El Camino: A Breaking Bad Movie is now streaming on Netflix, and as many fans of the series might expect, this epilogue to the story of Aaron Paul's Jesse Pinkman features plenty of fun Breaking Bad cameos. In fact, in some cases, El Camino's interquel connections to the main Breaking Bad storyline requires that certain characters not only make a re-appearance in this new film, but actually help anchor major subplots of the story. (SPOILERS) It should be no surprise then, that Jesse's final nemesis in Breaking Bad - the psychotic thug named Todd, played by Jesse Plemons.
Like every other Breaking Bad actor returning for El Camino, Jesse Plemons has aged and seen certain changes to his look come with that aging. However, unlike many of the other Breaking Bad stars in El Camino, Jesse Plemons is being mercilessly body shamed on social media by trolls within the Breaking Bad fandom, and it is getting ugly:
From Then 'Til Now
Todd Breaking bad vs Todd El Camino pic.twitter.com/2pxNy3udqF— Tiens tiens tiens (@PootisSully) October 11, 2019
Okay, so this isn't so much a slam as it is a straight-up comparison, illustrating just how much Plemons has change. On the other hand, the comment on the tweet that Plemons, "Looks like Wilson Fisk," is less kind.prevnext
It's Not THAT Bad
Sure, Plemons has put on some weight (possibly for a role?), but this kind of exaggeration isn't called for.prevnext
Dragon Ball Z Weight
Ok so this is very insulting, yes - BUT, if you're a Dragon Ball Z fan, it's also pretty freaking hilarious.prevnext
Its was very nice of Vince Gilligan fo replace Todd with Todd's much fatter, older brother....#ElCamino— Paul Williams (@ProudManc72) October 11, 2019
Jokes about how this isn't even the same guy playing Todd (it is) are also pretty common in the social media chat threads.prevnext
Insult or Praise?
Well fat Todd certainly stole the spotlight then hey. #ElCamino— Keagan Ryan (@Kryan_18) October 11, 2019
We're not sure what this fan is doing: insulting Plemons, or acknowledging the power of his performance in El Camino (we're not eve sure the fan himself is sure).prevnext
SPOILER: One of the biggest reveals in El Camino is that the drug money Jesse Pinkman is desperately searching for is actually hidden in the door of Todd's fridge. Now it's hard to tell if Vince Gilligan wasn't making some kind of visual joke - but even if that's the case, Jesse Plemons would've been in on it.prevnext
Internet Be Savage
Wow, Todd got fat. #ElCamino— Kevin (@Irish_MUFC) October 11, 2019
Social Media is, has, and will never be kind. In the end, it always boils down to the lowest common denominator. See above.
El Camino: A Breaking Bad Movie is now streaming on Netflix.prev