‘El Camino: A Breaking Bad Movie’ Review
El Camino: A Breaking Bad Movie could’ve easily been as unnecessary as a movie can be. Director-writer Vince Gilligan's effort to add to the story of a TV show that is regarded as one of the best (if not the best), is a big risk. Luckily for us, the viewers, and the filmmakers behind it, it does stick the landing while also standing on it’s own fairly well.
The three-time Emmy winner for his role as Jesse Pinkman, Aaron Paul is an absolute force once again here. He doesn’t only match the intensity of the series, but you could make a point that this is his strongest outing ever. The main story of El Camino also deserves a shoutout as it provides some satisfying answers about Jesse’s experiences and future. There is also a small scene between him and Skinny Pete (Charles Baker) that is just so wonderfully written.
Few awkward scenes and moments happen more or less as flashbacks. Those scenes between Jesse and Todd (Jesse Plemons) are fine if you were wondering about Todd’s character but ultimately they are a bit of a drag and offer next to nothing to Jesse’s character development.
Smileys: Aaron Paul, story, Charles Baker
Frowneys: Nothing too bad but flashbacks are a bummer
It’s a fitting ending chapter to Jesse’s story.