Film Prison Break

New 'Prison Break' blueprint goes too heavy on crazy

Fox's revival, alas, begins with a flawed blueprint, while suffering from a been-there, broke-out-of-that quality.

Where the series gradually became crazier with each passing season, the new version basically kicks off in wacky, crazy, off-the-rails mode, with much of the action set in a Yemeni prison and dodging ISIS fighters part of the obstacle course. The nostalgia of seeing everyone back together thus quickly dissipates, and it becomes increasingly difficult to check one's brain at the cell door.