El Camino: A Breaking Bad Movie (Blu-ray) – Movie Review
Follow Genre: Action, Crime, Drama
Director: Jeff Wadlow
Distributor: Sony Pictures Home Entertainment
Duration: 122 minutes

El Camino: A Breaking Bad Movie (Blu-ray) – Movie Review

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In 2013 Breaking Bad dropped the curtain and the series was at its conclusion. It was the last of Walter White’s story, where a good citizen rose up to become of the biggest drug dealers in history. The series is already considered a classic and must-watch for many people who enjoy the crime genre. It came as a surprise when Netflix would air a sequel, or even a certain prelude as it may, to the series starring the character of Jesse Pinkman. We were curious to see what this final story had to offer us.

The story of El Camino is actually a quite basic one. We get to see what happens to Jesse Pinkman (Aaron Paul), who has escaped from the clutches of Jack’s gang. It’s basically the story of him struggling to flee from his former life and start anew somewhere else. Nonetheless, he’ll need money to do so, and we then see flashbacks of when Todd (Jesse Plemons) was giving his assignments and jobs when Jack’s gang was somewhat keeping Jesse as a slave. While the plot is quite intriguing, it never truly thickens in terms of actual content. This isn’t bad at all, and even with the simple premise of ‘making it out alive’, it tends to be a rich story for fans of the series.

The flow is actually nearly perfect in this movie. It goes from informative scenes to action scenes to just suspenseful moments. How events trickle through just feels right and the events that unfold slowly knit a proper ending to the Jesse Pinkman story arc. It’s a story about freedom and that’s quite noticeable, albeit with many hiccups and bumps down the road of Pinkman’s escape attempt.

You’ll see many of the original cast members reappear for this film, even with a certain unexpected cameo. While some actors might not look like their younger selves in the original series, this is quite easy to overlook. The overall cast is sublime and it shows they can also star in Hollywood productions, rather than a TV series. There’s not a single remark that can be made about the quality of the performances in this film.

In a true Sony Pictures Home Entertainment fashion, this Blu-ray comes with a hefty amount of extras. You’ll be able to enjoy massive commentary features that pretty much includes the entire cast of the film, as well as ‘making of’ portions, a gag reel, deleted scenes and even VFX sequences. We were quite impressed with the special features on this single disc, making it even nicer to fit in your Breaking Bad collection.


El Camino: A Breaking Bad Movie is one of those movies that was made years after the series ended, and many fans didn’t see it coming. While for some the story of Breaking Bad was over and done with, except for Saul’s spinoff series, this movie does add a lot of viewing pleasure to fans of the series and actually makes it an even bigger qualitative whole. We couldn’t find any real flaws with this production and we were quite pleased to see it hit the stores after a rather difficult year for movie releases.

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