Breaking Bad Page 100

  • up_the_ante 13 Oct 2019 13:10:38 1,157 posts
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    Dwayne Johnson and Jason statham could have been in it 😀
  • Godofporn 13 Oct 2019 13:12:45 6,760 posts
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    I found this on the breaking bad sub reddit for anyone disappointed with the “action” or “story”

    El Camino: Rewritten

    El Camino, rewritten to appease those who thought it was too slow or pointless.

    JESSE leaves the compound in his EL CAMINO. He is driving with fury.

    “Yeah, Bitch” he says to himself.

    30 cops begin chasing him. This leads to a 20 minute car chase where Jesse is just killing cops and pulling crazy tactical maneuvers to lose them. Finally he arrives at SKINNY PETE and BADGERS house.

    They take him in.
    “You still got some of that blue?” Badger asks.
    “Who do you think you’re talking to” says Jessie as he pulls out a large bag of meth. They rail line after line.

    The next day the cops arrive and they hide Jessie in the basement. Skinny Pete gets taken by the cops.

    “I’ll never tell you where Jesse Pinkman is.” Says Pete.
    But the cops turn off the camera and give Pete cock and ball torture like in Casino Royal. He still stays silent. Then all the cops leave. A shadowy figure comes in to the room.
    “I have to find him Pete. We have a vendetta.” The figure steps into the light revealing GUS, with half his face still blown off.

    Cut back to Jesse and Badger who have escaped the house in the El Camino.
    Badger asks “where are we going now?”
    “You’ll see” says Jesse
    They pull into BROCKS house. He is still there alone. Jesse tells Brock to get into the El Camino. “I’m going to take care of you now kid”
    “K” says Brock.

    Jesse and Badger and Brock continue out until a truck pulls up behind them, a Pollos Hermanos truck to be exact.

    “What is that” says Badger.
    “Uh oh” says Jesse

    GUS, driving the truck shoots a bullet from the driver seat. It clips Badger in the back of the head, killing him.

    Another long car chase ensues.
    Finally Jesse hits a telephone pole and Gus takes Brock and Jesse into a warehouse.

    “I’ve been waiting to get you. Now I can rebuild my empire. I have a cook again!” Says Gus.

    “I thought you were dead.” Says Jesse.

    “I faked my death to throw the authorities off.”
    Says Gus.

    “That makes two of us.” Is heard. WALTER WHITE steps into the scene. “You let him go”

    GUS and Walt stand off. “Fight me Gus, or are you... chicken?”

    They fight just punching the shit out of each other. Finally Gus gets knocked out.

    Walt frees Jesse and Brock.

    “Jesse, thank god you’re here. Using chemistry, I found out we can bring Jane back. Let’s go.”

    The two cook a solution and dig Janes body up. They pour it on her and she comes back to life.

    Last scene is Jesse and Jane getting married and adopting Brock. Walt is the best man.

    The priest asks “do you take this woman to be your wife?”

    “I do.... Bitch.”

    They drive away in the EL CAMINO with cans hanging off the back and a sign that says just married.

    Created by Vince Gilligan.
  • Mola_Ram 13 Oct 2019 13:17:02 21,765 posts
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    I do think the explosion at the end was... superfluous? It didn't really feel necessary.

    I guess maybe he figured it would destroy the evidence.
  • Godofporn 13 Oct 2019 13:20:14 6,760 posts
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    @Mola_Ram also destroy the punks factory that made the rail that he was attached on to make meth. Also they all just stood and watched him to see if it broke the rail with force.

    Sweet sweet revenge.

    Edited by Godofporn at 13:20:31 13-10-2019

    Edited by Godofporn at 13:21:04 13-10-2019
  • Mola_Ram 13 Oct 2019 13:24:16 21,765 posts
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    I guess after the Nazis were dead, the... guys that made the rail that he was attached to, were prime revenge material?
  • Deleted user 13 October 2019 13:25:24
    So if you're disappointed by El Camino you prescribe to that thinking.

    Bit reductive. And when I mean new I mean new meaningful develops and insight. Many reviews I've read the same thing. And they weren't dribblers either.

    I actually still thought it was okay despite my misgivings but let's not think all people that are down on it are just silly. I'm a big BB, BCS fan. I know what to expect from this. I was still disappointed.

    I will still watch it again when it comes around to do the whole shebang
  • Godofporn 13 Oct 2019 13:26:15 6,760 posts
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    @Mola_Ram The other 3 doing coke escaped. So he just blew it up for some kind of revenge I’m guessing.
  • You-can-call-me-kal 13 Oct 2019 13:36:43 17,917 posts
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    I’m on the meh side of the fence. I don’t care that it’s not an action film or whatever nonsense that straw man is about. It just didn’t really do anything in terms of narrative or resolution. I agree with those saying it was like deleted scenes or whatever. It was nice enough to see some more and I didn’t not enjoy it, but it added nothing.
  • Godofporn 13 Oct 2019 13:43:33 6,760 posts
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    It was more of a insight to how they treated Jesse. The story of him escaping the country was what everyone assumed from the finale. He would see vacuum guy and escape. Which happened.
  • Mola_Ram 13 Oct 2019 13:46:42 21,765 posts
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    I didn't assume that at all. I expected the worst for him. And I guess it's kind of selfish (I don't know if that's the right word), but I was happy to see an unambiguously better ending for that character.
  • Deleted user 13 October 2019 13:55:13
    @Godofporn and it was pretty obvious what happened to Jesse in BB. I felt his turmoil there and apart from the opening bit with the shower/hosepipe scene the long ass flashbacks didn't add anything. Tod was as amusing as he was jarring to me nonewithstanding.

