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Breaking Bad: El Camino

Discussion in 'TV & Film' started by AlissonWonderland, Oct 12, 2019.

  1. AlissonWonderland

    AlissonWonderland Slumdog Mignolet

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    So I've just finished Breaking Bad's sequel that arrived on Netflix today. Won't give away any spoilers but a really good watch. Breaking Bad is possibly my favourite TV series of all time and to see some of those characters brought back such amazing nostalgia from when I'd stay up all night at uni, missing lectures and binge watching them with a crate of brews and a 20 bag.

    Most shocking thing for me was the state of Todd who cemented himself as an absolute psychopath. Considering they can't have started producing this too long after the final series he seems to have aged loads and had a pair of bellows up his arse the fat sod :laugh:
     
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    Watched it late last night. I personally found it very average (big breaking bad fan too).

    5/10 for me.

    The actor has definitely gained weight. But then, he looked overweight when he did the black mirror episode.

    Surely he would have tried to lose weight for the film? I know time has passed since the last episode, but if you're going to do flashbacks then you need to try and make them resemble their old self as much as possible. It makes it seem like Todd was slim at first, gained loads of weight for a small period of time while keeping jesse imprisoned, and then lost it all again.
     
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    I thought it was good. Not absolutely mind-blowing but good. A solid 8/10.

    It brought a lot of closure to some aspects of the story.
     
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    Never even knew about this. Will probably give it a watch tbh.
     
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    My thoughts exactly, I gave it a 8/10 after watching too.

    Great acting from Aaron Paul as per, obviously it's going to be missing the brilliance of Walter White etc but still had the feel of Breaking Bad.
    As mentioned, Todd looked fat and awful, you'd think he'd have lost weight for the roll. Great acting from him though, played a very chilling sociopath and was good to see him interacting with Pinkman.
     
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    Literally on episode 2 of breaking bad.
     
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    This movie’s aim was just about what happened Jesse Pinkman after final, so the director definitely well done. This is maybe not a cinema movie, yet absolutely is a good episode of Breaking Bad.
     
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    Just watched and enjoyed it to be honest. Its really just like an extended episode rather than a movie. Good solid 8.5/10 for me.
     
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    I'd agree, it should have been called "Breaking Bad; What Jessie did next". It worked fine as an overlong final episode, a bit like Serenity tied up all the loose ends from Firefly.
     
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    As mentioned, fat Jesse Plemons was a bit naff.

    Decent enough though. Glad they didn't try and overdo it with forced cameos - apparently Bill Burr's character was supposed to be in it but for a scheduling issue.
     
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    I didn’t even make it to the end, the disappointment was overwhelming.

    Oh, and I know it’s a small thing, but if you’ve been a meth addict you don’t have perfect teeth like Skinny. If you’re going to bother to put scars on Jesse’s face then at least make the other characters look battle worn as well.
     
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    I think this was meant to exacerbate the torture he was enduring when imprisoned by Todd and his uncle.
     
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    Yes but then Jesse also had perfectly white teeth which was nonsense.

    I really liked it but I agree regarding some of the small mistakes, you'd think they'd have been sorted out considering the budget etc.
     
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    If that was an extended bonus episode of Breaking Bad released not long after the Finale then i'd have said it was excellent. Unfortunately it's not and it's a feature length film released years later. For that reason it was a bit of a let down. It very much had a feel of a long Breaking Bad episode but nowhere near enough happened for it to be a film even though it was 2 hours long. The franchise (as it's become) needs to be left well alone now imo. I won't be entertaining any more from it anyway.

    Decent bonus episode. No more, no less.
     
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    They probably should have released it as a two part episode, rather than a "movie".
     
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    It was wank as i said in the NETFLIX thread.
     

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