24 is my favorite show of the last 10-years, and despite "bending the rules" it was always for a good cause, and Jack Bauer ended up as the "good guy"
Although I enjoyed the final season as well as the others, I was really disappointed in Jack being turned into a "bad guy". "The cause" didn't seem strong enough to almost kill ex-presidents, world leaders, secret service agents doing their job etc. It reversed a lot of the "hero image" that the first 7 seasons built up. It just seems like there were a number of other plot options that would have reached the same result. Jack could have still been running from people inside and outside of the country if the new movie becomes a reality.