El Camino: A Breaking Bad Movie is heralded a 'MASTERPIECE' by fans as they gush about Aaron Paul's return and claim Vince Gilligan deserves an OSCAR for the film
- WARNING: This article contains spoilers for Breaking Bad
It's the highly anticipated sequel to Vince Gilligan's iconic Breaking Bad series.
And fans were besides themselves with happiness over El Camino, and heralded the sequel a 'masterpiece' as they heaped praise on lead star Aaron Paul and the creator.
Those who were lucky enough to see the film as soon as it was released at 8am in the UK, and at midnight in the US, on Friday took to Twitter to gush about Jesse Pinkman's swansong.
Impressive: El Camino: A Breaking Bad Movie was heralded a 'MASTERPIECE' by fans on Friday as they gushed about Aaron Paul and claimed Vince Gilligan deserves an OSCAR for the film
El Camino follows Jesse, now a fugitive from the law, as he tries to put his life back together after being kidnapped by an Aryan Brotherhood gang and escaping with his life after their clash with Walter White.
Asking fans for their spoiler-free reactions to the film, Netflix received one very succinct response from a fan which read: 'One word: MASTERPIECE.'
One fan gushed over Vince's incredible storytelling, as they wrote: 'EL CAMINO is the Jesse Pinkman epilogue I didn't need but always wanted and can't believe we got.'
Another viewer called for the creator to receive the highest award in showbiz, as they declared: 'Nominate Vince Gilligan for a Best Original Screenplay Oscar you f****** cowards.'
Drama: El Camino follows Jesse, now on the run, as he tries to put his life back together after escaping with his life from an Aryan Brotherhood gang after their clash with Walter White
Delighted: Those who were lucky enough to see the film as soon as it was released at 8am in the UK, and at midnight in the US, on Friday took to Twitter to gush about the film
In a gushing tribute, another fan wrote: 'The heartwarming closure to character that we never thought we'd get. Absolutely brilliant and captivating thought it all. Thank you Vince Gilligan. Thank you Jesse Pinkman. Thank you Aaron Paul most of all. Forever grateful for this story.'
While one added: 'I smiled. I laughed. I cried. @aaronpaul_8 is a f****** gem of a performer it's absolutely incredible. Thank you Vince Gilligan for writing, once again, an incredible story. Breaking Bad forever.'
Heaping praise on the show creator, one said: '#ElCamino proves that Vince Gilligan is a god not only at making tv shows but also at making movies. Fans finally learn what they'd been dying to know for years through a suspenseful, thoughtful and epic 2 hour story. What a show...there'll be nothing like it ever again.'
While another detailed: '#ElCamino was excellent, of course. It was so surreal and cool and out of nowhere to get this movie, and even cooler, that we still have the entire final season of Better Call Saul to bookend the collective masterpiece that has been the Breaking Bad anthology'
Blown away: Asking fans for their spoiler-free reactions to the film, Netflix received several responses from fans, all of which praised Aaron's performance and Vince's excellent story
Breaking Bad followed dejected high-school chemistry teacher Walter White (Bryan Cranston), who decides to start making Crystal Meth with his former student Jesse, after he was diagnosed with lung cancer.
Originally intending to make money as a way to pay for his treatment and support his family, Walt soon loses himself to the apparent advantages of criminal life and soon becomes a drug lord known by the pseudonym Heisenberg.
Jesse was last seen driving off into the night after being kidnapped and forced under duress to make Meth for Todd (Jesse Plemons), his uncle Jack (Michael Bowen), and his gang of goons.
Sensational: One very succinct response from a fan claimed it was a 'MASTERPIECE'
He did it: Heaping praise on the show creator, one claimed '#ElCamino proves that Vince Gilligan is a god not only at making tv shows but also at making movies'
He managed to escape after Walt -now a wanted man- came to kill Todd and the Aryan brotherhood with a machine gun he concealed in the back of his car to remove the last few people who know how to make his Blue Sky drug.
Jesse, who then had an estranged relationship with Walt, was brought out of his underground prison-turned-lab to see him, and, in his rage, tackles his former business partner to the ground.
During the punch-up, Jesse triggered the switch connected to the machine gun which then fired into the room, mortally injuring Walt, and killing everyone inside except for himself.
Grateful: One fan gushed over Vince's incredible storytelling, as they wrote: 'EL CAMINO is the Jesse Pinkman epilogue I didn't need but always wanted and can't believe we got'
Iconic: Breaking Bad followed dejected high-school chemistry teacher Walter White, who starts making Crystal Meth with former student Jesse, after being diagnosed with lung cancer
Now free from his captors, Jesse drives off in delight while Walt returns to the lab as police come to raid the premises, but, before they can catch him, he collapses and dies of his gunshot wound.
Breaking Bad aired on AMC for five seasons from 2008-2013; The series boasts 16 Prime Time Emmy wins and 58 nominations as well as two Peabody Awards.
El Camino is out now in select cinemas and on Netflix.
Ready to watch: El Camino is out now in select cinemas and on Netflix