If you weren’t a regular viewer of AMC’s legendary drama Breaking Bad when it was airing on the cable network but always wanted to catch up, it may be hard to find the time to binge-watch all 62 episodes. With the two-hour and seven minute movie above, French filmmakers Lucas Stoll and Gaylor Morestin have you covered.
Stoll and Morestin say they spent two years putting their movie version of the show together, and they insist it is no mere fan collection of favorite scenes—and that’s evident from the start. The pair came at the effort like auteurs with nearly 70 hours of awesome footage to work with and put together an intense and dark action film.
The story of Breaking Bad is all there, but true fans of the immersion available in following a show may miss all the amazing world-building done in the series by Vince Gilligan and Peter Gould.
Luckily, there’s still Better Call Saul, which has made a splash at South by Southwest by opening a working Los Pollos Hermanos restaurant—the fast food franchise run by Bad—and Saul—villain Gustavo Fring.
Check out the movie version of one of the greatest TV dramas ever made to get a sense of where things go in the series, then watch Better Call Saul to join the world just before the events in the movie when Saul premieres on April 10th.