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    El Camino: A Breaking Bad Movie (Vince Gilligan)


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    Going to see this at the Alamo on Sunday, and catching up on some Breaking Bad.

    Season 1 - There's a 2-3 episode stretch that reminds me why it took me a while to get into this show. There's such a long drag between their cooks that it's probably one of the weaker moments of the entire show. I kind of forgot how the season ended, so looking forward to seeing that again.
    The second episode dilemma of what to do with Krazy 8 is as good as anything the show ever did though.

    And funny to see how one could ever support Walter White on a second runthrough.

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    This is a nice coda that we didn't know we needed. I never wanted to revisit the show after it ended, but El Camino sparked at least a little flame for it.

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    Not sure why what is, thematically and narratively, an epilogue episode has to get diluted by a three-episode length. But this moves and looks great, and it's a (grim) pleasure to be back in the texture of this world again with some of its greatest hits, from suspense set-pieces, dark twisted humor, people working their ways out of impossible scenarios, to a slew of sublime character moments. "Dude... you're my hero and shit." [] 7/10
    Midnight Run (1988) - 9
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    The Adventures of Robinhood (1938) - 8
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    Loved it. So glad I got to watch this on a theater screen too.

    Breaking Bad did something that hardly any tv series do, and that was to end well. Despite all that, plenty of questions remained that fans were quite fine with having unanswered.

    Well, now those questions have also been answered, and the movie gives an appropriate ending to Jesse Pinkman, the most tortured character on the tv show. It never feels artificial or forced. Heck, I'd even say that it could work on its own because the suspense and story is so effective in its own right, [
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    I really enjoyed this. Like all of you are saying, it works like an epilogue to the series. Not really necessary, but enjoyable all the same. It's fun to see a large chunk of the cast returning to these iconic roles and, like the TV show, this movie is a triumph of smart, tense writing - Gilligan has perfected his style here. Nothing that happens to Pinkman in this flick feels forced and unnatural, it's all a logical consequence of where his character was at the end of the series and, as a result, this is fairly depressing to watch but the rythm, the aforementioned performances (Robert Forster's last role in particular) and a great ending keep it alive.

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    Breaking Bad is my favorite TV series and had just about the perfect ending, so I was very apprehensive about this movie. Thankfully the story is very much in line with the series and feels like an appropriate post script. I do wonder if someone who's never seen BB would enjoy it; I imagine they'd get the overall gist of it but feel like there are some major details missing (like what happens to Todd) and confused by the flashbacks (the last two I feel were a bit gratuitous, probably my only major complaint). For me though it was great. So many great moments, with my favorite being the duel and subsequent shootout. BB always had a kinetic style that made it feel like it would work just as well as a movie and El Camino proves that right.

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    Quote Quoting StanleyK (view post)
    Breaking Bad is my favorite TV series and had just about the perfect ending, so I was very apprehensive about this movie. Thankfully the story is very much in line with the series and feels like an appropriate post script. I do wonder if someone who's never seen BB would enjoy it; I imagine they'd get the overall gist of it but feel like there are some major details missing (like what happens to Todd) and confused by the flashbacks (the last two I feel were a bit gratuitous, probably my only major complaint). For me though it was great. So many great moments, with my favorite being the duel and subsequent shootout. BB always had a kinetic style that made it feel like it would work just as well as a movie and El Camino proves that right.
    I watched it with my mom, who only watched parts of the first BB season and for the most part, had no trouble following the plot. She did ask me who were Mike and Meth Damon, though.

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