Making of El Camino

The Morning Watch is a recurring feature that highlights a handful of noteworthy videos from around the web. They could be video essays, fanmade productions, featurettes, short films, hilarious sketches, or just anything that has to do with our favorite movies and TV shows.

In this edition, take a deep dive behind the scenes of the making of El Camino: A Breaking Bad Movie with the original series creator, head writer, executive producer, and director Vince Gilligan and more. Plus, see how many Easter eggs you missed in Terminator: Dark Fate, and watch as Nick Offerman tries some deadly hot wings in the latest edition of Hot Ones. Read More »

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The Morning Watch is a recurring feature that highlights a handful of noteworthy videos from around the web. They could be video essays, fanmade productions, featurettes, short films, hilarious sketches, or just anything that has to do with our favorite movies and TV shows.

In this edition, find out what you need to remember about the Terminator franchise before you head off to see Terminator: Dark Fate this week. Plus, watch some fun behind the scenes footage of The Lion King voice cast recording their lines for Disney’s blockbuster remake, and listen as Breaking Bad star Aaron Paul looks back on some of his more memorable uses of “bitch” on the Emmy-winning series. Read More »

Aaron Paul Surprises Breaking Bad Fans

The Morning Watch is a recurring feature that highlights a handful of noteworthy videos from around the web. They could be video essays, fanmade productions, featurettes, short films, hilarious sketches, or just anything that has to do with our favorite movies and TV shows.

In this edition, watch as Aaron Paul surprises fans at a special midnight screening of El Camino: A Breaking Bad Movie. Plus, a real life Marine reviews the accuracy of military movies like Jarhead, Stripes, and others, and Game of Thrones star Maisie Williams sits down for an interview and some (vegan) hot wings in the latest edition of Hot Ones. Read More »

el camino netflix viewers

Netflix has another hit on its hands with El Camino: A Breaking Bad Movie — or at least, they do if you’re willing to take Netflix’s “ratings” at face value. According to the official Netflix account, over 25 million households watched El Camino in its first seven days, making the Breaking Bad feature film starring Aaron Paul as the long-suffering meth maker Jesse Pinkman one of the streaming giant’s biggest hits.

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el camino scene breakdown

By now you’ve probably watched El Camino: A Breaking Bad Movie, the follow-up to the hit show that reveals what happened to Aaron Paul‘s Jesse Pinkman. If you still haven’t, well…avoid this story, I guess. Because in an El Camino scene breakdown below, Paul takes us shot by shot through one of the movie’s most harrowing scenes. The scene in question brings back a Breaking bad character who met their demise in the series, so their presence here would definitely constitute some sort of spoiler. You’ve been warned!

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el camino alternate endings

When Aaron Paul‘s long-suffering Jesse Pinkman crashed a stolen El Camino through the fences of the white supremacist compound where he had been kept enslaved in the explosive Breaking Bad finale in 2013, his fate was left on an ecstatic but ambiguous note. Six years later, we find out the aftermath of Jesse’s escape from the neo-Nazis who had tortured him in this weekend’s El Camino: A Breaking Bad Movie. And while the film offers a more decisive fate for Walter White’s former partner, writer-director Vince Gilligan didn’t always plan the ending in this way.

Gilligan originally pitched a much darker ending for El Camino, one that ended up being nixed by everyone around him, including Breaking Bad executive producer and Better Call Saul co-creator Peter Gould. But his original three-hour cut of El Camino also offered another, less drastically different, alternate ending. Following the film’s release on Netflix this weekend, Gilligan and Paul revealed more about these two El Camino alternate endings.

Spoilers for El Camino follow.

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The biggest compliment one can pay El Camino: A Breaking Bad Movie is to say that it doesn’t detract from the legacy of one of the greatest television shows of all time. We knew we were in good hands with Vince Gilligan. Better Call Saul has proven that he, as a showrunner, knows how to play in the Breaking Bad sandbox again without destroying the castle he built before. Now, for the first time, Gilligan has stepped behind the camera as a movie director as he checks back in on the character of Jesse Pinkman (Aaron Paul) and shows us what happened to him following the events of Breaking Bad.

El Camino also takes us on a trip down memory lane with Jesse, flashing back to some unseen episodes from his past as he embarks on a new Neo-Western adventure in Albuquerque, New Mexico. The stakes this time are simple: Jesse needs to get the hell out of Dodge. The police have flagged him as a “person of interest” in a local massacre and he’s also dealing with post-traumatic stress. What follows is a two-hour Netflix movie with all the event-filled turns of Breaking Bad. It’s an epilogue to the series that occasionally detours down some narrative cul-de-sacs where familiar faces lurk. Buckle your seatbelts and let’s take our own spoiler-filled ride through El Camino.

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Robert Forster Dead at 78

Robert Forster has been kicking around Hollywood since the late 1960s. But it wouldn’t be until after decades of ups and downs later that his career would get the respect it deserved after starring in Quentin Tarantino’s Jackie Brown in 1997. Since then, Forster has brought his chiseled chin to an eclectic array of film. But on the day of his return to the world of Breaking Bad in the Netflix original El Camino: A Breaking Bad Movie, we’re sad to report that Robert Forster passed away at age 78. Read More »

El Camino review

Almost a decade ago, the ABC drama Lost came to a controversial conclusion, managing to bother more people than it pleased with a series finale that’s still being misinterpreted. A few months later, the final season was released on DVD with a 12-minute epilogue film titled “The New Man in Charge.” In the epilogue, we learned more about the futures and fates of a few members of the show’s vast ensemble. It didn’t resolve the finale’s frustrations, but was a pleasant capper to the genre-bending drama.

For better, and often worse, it was hard (at least for this writer) to not be dogged by thoughts of “The New Man in Charge” while watching Netflix’s latest release, El Camino: A Breaking Bad Movie. As the subtitle suggests, this two-hour crime drama is tied to the Breaking Bad universe, first established with the excellent AMC drama that aired from 2008 to 2013. Though the show’s characters live on in the prequel spinoff show Better Call Saul, El Camino is squarely focused on another character, the meth dealer with a hidden soul named Jesse Pinkman. But even with an unsurprisingly emotionally complex lead performance from Aaron Paul, El Camino can’t help but feel unnecessary and overlong. Read More »

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el camino early buzz

When we last saw Aaron Paul as Jesse Pinkman, inarguably the most tragic character in Breaking Bad‘s Shakespearean tragedy, he had escaped from Walter White’s massacre of the neo-Nazis that had held him captive — free, feral, and driving onto the open road in an El Camino. It was the closest thing to a happy ending that creator Vince Gilligan could give one of his characters.

Now El Camino: A Breaking Bad Movie fills in what happens after in an epilogue that, according to critics, gives Jesse the ending he deserves. But is it the ending that Breaking Bad needed? The El Camino early buzz is out, and the critics are mixed on that.

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