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 Posted: Mon Oct 21st, 2019 02:22 pm
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srossi

 

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I finally watched this last night.  It was very true to the TV show so I have no reason to complain, but as a stand-alone movie it didn't do much for me.  The attention to detail and ridiculously minute plot points that made "Breaking Bad" so awesome was a bit of a detriment when it comes to a 2 hour movie that may be the last of these characters that you see for years (or ever).  Many other series would've taken that entire 2 hours and tacked it on in the last 3 1/2 minutes of the last episode of "Breaking Bad".  When it comes right down to it, not that much happened.  The escape was just covered with incredible minutia.  That's what we've come to expect from the show, but that's not a movie format. 

One of the problems is that years have gone by now and I don't remember the show like I used to, so I'm sure I missed a lot.  You really have to binge that show and know EVERYTHING to fully enjoy it.  There were some entire characters who I couldn't quite place. 

The flashback scenes with Mike and Walter were a bit gimmicky just to get them cameos in the movie, but I'm sure the fans would've revolted if they had a "Breaking Bad" movie with zero Bryan Cranston.

Thoughts?

Last edited on Mon Oct 21st, 2019 02:23 pm by srossi



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