El Camino: A Breaking Bad Movie
It was okay. Actually worse than okay. Very slow paced & long movie and nothing much happened. We also had flashbacks back and forth. In general, It was boring to be honest. I think people are giving it such a big rating because of Breaking Bad name and universe. In reality this movie had zero tense and zero intrigue comparing to Breaking Bad TV show.
Poor Jesse Will Always Be In Walt's Shadow
The Godfather 3. That is what I thought after watching El Camino. My comparison is based on how the third GF is decent enough by itself but doesn't hold a candle to its two predecessors. In that regard, El Camino will forever be looked at in the same vein when viewing it next to one of the best tv shows ever to grace the small screen (its in my personal top three and I'm not even sure of that three's order).
Should we have just left Breaking Bad as was and imagined for ourselves what happened to Jesse after? Eh, its not like El Camino is terrible and completely unneeded. There were definitely a few things to tie up and some solid moments throughout its runtime. But after watching, I just don't feel like its fair to Jesse's character to return back to him with a little less than two hours of material after five seasons leading up to his current situation. Does the follow-up work? Sure it does. Would it have been better had they given it a whole season and done it right after season five concluded? Probably. But would that story hold water to the arc that already ended five years earlier in epic fashion? Probably not. So I do battle a little bit wondering if we really needed to see what happened at all. Because as entertaining as it was to watch, El Camino was equally as underwhelming when held against the greatness of its source material.
A Smooth Drive
A very satisfying and fitting ending for the Jesse Pinkman arc. El Camino is full of some of the great things that made Breaking Bad so epic. Aaron Paul shows us why he was such a gift in this universe. The Cinematography is nails. And the other actors kill it.