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posted on 9-24-2019 at 05:23 PM
El Camino: A Breaking Bad Movie
For as much Breaking Bad Cinematic Universe Vince Gilligan and Co. want to offer up, I shall gleefully guzzle it down and clap like a trained seal for
the privilege of watching it. The final trailer genuinely put me right on my ass with how much I've apparently still been holding on to the
intense aftermath of the end of the show and what happened to Jessie.
Yeah, I think I can hold off on kvetching about Better Call Saul not being released until next year if we get this in the interim. In Vince I Trust.
Again to be clear, the Gilligan Vince. Not OOur Vince. The one involved in fictional money laundering and drug-related murders over the one involved
in actual money laundering and drug-related murders.
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posted on 9-26-2019 at 10:00 AM
This is the story of Jesse's redemption, I'm guessing.
I'm hyped, and I have some points and guesses for what I think we are going to see or address:
-There will be no Jesse talking to the cops. That's just not gonna happen. He has no reason to, no leverage, nothing. All he is to anyone who
doesn't know him is a junkie meth head and cook.
-Meth will be made, but just enough to truly get Jesse into a position where he can escape and be fiscally set.
-Jesse's primary goal will be seclusion outside of the United States.
-Badger and Skinny Pete will have their own redemption by actually managing to successfully help Jesse out.
-Walt is not alive.
-Jesse will basically be in such a shit position at the beginning of the movie that he'll almost curse Walt for saving him, as it's just
put him into a situation that is nearly just as bad as the former.
-Random Bonus Cameo: We will see Marie, and she will have a significant part during the second act of the movie.
Either way, I hope it's great.
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posted on 10-7-2019 at 03:05 AM
I'm getting close to being able to watch El Camino fairly close to its release date. "Breaking Bad" is pretty far in my rear-view mirror in
terms of detailed recall, so I knew I wanted to do some rewatchening first, and they sort of sprung this on us. [Netflix did the same thing with its
short-notice on "Arrested Development." Why?]
Upsettingly, this overlapped with my need to rewatchen "Mr. Robot" (which begins its last season TONIGHT). I'm still not fully done with THAT
rewatchening, because unlike most humans, I do not like binging. I suck at it. About 90 minutes or 2 hours (two episodes of a drama, or about 4 of a
sitcom) and that's it, I'll start to wander and won't get the benefit of watching. You're supposed to watch because
you're a superfan who GETS EVERYTHING. If I'm reaching for my phone or wandering into the kitchen, I'm not getting hardly anything.
Almost zero throughput, which defeats the purpose. You bingers need to explain how you do it, so I can learn.
There could be an upside:
I know for a fact I stood in the minority on "Breaking Bad" in terms of when Walt turned heel. Some say it was as early as when he created
"Heisenberg" (last episode of season 1), most say it was no later than when he let Pinkman's girlfriend choke to death.
But I still thought of Jesse as mostly a fuck-up whose illogical behavior caused unnecessary complications (and not a well-meaning fuck-up whose good
intentions caused understandable complications) for a long time. I stayed "Team Walt" for a distressingly long time. Like, an
incel/redpill/hates-Last-Jedi-and-new-Ghostbusters long time, even if none of those things existed at the time. I'm sort of ashamed of this, but
also: I don't think watching again would change things. Pinkman was just a bit of a load for a really long time, and it made his counterpart
So I won't complicate my thinking by rewatchening the whole show! That's 60 hours, or something, right? If the movie is about Pinkman
doing good things, I think I should just rewatch the last season (10 hours), where he was just about the only thing worth cheering for, despite his
Should save a lot of time.
Time I need to spend on finishing up the last half of Mr. Robot Season 3, so sayonara while I get to that....
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posted on 10-12-2019 at 02:06 AM
I just finished watching it (and once I got on my computer immediately realized I missed Smackdown again). This was a pretty solid 2 hour epilogue of
sorts for Jesse. They stayed in one lane the whole movie: what happened to Jesse immediately after getting away from the compound. I thought the
re-visiting of his past (both to "happier" times and not) fleshed things out a bit, while also ensuring that you don't forget how big of a
doofy-yet-evil prick Todd was. And I also like that they didn't try to unnecessarily expand anyone's backstory more: story's over,
so all they needed to do was give us Jesse, let us know his goal, and give a bit of background to any obstacles in his way without retconning anything
like "Oh, the cops aren't only ones after Jesse, there's also Gus's boss's boss, who also tied into the story without you
knowing back when Jesse's girlfriend's dad had his on-the-job meltdown," or "It's the head Nazi, but here's how he relates
to the story going on in Better Call Saul."
They didn't get clever for the sake of being clever, they stuck to their wheelhouse, and this wound up being a very good watch as a result.
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