I was a huge fan of Breaking Bad, so I was beyond excited for this movie. El Camino feels like an extended episode of the series, which is not a bad thing at all. However, It is not an easy movie to watch and to follow if you have not seen the TV series. But, if you have seen or were a fan of the show, then you will find this movie to be very entertaining and enjoyable. It is all about Jesse Pinkman (Aaron Paul), and the immediate aftermath of the final episode of the show, so that is pretty cool on its own. Jesse gets a chance to reconnect through a series of flashbacks with some of our favorite characters from the show; there is a quick flashback scene with his girlfriend, Jane (Krysten Ritter). There is this cool scene with Mike at the beginning of the movie (Jonathan Banks) and a compelling and somewhat bleak scene with Walter White (Bryan Cranston).
We get to spend a considerable amount of time with the derange and psychotic Todd (Jesse Plemons), where Jesse is forced to assist Todd in disposing of a dead body. We also get to see the likable duo of Skinny Pete and Badger (Charles baker & Matt Jones). And of course, we have Robert Forster making his final on-screen appearance playing Ed, the new identity and relocation expert from Breaking Bad’s last season. Here we get the chance to know this mysterious character a little better; we get to see him running his vacuum repair store, while at the same time operating his relocation services for the criminal underworld.
There are many moving parts in this movie for die-hard Breaking Bad fans to enjoy, and all in all, this is a fun movie to watch, especially if you are a fan of the show.
Three out of Five Popcorn Bags. 🍿🍿🍿
EL CAMINO: A Breaking Bad Movie (2019, Streaming on Netflix)