Published on July 15th, 2009 | by simeon0
Prison Break: The Final Break
With the finale episodes in place, a DVD movie entitled Prison Break: The Final Break brings closure to the series and effectively completes many of the shows ongoing storylines. Originally shown outside of the U.S. but released as a DVD following the conclusion of season 4, the film fills in the sequence events between the final episode and the glimpse into the future which concluded the series and left many fans wondering.
The film stars Wentworth Miller as an architect who gets himself sent to prison in an effort to free his brother Lincoln (Dominic Purcell), from death row and soon finds himself and his brother pawns in a much larger conspiracy. It is learned that an organization known as “The Company”, controls everything from politics to business, and has framed Lincoln as part of their grand plot.
As the series unfolds Michael, Lincoln, and friends must stay ahead of dangers from fellow prisoners and seek allies as they attempts to gain their freedom and bring down The Company once and for all. The series cleverly moved outside of the prison and had the characters facing constantly evolving threats and conspiracies which allowed them not to be able to trust anyone or be safe anywhere.
After four seasons of cliffhangers and breakneck pacing, the series concluded with a finale that had some fans wanting more. The big question that was revealed when the final moments of the series shocked some fans, but thankfully is finally answered in the DVD release.
The film begins with the wedding of Michael and Sara (Sarah Wayne Callies), and the joy that Michael and his friends experience now that their long ordeal is finally over. No sooner do the ceremonies end, than Sara is arrested for killing someone to save Michael. Since the security camera is able to show Sara shooting the victim, but is unable to verify it is an act of defense, Sara is sent to a prison, where Michael learns that their old adversaries have arranged for Sara and her unborn child to be killed.
In a desperate race against time, Michael must mount another race against time to rescue the woman he loves and find the happiness and freedom that has so long eluded them.
The film has solid picture and sound quality and had the show finish on a high note. The strong ensemble cast and the numerous twists and turns kept fans on the edge of their seats as was the good supporting work by Lori Petty.
The film features deleted scenes and bonus materials and is a must own for fans everywhere.