    It was a great performance by Paul though, I would like to see him in more things.
  • Godofporn 13 Oct 2019 13:57:12 6,760 posts
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    Yes but it gave you more insight to what he went through. I’m just happy it weren’t OTT but that’s my opinion. If you wanted more then I understand.

    Tbh. If that fly episode never aired and they released that as the movie with extra talking involved. I would of been happy with that tbh. More breaking bad is a good thing. It stayed true which was great.

    Edited by Godofporn at 13:58:30 13-10-2019
  • Deleted user 13 October 2019 13:58:22
    No, more is not more insight. That's my point. Happy that you found more, I didn't.
  • Mola_Ram 13 Oct 2019 14:01:21 21,765 posts
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    I'd support a Breaking Bad that was nothing but the fly episode.

    Not really. But it was a perfect representation of the series as a whole, in an episode where nothing actually happened.
  • Deleted user 13 October 2019 14:20:47
    While I liked the Fly I'm not sure likening this to the most maligned episode is really helping your argument.

    Also, it's no where near as surreal so not sure the comparison holds up.
  • RGeefe 13 Oct 2019 14:28:12 449 posts
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    I'd argue that we got more of an insight into Todd - he actually is a lunatic killer, rather than just business (shooting the boy on the bike)

    But seeing all of that with Jesse didn't add anything. I saw the scars, I saw them shoot Andrea and threaten Brock, I saw him kept in a cage and chained up. I have a pretty good sense for what happened and adding those scenes in felt gratuitous at best and, at worst, padding.

    I would genuinely have liked to have seen him several years in the future struggling with his PTSD of the whole thing. He is not someone who deserves a happy ending. He is just as guilty as Walt.
  • You-can-call-me-kal 13 Oct 2019 14:35:11 17,917 posts
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    Godofporn wrote:
    It was more of a insight to how they treated Jesse. The story of him escaping the country was what everyone assumed from the finale. He would see vacuum guy and escape. Which happened.
    Yeah, ok, but again, we sort of knew how they’d treated Jesse no? Again I think that’s why the deleted scenes thing is fair. Yeah, we got more detail on something we’d pretty much put together in our heads.
  • up_the_ante 13 Oct 2019 14:38:23 1,157 posts
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    We need another episode to explain Todds massive weight fluctuation.
  • Deleted user 13 October 2019 14:41:54
    @RGeefe That's kind of where I'm thinking. I expected his escape from capture. I wanted to see how it affected him going forward. Always looking over his shoulder like Jimmy post BB
  • the_milkybar_kid 13 Oct 2019 14:45:35 8,059 posts
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    Can't really say I enjoyed it all that much. Yeah was nice being in the world again but it just felt a bit flat. Never really enjoyed Todd in the series so didnt really enjoy his time on screen. He seemed more bumbling idiot than ruthless weirdo than I remembered. And fatter.

    I did let out a little squeal when we get a certain appearance.
  • Mola_Ram 13 Oct 2019 14:48:09 21,765 posts
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    RGeefe wrote:
    I would genuinely have liked to have seen him several years in the future struggling with his PTSD of the whole thing. He is not someone who deserves a happy ending. He is just as guilty as Walt.
    Walt poisoned a kid, and was generally ok with Todd killing another kid. In no universe is Jesse "just as guilty".
  • Deleted user 13 October 2019 14:53:47
    Jesse was a meth kingpin, involved in murder directly and indirectly. His acts aren't as heinous but he's as culpable. He's also consumed by guilt.
  • Deleted user 13 October 2019 14:55:23
    He's also alive so he's arguably the most culpable. Everyone else has escaped 'justice'
  • mothercruncher 13 Oct 2019 14:56:17 16,719 posts
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    I love it- it was fab to be back in that world again, paced and shot in that way.
    Still feel a bit queasy about seeing Skinny Pete’s hair though. It feels like I just saw mum‘s tits or something.
  • Mola_Ram 13 Oct 2019 14:59:48 21,765 posts
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    Jesse actually has a conscience. Which alone makes him worthy of redemption, even with all the bad shit he was involved with.

    Of course he's no saint. But Walt was on a completely different level.

    Edited by Mola_Ram at 15:00:47 13-10-2019
  • Deleted user 13 October 2019 15:08:19
    Walt has a conscience. That's why he saves Jesse. Him sacrificing himself in the process had a dubious motive due to his most likely death to Cancer but he definitely redeemed himself.

    Jesse escapes with his demons largely intact.
  • SolidSCB 13 Oct 2019 15:17:35 11,728 posts
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    I don't get why people are getting so up in arms that some people thought it was average that they have to patronise other people about it. No one was expecting Fast and Furious FFS, but literally every event in this film were the blanks I'd filled in my own head 6 years ago.
  • You-can-call-me-kal 13 Oct 2019 17:17:45 17,917 posts
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    These things are always damned whatever they do. Stories aren’t real life. They end. So it’s rare that ‘what happened next’ has any real meaning because the original story was written in such a way that all that needed tying up had been tied up.

    The things that do it best are the ones that take a slightly lateral approach and tell a different but connected story - Star Wars, Creed, Bladerunner etc.
  • SolidSCB 13 Oct 2019 18:55:16 11,728 posts
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    I personally like it for what it is. It added nothing though and it's annoying watching gatekeepers try and take the "you just don't get it" road when there's nothing to get. Some people won't like it or find it average because there's nothing really mind-blowing there, and that's fine.
  • Deleted user 13 October 2019 19:03:26
    Pretty much the entire critical reception has been based on how superfluous it seems. We're hardly detractors
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