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Bermuda Triangle, The

Bermuda Triangle, The (1978) Movie Poster
Mexico / Italy  •    •  112m  •    •  Directed by: René Cardona Jr..  •  Starring: John Huston, Andrés García, Hugo Stiglitz, Gloria Guida, Marina Vlady, Claudine Auger, René Cardona III, Carlos East, Gretha, Catherine Piaget, Mario Arévalo, Jorge Zamora, Adalberto Arvizu.  •  Music by: Stelvio Cipriani.
      The passengers and crew of a boat on a summer cruise in the Caribbean stray near the famed Bermuda Triangle, and mysterious things start happening.

Review:

Image from: Bermuda Triangle, The (1978)
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Image from: Bermuda Triangle, The (1978)
Image from: Bermuda Triangle, The (1978)
Image from: Bermuda Triangle, The (1978)
Image from: Bermuda Triangle, The (1978)
Image from: Bermuda Triangle, The (1978)
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This film had a couple of interesting deaths and I wondered how it would all play out and suffice to say, it played out very badly. Apparently, whomever wrote this died before they had a chance to finish the screenplay and instead of trying to figure out where said screenwriter was going, they just kind of wrapped it up instead. Seriously, the film ends without showing us any sort of resolution and no kind of hint as to what was happening other than the fact that the little girl and her dolly were evil!

The story has a family aboard a boat touring the Bermuda Triangle and wishing to go on a dive where they feel they will find the lost city of Atlantis...well the kid with the unibrow thinks that is what they are going to find. Meanwhile, the engine room guy thinks they will find trouble and the cook is a walking stereotype that one would expect to see in the a film from the 1940's, not the 70's! They pick up a doll, give it to the girl and despite all the signs this doll is cursed, no one even thinks to throw it into the sea even after the guy who says he is going to throw back into the sea gets all chopped up by the propeller while little girl is in engine room!

The cast of this film is a bunch of people you have seen in other things along with John Huston who is apparently a dad to a bunch of young children even thought he looks to be well passed 60. The fact they keep dismissing the doll is irritating, I know it is irrational in real life to think a doll is behind things, but all the stuff that happens after they pick it up would make the most rational mind toss the thing. If nothing else, it was making the kid all creepy. Then we have an underwater scene that goes nowhere and where they keep showing us sharks being killed, did not think that added anything to the movie and was completely unnecessary.

So, this one had some interesting things going on as I wondered what was going to happen or if we would see any of the sea creatures depicted in pictures throughout the ship. The answer to that is no, they were as pointless as the planes being lost with no real background to the characters depicted. Just a huge waste of time in the end other than seeing that one blond in her bikini and a few interesting concepts used and then forgotten and an ending that sort of just peters out with no real resolution. I mean, why show a strange green glow if you are not going to show what it is attached to?


Review by Aaron1375 from the Internet Movie Database.