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El Camino: A Breaking Bad Movie Review
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## Good and Bad.
So, last night I stayed up until 2AM just so I could catch the El Camino movie. El Camino is a continuation of the Breaking Bad television series the brainchild of Vince Gilligan.

El Camino isn't the first spin-off of this series. Gilligan and Peter Gould followed up Breaking Bad with, Better Call Saul, which is almost astoundingly close to being on the same level. This show focuses on events prior to the Breaking Bad series and shows what led Saul Goodman (the lawyer) to where he was at.

This makes El Camino number 3 of the group. Among my acquaintances, people seemed very excited for it, too. But, did it live up to the hype? In my opinion, no it didn't. But, that's not to say that it was bad or unenjoyable in any sense. I think I may have just set my expectations a bit too high.

I won't spoil anything, so you can continue to read on (assuming you've watched Breaking Bad). El Camino picks up instantly in the aftermath of the 2009 Breaking Bad finale, with Jesse (Aaron Paul) driving away from the firefight that left the gang of skin heads, and also Bryan Cranston's anti-hero Walter White, dead. The movie is the immediate aftermath of that frenzied exit, not really in real-time, but with enough sequences of the kind of step-by-step, tension-building that fans of Breaking Bad and Better Call Saul have come to love.

The finale of the Breaking Bad series leaves open a lot of questions that the movie delivers on. Walter's story end's and we're left to wonder what becomes of Jesse as he escapes the Nazi compound in an El Camino, hence the title. Sure, Jesse survives, but did he really have anything to gain? You could easily make the argument Walter had the easy way out as the shooting at the compound led to police being involved and subsequently a massive manhunt for Jesse.

Thanks to flashbacks, this is a gift of a greatest-hits performance for Paul, who gets to touch on nearly every bit of Jesse's journey. It's hard not to watch the movie and be amazed anew at all of the shadings of immaturity, maturity and damage Paul got to play, focusing mainly on his ability to be wounded and wonderfully funny. 

If you are/were a fan of the series, I absolutely recommend that you give the movie a watch. It runs roughly two hours so it will keep you busy for a little while. It will also trigger all the memories and emotions you experienced throughout the series. However, I must admit I was a little bit let down by the ending.

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