Mandalorian Season 2 Review and upcoming Star Wars shows (Spoilers)

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Season 2 introduced the threatening Dark Troopers.

This review contains spoilers for The Mandalorian season 2. If you have not watched it and plan to, this is your warning.

 

The Mandalorian is a Star Wars spin-off series set after the original Star Wars trilogy. This show attempts to branch out from the usual content of Star Wars films such as Jedis and Siths. Instead, the show focuses more on a bounty hunter and his life. Each episode has its own small story that will eventually tie into the second season as a whole. 

The season starts with Mando attempting to protect a small town from a vicious creature. As a reward, Mando will claim what he thinks is armor from his home planet: Mandalore. However, it is soon revealed that the armor belongs to a bounty hunter named Boba Fett. Although I wanted “The Mandalorian” to create new stories unrelated to previous Star Wars work, I appreciated that they added this character to satisfyingly tie in another story arc. Hopefully, fans will soon find out how Boba Fett survived the mighty Sarlacc monster in the upcoming show, “The Book of Boba Fett”.

Boba Fett returns to team up with our main hero.

 Throughout the season, they bring back other nostalgic characters such as Ahsoka. This was important to benefit Mando on his journey to finally return Grogu (Baby Yoda) to his rightful Jedi master.

One of my favorite episodes is “Chapter 10: The Passenger”. This episode does a great job of reminding the audience about who Mando really is. He doesn’t necessarily care for everyone, he’s still a bounty hunter who’s trying to make a living. Although he develops a strong attachment with his companion, Grogu. The special effects in this episode are also impeccable. For example, the spider-like creatures invading Mando and his crew really immerse you in the show with its realism. It’s insane how close computer-generated imagery (CGI) is to reality. I think the only scenes where the effects lack is during his jetpack scenes. 

Towards the end of the season, Mando encounters a not so epic final showdown with the main villain, Moff Gideon. Moff Gideon is no match for Mando’s pure Beskar staff, one of the strongest metals in the galaxy. Instead, Mando has to put up a fight against the menacing Dark Troopers. 

In the end, the season is nicely concluded with Luke Skywalker arriving in search of his future Jedi student. For the older generation, adding Luke was a perfect ending. On the other hand, the younger generation couldn’t appreciate this conclusion as much as kids who grew up with this vintage character. “The Mandalorian” season 2 earns an 8/10.

By: Bryce Nall

Season 2 unveils new exciting adventures.