The television remake '24: Legacy' proves relevant today. Dominic Pattern of Deadline Hollywood writes that the show has never been more timely, given the nonstop news headlines about travel bans, national security risks and fear of terrorism, at home and abroad. The '24' reboot gets viewers to think about real-time political uncertainties.
The new '24: Legacy' reboot is no longer relevant today. Its story contains forgettable, uninspiring elements that are predictable. As Maureen Ryan writes in Variety, the show's views on terrorism and politics could have been fresh when '24' first appeared, but now they feel severely outdated and disconnected from reality, which limits the impact of this remake.