FEATURE FILM REVIEW
Passengers crash at sea and find themselves on a deserted island. Desperate to survive, they find that the island has more in store for them than they could ever imagine.
I love a good story involving the Bermuda triangle. There are just so many stories of planes and boats disappearing that it's hard to ignore. Where there's smoke, there's fire, right? We'll this is Bermuda island! A tropical paradise that isn't as much of a paradise as some unlucky passengers would have hoped.
TRAFFIC CONTROL SAYS SKIES ARE CLEAR, BUT THE BERMUDA TRIANGLE SAYS OTHERWISE.
Bermuda Island is indeed a work of fiction - and for me, these are the hardest reviews to write because it's quite obvious that Bermuda island has a pretty good budget behind it. Relatively speaking. This is also the second movie I've reviewed lately that has Tom Sizemore in it for a very brief and honestly insignificant role. He's an airline attendant on a flight bound to hell! I also find it amusing that every woman who comes in contact with him tells him how handsome he is. I should also note that I really like Tom as an actor. Saving Private Ryan! Hello! However, a good actor and a budget does not always mean a great film will be produced - like always, a great story is needed.
So, the movie starts with the FBI taking down a very dangerous arms dealer who they now have to report on this flight. The FBI's competence is questioned throughout the whole process. More worrisome than this prisoner is the freak storm that now threatens this flight. Traffic control says skies are clear, but the Bermuda Triangle says otherwise. Wouldn't you know it, they crash land on an island. A Bermuda island! Many have survived, and everyone has some pretty bad scratches that often look a little questionable. Of course, survival is the number one priority, and then getting off the island.
THE PLACE INITIALLY LOOKS LIKE PARADISE UNTIL THEY ARE ATTACKED...
The place initially looks like a paradise until they are attacked by what I can only describe as a cross between Orcs (Lord of the Rings), the Predators (Predator films), and every zombie you can imagine. All of a sudden, survival has been amped up many volumes. The group eventually split into two camps as dissension sets in. Then a strange dude named Bruce shows up. He's the sole survivor of a plane crash as well. The only difference is that Bruce may have crashed there a long, long time ago. I would say he is maybe late 20's. So you can see where this is heading. To go further would be spoiler-city which I would never do.
Bermuda Island started with so much promise but honestly digressed into some weaker deliveries at times. Then again, there are some solid performances as well. Still, Bermuda Island is definitely not a complete wash - an all-around good effort that just didn't quite hit the mark as hard as I think it could have. Decent but not amazing - I feel a solid two and a half stars is where I sit with this one.
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