Sunday, November 23, 2008

24: Redemption Re-Cap

Well, I just finished watching the new 2-hour movie, that will be setting up the next season of the television show. . .

In this one, Jack Bauer (Kiefer Sutherland) is in Africa, with a buddy of his (Robert Carlyle) from when he was in the Special Forces. We learn that Jack has been on the run, for the last year, avoiding a subpoena from the U. S. government. (If he returns, he will lose his freedom) However, there just so happens to be a local warlord (Tony Todd!) who is "recruiting" [kidnapping] the local children to serve as soldiers in his People's Freedom Army.
Leave it to Jack to once again become a one-man army - protecting the children, getting captured and tortured, all within the 2-hour time-frame.

To be completely honest with you, I think that I am just plain 'burned out' on 24.
I absolutely loved the first season, and I really dug the 2nd and even the 3rd season. Then the show just started to gradually lose its appeal. [I mean, seriously, how many times can this one man continually be tortured, and still end up saving the day?!?]
I was hoping that with the hiatus, caused by last year's writer's strike, the show would somehow regain its leverage for me. Alas, no such luck - I do not think that I am going to even bother with Season 7. However, for those still interested, it Premieres on Sunday, January 11th.
[and if you missed tonight's movie, it will be on DVD, this Tuesday]



Smirking Revenge said...

I am with you on the love for the first season, but I haven't watched since third season. You got to admit that Jack has some crazy, crazy days but the show lost me a while ago.

thebonebreaker said...

I agree :-)


Andrew Simon said...

"24: Redemption" could have been a lot better, and the thing that truly saved it was Carly Pope in her underwear. I was forgiving of Powers Boothe (DEADWOOD) in season six, but here, he was just a bloody asshole. I'm still unsure of the new President, and I'm even more unsure of Jon Voight's Big Baddie. I will miss Tom Lennox, 'cuz that guy was cool.

Honestly, this whole thing felt like a lifeless flick where writer Howard Gordon and long-time director Jon Cassar just didn't give a damn. But, nonetheless, I will be watching seven season - Tony Almaeda back from the dead, how can I say no?


thebonebreaker said...


I am still not convinced that it could have been better - it's just to the point of 'enough already'!

Yeah, that was a nice scene with Pope - I saw her in a movie a few months ago, called Y.P.F. - the movie was nothing to rave about, however I did enjoy her scenes! ;-)

I will touch base with you, in a month or so, and ask how Season 7 is moving along. . .