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What about Jesse? Jesse, where did he go after White's death? We have
asked ourselves several times in these long years since the end of one
of the best and most beloved series in history. We asked ourselves
during the excellent "Better Call Saul" and finally in 2019, we find
The worries before the vision were many, because the films taken from
TV series always make a great fear. The risk is that everything is
diminished or that in the end it is just a job at the service of the
fans. For "El Camino" we are in the second case but, considering the
narrative and technical qualities of the series, we can say that it is
not a problem at all. Of course, if you have not seen the series, it
makes no sense to watch "El Camino". But it makes no sense not to have
seen the series.
So the best traits of "Breaking Bad" are here adapted by a Vince
Gilligan who takes up his excellent narrative style, between absurd
dialogues, slow moments, violence and a whispered black humour that
involves the usual wacky characters. "El Camino" is also a parade of
beloved secondary characters and the first is to remember the vacuum
cleaner man, Ed, played by Robert Foster, who died the same day the
film was released on "Netflix". There are also; Mike Ehrmantraut,
Jesse's beloved Jane, Todd the kindly psychopath, Jesse's friends and
Walter White, whose presence frames that Jesse Pinkman can walk by
himself,. The colourful world of "Breaking Bad" is therefore back and
is in the midst of a clever game between flash back and present time.
Redemption is the best word to describe the story that starts shortly
after the epilogue of the series. Jesse, still visibly shaken by the
torture he has undergone, goes to his friend Skinny's house and from
then on tries to fix his life or, better to say, cut with the past. The
narrative at the present is cut by some flashbacks that serve as a link.
Not a surprising movie, but a film that closes the circle. Or maybe not, since the end is very open.