The Mandalorian is no longer only Star Wars
Last Updated: 09.26 PM, Apr 23, 2023
Din Djarin is back with his clan but they have been facing trouble. To what extent will he help them re-build?
The Mandalorian begins this season with a confusing vibe. It is a mix of Star Wars and Game of Thrones. In fact, this season has more Game of Thrones effect than Star Wars itself. Right from the music with flags and armies to there being an actual ‘Children of the Watch,’ this show begins with GoT vibes. Thankfully, it doesn’t stay that way forever.
Bo-Katan (Kate Sackhoff) gives you the Cersei vibes too, with her cold behaviour, practical side with a soft corner for her own people.
You also feel a linger of Andor, the last Star Wars series that was critically acclaimed.
Din Djarin is not the hero in this series. Not constantly, for sure. Sometimes it’s Grogu, sometimes Bo-Katan, sometimes Axe and sometimes, Paz Vizsla. Din’s real action is seen only towards the end of the series. Before that, he wins your heart with lessons for Baby Yoda aka Grogu and effortless solutions.
Carl Weathers still excels in his role as Greef Karga. He has much to offer as an actor but has limited time space. To say he doesn’t use the space well will be wrong.
By the second episode of The Mandalorian season 3, Din Djarin goes missing. You feel lost since the episode has nothing to offer even further in the series.
The visuals and VFX work really well on the show. Of course, the action scenes are the best part of the series. The supernatural effects like dragons do not work as well as expected.
The music absolutely helps build the scenes. The visuals and execution of scenes is absolutely winning.
Lizzo makes a special appearance in episode 6. She leaves an impression with her brief role. Paz Vizsla has a similar effect. He is one of the biggest heroes of the show.
Axe Woves (Simon Kassianides) really shines in the last episode of the show. He takes control like a true leader and gives tough competition to Kate’s Bo-Katan as one.
Giancarlo Esposito returns as Moff Gideon and there’s nothing this actor cannot pull of with even pokerface expressions. He nails every scene, with and without the armour.
Towards the end of the season, Din, Bo-Katan and Grogu are in the midst of a very commercial scene and oh, does it work well! Of course, Grogu and Din have a moment even as the madness comes to an end.
If you expected The Mandalorian to have the same essence, it does not. While you do find fragments of Star Wars in the show, it also has very Game Of Thrones, Stranger Things and Jurassic World vibes to it. If you’re okay with that combo, go for the third season. If not, end your journey to The Mandalorian at season 2.