When I first heard that Disney bought Star Wars I had a nightmare that they made a Darth Vader musical. However, The Mandalorian has proved that Disney can keep the Star Wars shows still coming without adding too many cute animals.
What is The Mandalorian about?
"The travails of a lone gunfighter in the outer reaches of the galaxy, far from the authority of the New Republic." - IMDb
Long story short, we follow a 'rough around the edges' protagonist only known to us as the Mandalorian. Sometimes he is refereed to ask 'Mando' by others... but I have a feeling this is considered offensive. Anyway, after a lifetime of darkness and struggling to survive with what is left of his home... the Mandalorian finds himself struggling to keep up with his bounty hunting lifestyle. Will his change in heart be the end of him or the start of better life?
The Reviews are Outstanding!
The Mandalorian 9.1/10 on IMDb and 95% audience score on Rotten Tomatoes. If you are still looking for a reason to try Disney+, I think The Mandalorian is enough reason for anyone to join this streaming site bandwagon.
Here are some noteworthy reviews:
"Few shows are this well crafted. Favreau and Filoni have tapped into something special"
- Alan French
Star Wars done right, basically a Space Cowboy Serial Starring the Mandalorian and the kid.
- Joey O.
"This is a polished production that shows off every cent of its feature film budget on every frame of its run time. This isn't a "made-for-TV Star Wars, " it's a Star Wars that happens to be on TV, or streaming, as it were."
- Zaki Hasan from the San Francisco Chronicle
"Brings back the good old StarWars feeling. Absolute fantastic!"
- Barney M
The newest character steals everyone hearts. A 50 year old baby.
I know everyone keeps calling this adorable little baby Yoda or more often as 'baby Yoda'... but I don't think this is supposed to be Yoda. Most likely, this is just another baby of Yoda's species.
The Mandalorian in the Star Wars timeline.
"After the stories of Jango and Boba Fett, another warrior emerges in the Star Wars universe. The Mandalorian is set after the fall of the Empire and before the emergence of the First Order." - Rotten Tomatoes
The Mandalorian takes place after after Yoda passes away. So... unless Yoda is like a Phoenix that is re-born after dying... it just can't be Yoda. Then again Disney could have really screwed up the time line, but I doubt it. This cute little thing just isn't baby Yoda.
This brings us to our next Fan Theory, could this be Yoda's baby? Nope, I doubt that too. It's probably not an offspring of Yoda since Jedi aren't suppose to... you know. You could argue that Yoda still had a kid... but he's not one to break rules.
Since Yoda's species and home planet have never been released in any of the official media... what do we call the cute little guy? Green Baby? Baby Jedi? The 50 year old baby? Maybe baby Yoda will have to do for a name until we can finally get some questions answered.
So... why is The Mandalorian so amazing?
The show has kept true to original lore, facts and make sure to put in lots of terrifying animals. The scene changes even keep to the traditional Stars Wars style, so I really feel like I'm watching one of the episodes. Even though The Mandalorian is a series, it has movie quality from a movie budget. The costumes are amazing, the CGI is even better and the shooting locations are amazing. Disney has managed to make amazing new content that all Star Wars fans would be proud of. So if you haven't seen it... you should probably check out what all the excitement is about.
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