Blu-Ray Review – Prison Break (Event Series)

When The X-Files came back for an event series, seemingly out of nowhere after two films seemed to finish off what the television series, one can imagine that similar shows could undergo a revival. 24 came back, this time without Keifer Sutherland, and Prison Break got a fifth season after seemingly wrapping up everything in the fourth season nearly a decade ago. With Twin Peaks coming out with more episodes recently, despite being in a similar scenario, one of the new trends seems to be the quick revival of hit series to spike a rating. Hell, Netflix brought back a sequel to Full House that seemed rooted in nostalgia more than storytelling.

Simple premise. When we last saw Michael (Wentworth Miller) he was clearly a corpse. He winds up resurfacing in Yemen under a new name, Lincoln (Dominic Purcell) and C-Note (Rockmond Dunbar) wind up traveling to the Middle East to try and find him.

If you take scripts that were rejected by Homeland and other sort of international thriller types of shows and adapted them for this universe, that’s what this revival of the series would feel like. It’s designed for fans of a series that really should’ve ended after the first, when the title and story weren’t stretching significantly because of the show’s extraordinary ratings.

The Event Series is for that fan who wants to grab a beer and go down memory lane with some friends who’ve been gone for a while, nothing more.

A making of EPK piece is the only thing of note.

20th Century Fox presents Prison Break (Event Series). Starring Wentworth Miller, Dominic Purcell, Rokmond Dunbar. Run Time: 390 minutes. Not Rated. Released on 6.27.17