I promised Mickey that there would be no major spoilers, so here’s the review for ‘The Mandalorian‘ Season 3, Eps. 1 & 2 that’s Spoiler Free.
Editor’s Note: I promised Mickey that in order to keep reviewing this series, I will be be as vague as possible when it comes to spoilers. So I will be describing everything as if I have never see ‘Star Wars’ or ‘The Mandalorian…but you know what I’ll be talking about (wink, wink).
‘The Mandalorian‘ is back! Jon Favreau is making magic and actually makes something ‘Star Wars‘ related that I’m interested in seeing. I sold myself the lie between the prequels, the sequels and the spin off on the hope of, “Maybe they’ll get better.” After seven of those movies, I gave up and my friend convinced me halfway through season one of ‘The Mandalorian‘ to give it a shot, especially since Gina Carano (don’t care if you don’t like her) and Carl Weathers were in the show.
So here is what’s going down in a breakdown between the first two episodes where episode two streams on March 8, 2023, with being as vague as possible.
So Din (Pedro Pascal) the Mandalorian has been shunned for taking his helmet off, even after saving all the others
from this giant crocodile looking monster that interrupts their version of a baptism of a kid who tries to remind you of young Boba Fett from the stinker prequels. The Armorer (Emily Swallow) gets on his case about it and he now needs to take a trip to Mandor with Grogu to pull an Anabaptist move, get rebaptized in their sacred waters, but here’s the catch, the planet is full on Chernobyl…or East Palestine, OH for those of you too young to remember the Ukrainian disaster.
Din takes a trip to what looks like modern Cloud City where Greef Karga (Carl Weathers) goes retired Apollo Creed if lived in Rocky IV telling him to kick back and hang with them because they build a cool little oasis and he might be shunned by the other Mandalorians, but hey, you’ll have a great, cushy gig here…kind of like an American Vice President. Oh and Baby Yoda uses The Force to get a Jelly Bean of whatever the Star Wars equivalent would be.
Anyway Din goes, no, no, no, I need to redeem myself and takes Baby Yoda aka Grogu with him to see Bo-Katan Kryze (Katee Sackhoff) who reminds him that the planet is Chernobyl’ed and it’s a waste of time. Unfortunately, on his trip over, he offended some lizard looking creatures with spikes coming out of their foreheads that claimed to be pirates. They chase him down, boom, boom, boom, blast, blast, blast, pew, pew, pew, off and running to see Bo-Katan.
She tells him it’s a bad idea, the creed is kind of a waste and the royal family used all the pomp and circumstance just to make the people. Our favorite Mandalorian doesn’t listen, goes on his journey and the episode ends, concept art is shown, wait until next week!
So Din goes to Mandor to get rebaptized with Baby Yoda. They sent the droid to check and see if the air is still East Palestine, OH toxic or if all is clear. The air is clear, but the droid is captured by these things that looks like the future humans from the 1960 version of, ‘The Time Machine‘ with Rod Taylor, only they have spikes on their back. The Mandalorian goes looking for the droid and ends up getting caught by Robotic Randall from ‘Monsters Inc.‘, He uses his pirate looking lightsaber but it only does minimal to help.
Grogu does his thing, gets Bo-Katan to help, boom, boom, boom, slash, slash, slash, pew, pew, pew, pirate lightsaber in one hand, Tron disc as a shield in the other, Din is saved and you’ll need to watch the next 25 minutes on March 8, 2023, because I like watching this show.
‘The Mandalorian‘ Streams Wednesdays on Disney+.
- Overall Score
Sans-Gina Carano, ‘The Mandalorian‘ continues on with the adventure we have come to love and is that Star Wars we finally deserve.