• Name: El Camino: A Breaking Bad Movie
• Year: 2019
• Country: USA
• Director: Vince Gilligan
• Main cast: Aaron Paul, Jonathan Banks, Matt Jones
• Runtime: 122 minutes
• Production company: Netflix, Sony Pictures Television, High Bridge Productions
Premiered in Netflix before its screening at the Sitges Film Festival, the title of this movie says it (all) already: a movie from the universe of AMC‘s Breaking Bad (2008–2013), the series that left us on, beguiled by the power of crystal meth universe in America, where Bryan Cranston won three consecutive Emmy® Awards for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series for his portrayal of Walter White, the professor that ends up cooking an empire, the paradigm of the good character discovering the potential of the dark side.
Breaking Bad (2008–2013) is a good example of a universe in expansion: a series that caught a big audience, won A LOT of awards, and even more important, managed to leave us with a good taste in the end. So this sequel is just another result of doing things the proper way: people kept wanting more after it ended, resulting in the development of spin-offs trying to enlarge the most beloved characters, giving us complementary stories around that universe that we started to miss. El Camino: A Breaking Bad Movie (2019) does it with Jesse Pinkman: we get to know what happens with him after the very end of the series.
As all Quixotes, professor Walter White had his Sancho Panza. Jesse Pinkman, the student that gets to help him from the beginning, cannot avoid being dragged to hell with every new step from White. Now that White is not there anymore, we will see how he manages to get his life back, or better said, himself back. Aaron Paul, who has visibly aged in the years between the end of the series and this movie, appears perfectly back to character as a grown man, very conscious about where he stands. Still, the path to freedom has its unexpected turnarounds.
IMDB URL: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt9243946
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