SPOILERS for El Camino: A Breaking Bad Movie! You’ve been warned!
After much waiting and hyping, El Camino: A Breaking Bad Movie is finally here and folks, it doesn’t disappoint. Vince Gilligan has somehow pulled it off.
Was the movie necessary given how well Breaking Bad ended and how neatly Walter White’s journey was tied up? Probably not but El Camino: A Breaking Bad Movie gives us the closure for Jesse Pinkman we didn’t think we wanted or needed.
Over the course of two or so incredibly tense yet tightly-packed hours, we’re fed an addictive cocktail of fantastic performances, Jesse’s desperate journey towards freedom, several unpleasantly dark scenes, and an almost unhealthy amount of fan service featuring a heap of beloved side characters.
But arguably the best – and certainly the most buzzed about – fan service-y moment in El Camino: A Breaking Bad Story is the flashback to when Walter White and Jesse Pinkman were still small-time drug dealers cooking meth in their RV.
Nothing much happens beyond Walt and Jesse talking over breakfast but it’s just nice hearing the duo have a genuine conversation with each other one final time. Having said that though, this great scene also happens to be the most cooked (heh) one of the entire film because of one reason: Walt’s unnaturally oversized head.
We’ve seen some twisted stuff go down during Breaking Bad‘s original run – such as dissolving a body in acid and Gus Fring’s death – but this one sticks out because it’s just so distracting.
Everyone has to suspend their disbelief anyway for El Camino: A Breaking Bad Story given how clearly some of the actors have aged – especially Jesse Plemons, sorry buddy – but Walt’s big Megamind-esque head is particularly distracting.
Okay, we have to give El Camino: A Breaking Bad Story a pass on this for logistical reasons. Bryan Cranston previous shaved his head whenever he needed to bald up for Walter White but he couldn’t do it this time around as he needed his locks for a Broadway play.
Still though, it’s pretty hard not to notice.
Still, surely there was a slightly less weird bald cap or something the crew could’ve used?
But hey, once you get used to Bryan Cranston’s oversized bald cap, Walt’s flashback appearance becomes joyous to witness and it was good to see him and Jesse together again before stuff takes a wild turn sideways in Breaking Bad.