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Breaking Bad is back *SPOILER FREE*

Synopsis

After escaping Jack and his gang, Jesse Pinkman goes on the run from the police and tries to escape his own inner turmoil.

Review

Breaking Bad is one of the most popular television shows in history, and when it ended in 2013 fans wanted to know what had become of the character Jesse Pinkman played by Aaron Paul. Now six years after the series ended, comes a surprise movie that was filmed in secret a year ago that answers that very question. Written and directed by Breaking Bad creator Vince Gilligan, Aaron Paul along with many cameo appearances by the cast of Breaking Bad come together to give the series a final send off. Does it hold up to the series that spawned it? Do the characters fall back into place without missing a beat? Absolutely.

Picking up minutes after the series finale of Breaking Bad, Jesse Pinkman is on the run from the law and looking to find a way to escape. From there he looks to his friend Skinny Pete, played by Charles Baker, and Badger, played by Matt Jones. The two set Jesse up with some money, and a car to begin his journey to begin the rest of his life now that he is free. From here on out, Jesse plans to find a way to escape from the police, and gets flashbacks to his time under the control of the neo nazi group that forced him to cook meth for months. The whole time referencing different parts of the Breaking Bad series and showing more information about how Jesse was treated during his time in confinement and how it is effecting him now that he is free. The whole movie does not waste a single moment telling the story of Jesse, as he is front and center of every single scene.

The movie feels like an extended episode of the show, Aaron Paul doesn’t miss a beat getting back into the role of Jesse Pinkman. The same goes for all the other characters that manage to make an appearance. Even actors like Charles Baker who played Skinny Pete has a better scene in this movie than he ever did in the show. The film tells the perfect story that sends off the series, while still not answering every question fans would have. The movie proves that Vince Gilligan still knows what he is doing, and he is doing it right. The same cinematography, twisting paths, and and tense moments that filled the original series are all present here. If you are a fan of Breaking Bad and have wanting more, this movie is for you.


Closing Thoughts

While it is hard to describe this film without going into spoiler territory, it is an amazing film I highly recommend checking out. Fans of Breaking Bad will get exactly what they want from it while people looking for a good movie have plenty to enjoy from this as well. With it streaming on Netflix now, there isn’t an easier way to watch this movie, and if you don’t have Netflix it is worth signing up for a free trial to bring this show back to life one last time.


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