My Opinion On The Mandalorian

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Liam Meszaros

 

The Mandalorian released its first episode on the 12th of November in 2019. With the first series now at an end, fans are left waiting until October of this year for the next one. The Mandalorian was a huge success because of its lovable characters, namely the child, dubbed “baby yoda” and the main character himself, Mando. What made the show so great for me is the over all atmosphere and its connection to the prequel and original trilogy.

The Mandalorian gave massive amounts of fan service in the form of familiar places such as Mos Eisley on the desert planet of Tattooine as well as an expansive array of familiar creatures and droids. The inclusion of Mos Eisley along with our main character venturing into the same cantina that Luke Skywalker,and Obi Wan Kenobi went into in Star Wars: A New Hope, was an amazing bit of fan service. That paired with the subtle irony of the bar being manned by a droid was amazing writing. This in comparison to the newer sequel trilogy, which included almost none of anything like that made it infinitely better for me.

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Secondly, the ending of the show was phenomenal. With the introduction to the supposed main antagonist, Moff Gideon, played by Giancarlo Esposito, The Mandalorian and his companions had to fight their way through wave upon wave of storm troopers to escape their current location which they led to through a trap. At the very end of the episode, it was revealed that Moff Gideon wields the darksaber, something clone wars fans will surely recognize. With the show ending on this great cliffhanger, we are left to speculate for the next several months how the second season will turn out and what will happen. I personally cannot wait.