Its that time again. Jack’s Back, as always come january and October brings the vaguely awaited trailer of Day 7 of 24. Seven shitty days since Jack first got a tip off to sneak into that warehouse with his partner and his world took a turn for the worse.
So if you know 24, you’ll know its a mixed bag, the first day undeniably was the best, as it was before it was ALL ABOUT JACK, and in my humble (and controversial) opinion, days 2 and 5 were the best of the rest of the bunch. Day 3 was okay.. not ideal, and 4 was entirely unmemorable. Day 6 however was.. something else. After the cliffhanger ending of Day 5, with Jack being shipped to China to answer for his sins, the fans really thought they’d be in for a treat with Day 6.
Not so! What began with a bang, quite literally, fizzled into the biggest plot based meltdown since … I dunno.. insert something shit here.. M:i2 springs to mind. It was appalling, rehashed everything you’d ever seen in 24 and was as such a massive disappointment. Even the promise of the reveal of Jack’s father and brother didn’t add much to the drama, when ideally there should’ve been lots to work with for the writers. Anyway, I digress.
Day 7 Trailer is here, and is the most shocking i’ve seen. Not in that kind of “oh isn’t it shocking, my goodness” No. Fuck no. It just looks cack. I thought when I heard various rumors from sites like Aintitcool.com and such that the writers were losing CTU, relocating to Washington, and making Jack answer for his crimes that they could make something great out of it again, 24 could be 24 again. But no, they’ve made Die Hard 4 mixed with “Firewall” by the looks of things. Check out the trailer and see for yourself but the fact Jack is running around disguised as an octogenarian man is enough to depress me, and don’t get me started on Fat Tony…