Disney +’s The Mandalorian is here and believe me, it’s off to a really crazy start.
In typical Star Wars fashion, we get to see a lot of creatures in this episode. A large mammoth living under iced water; the return of the blurrgs; a commendable killer robot/ bounty hunter. You name it. But what stood out for me most throughout this episode is that our titular character -and his kind- is said to never take their masks off. Way to go to make a big deal out of something so small because now I can’t stop thinking about what face is underneath that helmet.
For a show, the world-building is impressive, but I guess that shouldn’t be much of a big deal since it’s funded by Disney. The occasional nod and tidbit reference to the larger Star Wars universe was cool, too. The biggest part of the episode is arguably the revelation at the final part of the episode and that’worrisome. If you want to know what/who that was, you should check it out.
I believe Disney has a lot more in store for us than having its lead prance about the galaxy in search of his next big pay or hoping a stronger purpose comes along to make him feel less bored. We just have to wait and watch the story unfold. Now that a 50-year-old green baby has come into play, things are looking interesting already.
BONUS: The episode’s roughly 39 minutes long. The titular character is played by Pedro Paschal (Game of Thrones, Narcos, Kingsman: The Golden Circle). And the Droid is voiced by Takai Waititi (Thor: Ragnarok)
Rinzy’s Rating: 3/5