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El Camino: A Breaking Bad Movie

Postby Me Again on Fri Oct 11, 2019 10:10 am

Just came out today, about an hour ago. Curious to hear what people think. Will watch it soon and report back...
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Re: El Camino: A Breaking Bad Movie

Postby A_Man_Who_Tries on Fri Oct 11, 2019 11:35 am

It read really well so I'll check it out. Don't think it's necessary mind.
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Re: El Camino: A Breaking Bad Movie

Postby enframed on Fri Oct 11, 2019 12:31 pm

I'll see it but the trailer is awful.
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Re: El Camino: A Breaking Bad Movie

Postby Me Again on Fri Oct 11, 2019 3:46 pm

Whereas I really dug the most recent season of Better Call Saul, and burned through the blu-rays in a couple of days this summer, El Camino: A Breaking Bad Movie was much more toward the middle. Not sure how to vote exactly, but somehow I was expecting more thrills, or laughs, or something. Instead it was kinda sad for the most part. There was just a heavy component of reliving past trauma weighing over the proceedings, and the flashbacks, which didn't always tell us something we didn't know already, took up a lot of space. The stint with Jack's gang toward the end of Breaking Bad was my least favorite part of the show, so to get a retread of it here, and see more and more examples of Jesse's suffering at their hands, kind pushed the epilogue's luck.

Still reasonably entertaining despite this. Robert Forster was cool, and I liked the hat-tip to Appleton, WI. Most people who enjoyed Breaking Bad probably won't mind it, if I had to guess. As far as hotly anticipated Netflix fare goes, it wasn't as much of a let down as what I caught of the most recent Black Mirror season. But El Camino still could've been more gripping somehow. And I'm not sure it was necessary, given the minimal character development put forth, and the fact that this ended on a similar note to the final episode, minus the more explosive climax.
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Re: El Camino: A Breaking Bad Movie

Postby Anonymous37 on Sat Oct 12, 2019 4:22 am

Not Crap. It didn't retroactively ruin the ending of Breaking Bad for me, which was my main concern. But on top of that, it was actually quite good as a movie.
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Re: El Camino: A Breaking Bad Movie

Postby amar on Sun Oct 13, 2019 7:22 am

Crap crap crap. Crap. This movie could have started IN Alaska with the story about present day Pinkman, like what is he up to now, that is the more compelling story to me. I really didnt need to be bothered with the details of exactly what he was up to moments after fleeing the compound because we already know the dude is a survivor.
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Re: El Camino: A Breaking Bad Movie

Postby boilermaker on Sun Oct 13, 2019 4:34 pm

The early scenes with Skinny Pete and Badger were the highlight for me. Not bad but surprisingly pedestrian for Vince Gilligan and even though I enjoyed it whilst it was on was disappointed overall.
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Re: El Camino: A Breaking Bad Movie

Postby Ike on Sun Oct 13, 2019 4:36 pm

It was good! I'm sure I caught about 1/2 of the Easter eggs in it.

It was like a really good episode of BB.

The "shootout at the ok corral" deal didn't work for me.

But I dug it!
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Re: El Camino: A Breaking Bad Movie

Postby enframed on Mon Oct 14, 2019 12:09 pm

I didn't really like it, but I didn't hate it. Just could have done without it I guess. Nothing new here, too much rehashing the old.

Overall, crap.
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Re: El Camino: A Breaking Bad Movie

Postby bassdriver on Mon Oct 14, 2019 12:16 pm

I liked it. not crap!
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Re: El Camino: A Breaking Bad Movie

Postby yaledelay on Mon Oct 14, 2019 12:53 pm

Me Again wrote:.

Still reasonably entertaining despite this. Robert Forster was cool, and I liked the hat-tip to Appleton, WI.



I grew up in the area around Appleton Wi so that was cool. But this movie was mostly crap that didn't need to happen and was not up to BBs high standards.

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Spoilers - We are expected to believe the cops are not watching Jessie's parents house? I mean come on.The "shoot out" was really really stupid.
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Re: El Camino: A Breaking Bad Movie

Postby andyman on Mon Oct 14, 2019 2:12 pm

Ultimately forgettable.

Both of these, basically:

amar wrote:This movie could have started IN Alaska with the story about present day Pinkman, like what is he up to now, that is the more compelling story to me. I really didnt need to be bothered with the details of exactly what he was up to moments after fleeing the compound because we already know the dude is a survivor.


Me Again wrote:I was expecting more thrills, or laughs, or something. Instead it was kinda sad for the most part. There was just a heavy component of reliving past trauma weighing over the proceedings, and the flashbacks, which didn't always tell us something we didn't know already, took up a lot of space. The stint with Jack's gang toward the end of Breaking Bad was my least favorite part of the show, so to get a retread of it here, and see more and more examples of Jesse's suffering at their hands, kind pushed the epilogue's luck.
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Re: El Camino: A Breaking Bad Movie

Postby Me Again on Mon Oct 14, 2019 2:36 pm

Am traveling now and have a headache, so it's a good distraction to read what people have to say about this.
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Re: El Camino: A Breaking Bad Movie

Postby Anonymous37 on Mon Oct 14, 2019 9:36 pm

Me Again wrote:. Spoilers - We are expected to believe the cops are not watching Jessie's parents house? I mean come on.

What? The cops were watching Jesse's parents' house. Jesse drew most of them away with the phone call, then Jesse snuck in a side (or rear?) entrance.
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Re: El Camino: A Breaking Bad Movie

Postby crustandcrumb on Tue Oct 15, 2019 8:40 am

The highlight for me was Todd singing Sharing the Night Together. I rewound that part a few times.
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Re: El Camino: A Breaking Bad Movie

Postby enframed on Tue Oct 15, 2019 10:48 am

crustandcrumb wrote:The highlight for me was Todd singing Sharing the Night Together. I rewound that part a few times.


Yes, that was the highlight.
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Re: El Camino: A Breaking Bad Movie

Postby Clyde on Tue Oct 15, 2019 11:05 am

Completely unnecessary. There was nothing in that whole movie that wasn't already conveyed by the scene of Jesse driving away at the end of BB.
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Re: El Camino: A Breaking Bad Movie

Postby yaledelay on Tue Oct 15, 2019 1:53 pm

Anonymous37 wrote:
Me Again wrote:. Spoilers - We are expected to believe the cops are not watching Jessie's parents house? I mean come on.

What? The cops were watching Jesse's parents' house. Jesse drew most of them away with the phone call, then Jesse snuck in a side (or rear?) entrance.


So what you are saying is there was like 2 cops watching the house of a person they suspected to be at the scene of a mass shooting? Come on...
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Re: El Camino: A Breaking Bad Movie

Postby cneutron on Tue Oct 15, 2019 5:44 pm

It was good. I liked it.

Essential? No.
But very good, didn’t “ruin the ending” of breaking bad like so many suspected and expected.
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Re: El Camino: A Breaking Bad Movie

Postby cneutron on Tue Oct 15, 2019 5:45 pm

Clyde wrote:Completely unnecessary. There was nothing in that whole movie that wasn't already conveyed by the scene of Jesse driving away at the end of BB.


Hard disagree.
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