24… Exile?

24 - Season 7.  I can already taste the goodness.I’m a fan of 24 – I don’t hide it, I don’t shy away from it, I stand up proudly at all my AA meetings and state with confidence, “Hello. My name is Stephen, and I love 24.” Of course, that doesn’t do anything to help with my addiction to alcohol, but screw it, I have to start somewhere.

So, this is old news – but still important to report… this Fall, FOX is airing a 2-hour TV movie of 24 that bridges the 2 year gap between Day 6 and Day 7. From Hollywood Reporter:

The producers of the Emmy-winning series are developing a two-hour “prequel” to the upcoming seventh season. Three days into the work stoppage, Fox decided against airing a partial season of the serialized drama with the eight episodes produced before and during the first weeks of the strike. The upcoming seventh season is set in Washington and features the first female U.S. president, played by Cherry Jones.

So – good or bad? Will a 2 hour movie have the same gusto an entire season of impossibilities brings us? Does it dilute the experience?

I’ll be honest – I’m more than a little excited to see Jack Bauer carrying around a gun and a cellphone and saving the United States from threats – both foreign and domestic. I was afraid I wasn’t going to get that at all in 2008. Hit the jump to see the trailer that puts the quality of this whole mess in jeopardy.


Seriously – did they get the intern to come in and do the voiceover? Sure, maybe FOX can’t afford the regular movie guy – but maybe they could have afforded the guy who does the Sonic commercials? Or how about someone who went through puberty?

And I’m just gonna call this out… it KINDA seems like it’s Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom. With rocket launchers. Thoughts?

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