Prison Break Revival Is Full Of Mindless Action, Sloppy Storytelling, & Ugly Islamophobia! See The Sentencing In Our Review Roundup!
Fans of Prison Break may be excited for the return of the popular FOX thriller… but according to the critics, Season Five should have stayed locked up!
Just like its first run, the Prison Break revival offers high-adrenaline, loosely-plotted action involving the convoluted escape of a frighteningly gloom prison.
Unlike its earlier seasons, however, the new episodes embrace its mindless action while trying to convey an important message — which, due to cartoonish portrayal of Middle Eastern characters, comes off vaguely Islamophobic.
Although critics were happy to see the return of Wentworth Miller as riddle-minded escapist Michael Scofield, most couldn't get past the obvious glare of his unexplained resurrection after dying in the original run.
And while the easily digestible action was found to be entertaining, most critics felt the show's commentary centering around the very real conflict in Yemen was highly misinforming — and couldn't be airing at a worse time.
Ch-ch-check out our review roundup (below) to see the critics' harsh rulings!