The Mandalorian Brings Families Together
By Marcos Perales | Big Stick Editor |
Just listen to the theme music, and you’ll see what everyone is so hyped up about. Invest yourself into a story that follows a Mandalorian bounty hunter and (you could say) his adoptive son, who is of a mysterious species, as they simply make their way through the vast Star Wars galaxy. Their journey takes a lot of twists and turns, but that is expected since the mysterious species has a bounty on his head.
“The Mandalorian” is a unique story that has a space western feel set in the Star Wars universe a few years after the events of episode six “Return of the Jedi.” The original air date was on Nov. 12, 2019.
Ever since Disney bought Lucasfilm back in 2012, “The Mandalorian” has been argued to be the best thing Disney has put out. They finally have the achievement of putting out the very first live-action Star Wars series, while the previous ones were always animated. This show was brought to life by director Jon Favreau, who started the Marvel Cinematic Universe with his hit film “Iron-man” in 2008, and Dave Filoni, who has the reputation of being one of the best creative Star Wars minds the franchise has ever had. They also made this possible with the help of other fellow directors such as: Bryce Dallas Howard, Peyton Reed, Robert Rogriguez, and Carl Weathers.
The actors who put on the performance are Pedro Pascal as the Mandalorian himself (Wonder Woman 1984), former martial artist as Gina Carano as Cara Dune (Fast and Furious 6),
Carl Weathers as Greef Carga (Rocky series) and Giancarlo Esposito as Moff Gideon (Breaking Bad). Throughout the show, there are a couple of supporting characters that come and go.
As the series opens, a lone bounty hunter is just trying to do his jobs and get paid the way any bounty hunter would. On one of his jobs, he finds this mysterious species that he is ordered to turn in; the creature is just a baby. Something in Din Djarin, the Mandalorian’s name, tells him that he should not go through with the job. No one knows what happens to the bounty except the people who pay the bounty hunters. Din takes “The Child” as his own but with a bounty on both of their heads. Although, not everyone is after them as they encounter somewhat friendly faces that help them along their journey.
I recommend this show to any Star Wars fan, first of all. This is also a good show to bring the family together and is appropriate for a younger audience of 13 and up. The official rating is TV-14. There is not much to worry about because Star Wars has always been more on the pure side of things. For new and veteran fans, seasons one and two each having eight episodes are available on Disney+, with the third season not having a release date yet.