long which lead to a bit of boredom  The performances are good.  I could have used a lot more Sam Neill but I liked what he delivered.  He's not in it much - more at the beginning and the end.  His character's resolution was hilarious.  Seeing Bryan Singer's name attached as co-writer and producer got my attention (plus Sam Neill in the cast).  I'm surprised that it held me for more than four hours.  Not a bad picture at all.

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