“El Camino” (2019) / Z-View

El Camino: A Breaking Bad Movie (2019)

Director: Vince Gilligan

Screenplay: Vince Gilligan

Stars:  Aaron Paul, Jonathan Banks, Matt Jones, Jonathon Banks, Matt Jones, Charles Baker, Larry Hankin, Marla Gibbs and Robert Forster.

The Pitch: “Vince Gilligan wants to do a Breaking Bad movie!”

Tagline: A Breaking Bad Movie.

The Overview:  Beware of Spoilers…

When Breaking Bad ended, Vince Gilligan thought he had told the story he had wanted to tell.  As time went on he realized that although the story was told, there were more details to share.

When Breaking Bad ended Jesse Pinkman was last seen speeding away as police cars raced to the lab where he had been held prisoner, tortured and forced to produce meth.  Walter White lay on the floor bleeding out from a gunshot wound received while freeing Jesse.  Fans speculated if Jesse really would get away and if Walter would really die.

El Camino answers those questions.  And in doing so we get to revisit characters from the series and fill in the gaps.  El Camino ultimately does answer our questions, but leaves us guessing right up until the reveals.  The great thing about El Camino is it doesn’t feel forced and fans of the series who don’t tune in (can’t imagine there would be many) don’t miss out on the broad strokes.  Those who never watched Breaking Bad should still enjoy El Camino, but to a lesser extent.  As for me, I really liked it.