Wednesday, November 18, 2009

The Prisoner: Checkmate

Hour Six of The Prisoner remake, Checkmate, is the final hour of the third night's Prisoner episode. The Prisoner remake stars Jim Caviezel and Ian McKellen as Number Six and Number Two.

The Prisoner

Checkmate is trippy. The only thing this could have made this more complicated and bizarre would have been a speech by Kenneth Griffith in the final episode of the original series. Or a rendition of "Dry Bones" and a gun fight to the tune of "All You Need Is Love." Will have to think and let the story sink in before passing final judgment. I really don't know.

The title is also the title of original series episode, "Checkmate," though it bears no resemblance to it. It's more similar in tone with "Once Upon a Time" and "Fall Out."

*** 1/2 out of *****

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