I went to Mexico several years ago and loved every minute of it. I also took several years of Spanish in high school and college. So, please do NOT assume I am anti-Mexican when I say "Oh, those wacky Mexicans"! This film is something no other country could or would make, but it also is a weird little film that you just have to see to believe.
First, some background. In Mexico, their wrestling ('Lucha Libre') is much faster and more physical that American pro wrestling. However, oddly, some of the biggest heroes of the sport are mask-wearing heroes! In fact, these men are national heroes of the magnitude few outside the country realize. So popular, in fact, that many luchador films have been made over the years starring such folk heroes as el Santo and Blue Demon. Oddly, in all these films, these heroic guys NEVER take off their masks. They eat, drink, shower, sleep and make out in masks--always staying in character. My assumption for them doing this was so they could easily replace each luchador if they asked for too much money or wanted to retire! Or, perhaps the guys in these roles are too embarrassed to show their faces! What I really like is that on their off time, they mostly solve mysteries, fight injustice, take on monsters and, in this case the disappearance of aircraft in the Bermuda Triangle!! Hmmm...now that I think about it, they sound a lot like Scooby Doo and the gang!
This film begins with a strange device coming up from the ocean. As an airliner flies overhead, the device pulsates and the plane vanishes!! However, the disappearances are not the main theme of the film at first. Instead, Santo, Blue Demon and Mil Máscaras are secret agents who have agreed to help protect a princess who is going incognito. Hmmm....so you don't want her identity compromised so you have three guys that ALWAYS wear luchador masks to escort her! Great plan! Before the mission begins, Mil Máscaras is attacked by three guys and robbed. However, the real reason for the attack is to beat him up and for an evil (but sexy) agent to come to his rescue. Later, she introduces her two friends (also sexy spies) to Mil Máscaras' two luchador friends. Now here's where it gets REALLY weird. Two guys dressed in silver magically appear from no where and kidnap one of the girls! So, like knights in shining armor, the three masked heroes give chase--and end up in a weird sci-fi like underwater land hidden within the Triangle!! Apparently, the land is within some sort of bubble, but how they have grass and sunlight is beyond me.
How all these strangely divergent plot points all work together is certainly NOT something the average non-drug abusing person can fathom. So, be sure to see the film yourself to see how it all works out. In fact, the last five minutes of the film might just be the worst written and most incomprehensible in film history! Apparently, the luchadores are taken prisoner to Atlantis and the apocalypse arrives! The film ends with a giant nuclear explosion!! How all this relates to the rest of the film STILL is beyond me! I am afraid if I try to understand this (or the whole mask thing), my head will explode!!
The film is goofy and makes hardly any sense at all. However, for this genre, believe it or not, this isn't a particularly strange or fantastic plot!! Heck, the flip side of this DVD has a group of luchadores fighting scientifically enhanced midget wrestlers and trying to rescue beauty queens who were kidnapped and placed in suspended animation!!! And there are Santo films where he battles Frankenstein, the Wolf Man and Dracula!!! So, in the scheme of things., this one is pretty normal! Now a normal (sane) person probably won't watch such schlocky films, but it is practically required for lovers of bad cinema and cheese.
Review by planktonrules from the Internet Movie Database.