Continuing right after the events of Breaking Bad Season 5, El Camino follows the sole survivor and one of the main characters from the hit series, Jessie Pinkman (Aaron Paul). Jessie is now wounded (mentally and physically) after being tortured and a captive. Now on the run, he will try to reconnect with his friends to escape the city and run from his past.
El Camino’s style feels more like an additional TV episode of Breaking Bad. If you’re expecting a big-budget film with lots of actors you’re going to be disappointed.
I enjoyed seeing the return of Aaron Paul’s performance, and it’s obvious the actor is passionate about this character as he attempts to provide closure to fans. El Camino is also to be praised in regards to filming as I feel the style is very consistent in lining up with previous series.
Throughout the film’s duration, we are also given extra plot details about Jessie’s past and addition scenes we never saw within the original series. This is a creative way for the writers to bring back the characters we once loved along with attempting to give fans additional story and depth to Jessie as a leading man.
While seeing returning characters from the series is exciting, sadly the film’s overall basic plot does drag on and gives very little to fans. Going back to the past at times also provides little story and interest for the audience. In the end, this film didn’t serve any significant purpose, and I would still have been happy had I never seen this.
Overall, while it sounds exciting to witness the 1st Breaking Bad film, it’s left me feeling dissatisfied. The film’s plot is a story which could have told been told in a 5-minute montage. That being said, the film does continue the story faithfully along with going down memory lane and adding some additional essential plot points. Fun for some and dull for a selected crew.
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Review Written by Peter Walkden