el camino: a breaking bad movie (2019) *spoilers*

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  1. NorthAlabama

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    now that it's been released, here's a thread for discussion, enjoy!

     
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  2. dwatt

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    What happened to skinny Pete? Was looking forward to more of the interrogation scene from one of the trailers.
     
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  3. ufo4sale

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    This has to be one of the worst things I ever watched in my life. The world would have been better off if this movie was never created. I was expecting more from Vince Gilligan. Seriously what was he thinking. :confused:
     
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  4. GoPackGo

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    I loved it.
     
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  5. NorthAlabama

    NorthAlabama tabasco rules

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    related story:
    RIP Robert Forester
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  6. Turtleboy

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    Maybe Dexter will kill Jesse.
     
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  7. xuxa

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    Perfect epilogue and great film.
     
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  8. Hank

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    I loved it. I hated it. It was better than CATS.
     
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  9. dslunceford

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    I liked much of it. Watched the series finale immediately before watching it. Think it needs another viewing.
     
  10. jsmeeker

    jsmeeker Notable Member TCF Club

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    Just got back from the theater. Thought it was really great. A fitting end to the story of Jesse Pinkman.

    A few quick random thoughts as it's late.

    Wasn't expecting to see anything with Jane. That flashback was nice. It hurt and stung a bit. But nice to see her again. How awesome was it that “Florence” (Marla Gibbs) was deciding if she should get a new vacuum or her old one repaired. Just great casting there. Liked the banter between Badger and Skinny Pete. A little surprised we never saw more of them once Jesse took of in the Fiero and Badger went off to dump Skinny's car. The extended flash back with Jesse and Landry.. err.. I mean Todd, was really creepy and weird That Todd sure was a weird dude.

    Yeah.. that was good.. I had not rewatched any Breaking Bad since the final episode. I don't really feel like I missed out on stuff or people by not remembering them Maybe one or two exceptions. More on that later. Time for bed
     
  11. hummingbird_206

    hummingbird_206 Retired

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    I really liked it. I figured there would be flashback scenes so we could see characters that had died and I wasn't disappointed.

    I was hoping to see Saul, was he in it and I missed it?

    We watched on Netflix. I'll be buying the BD when it's released.
     
  12. markymark_ctown

    markymark_ctown Well-Known Member

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    Watched this last night at home after watching the last couple of episodes of Breaking Bad Friday. Thoroughly enjoyed El Camino!

    We heard on the news report what we had assumed at the end of BB - that Walter White did die in that ending gun battle. So what was the timeline of Jessie and Walter in the hotel room toward the end of El Camino? A flashback to when?
     
  13. jsmeeker

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    It seems like when they first started cooking in the RV out in the desert.
     
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  14. dslunceford

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    I don't think he was. I think the one scene I remember with him was in the "previously on..." upfront section before the movie played
     
  15. GoPackGo

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    That was a flashback to the events immediately following S02E09, the episode where Jesse and Walt are stuck in the desert for 4 days with a dead RV battery and diminishing food and water.
     
  16. Rob Helmerichs

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    I must say, the extent to which the Todd actor has aged since Breaking Bad was extremely distracting...almost as bad as Mike on Better Call Saul, but at least there we've had a few years to get used to it. ;)
     
  17. dslunceford

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    No. VA/D.C.
     
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  18. Hank

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    Right. The showed the RV parked out front right before that scene.

    Overall, I though it was a good addition and final ending to the BB story. I told my wife, I really don't care about anyone else.. Skyler, Walt Jr, Marie. Meh. Everyone else of interest is dead, except for Saul Goodman. I think Skinny Pete and Badger could have a spin-off of their own, I'd watch that, but I know that would never happen. Skinny Pete is pretty darn smart. It could be like they intended the BSC spin-off to be a "comedy", but then Vince turned it back into standard BB drama, and I'm very glad for that.

    What I didn't like about "El Camino" about it was the short movie form factor. Just not enough time to set up the very long and slow and elaborate scenes/gambits that VG and the writers have done in the past with BB and BCS. Things like Walt building the trunk-gun in the desert, or Mike setting up that elaborate scheme in the desert to dust the Salamanca trucks with meth or cocaine or whatever to get caught crossing the border. Countless examples of this that the movie format just doesn't allow. I missed that part.

    Finally, I found it a TINY cheat to use the same vacuum guy to get disappeared the same as Walt and Saul did. I like how they did it, but inside was a little disappointed that they went that way, as opposed to something completely different.

    I wonder if future Jesse will ever make it to Omaha and accidentally run into future Saul?
     
  19. GoPackGo

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    Well someone is following Gene and freaking him out, we just don’t know who it is yet, I don’t think.
     
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  20. dwatt

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    As Jessie was supposed to get disappeared by the same guy the same way as Walt and Saul at the end of BB is made sense that it was called back here. After all it has only been 6 months or so.
     
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