Moving through the galaxy with “The Mandalorian”


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The first episode of the Mandalorian season 3 was released on Mar. 1 and the last episode of the season was released on Apr. 19.

Amelia Galliford, Staff Reporter

A long time ago in a galaxy far, far away a bounty hunter continued his adventures with a small child connected with the force. Created by Jon Favreau, ‘The Mandalorian’ season 3 was released on Mar. 1, earning 8.7/10 stars on IMDb and a 90% praise rate on Rotten Tomatoes. This new installment was definitely a joy to watch.

This addition to the widely celebrated Mandalorian series had me addicted from the very beginning. It follows Din Djarin, or the Mandalorian (played by Pedro Pascal), who has been reunited with Grogu (also known as Baby Yoda or the Child) as he tries to redeem himself for removing his helmet. Along with this, the Mandalorian and Bo Katan, played by Katee Sackhoff, try to retake their home planet, Mandalore, and defeat the villainous Moff Gideon, played by Giancarlo Esposito, once and for all.

This season of the show was certainly different from the previous seasons in a positive way. I enjoyed seeing the perspectives of other characters throughout the show. In previous seasons, the show tended to mainly follow just Din Djarin and Grogu, and while we still experience this, we also get to see the perspectives of Dr. Pershing, played by Omid Abtahi, and even Greef Karga played by Carl Weathers. These varying perspectives allowed for the story to develop faster. The lack of side quests also helped accomplish fast development of the story. Even if a side quest was presented, our protagonists wanted to get it done quickly so that they could continue with their bigger problems.

The season also presented many new characters, lending a hand to some notable cameos. In episode 6 we see Jack Black, Lizzo, and Christopher Lloyd playing citizens of the planet Plazir-15. While I was quite hesitant about seeing these celebrities in the Mandalorian, I was actually surprised by their impressive performances as Captain Bombardier, the Duchess, and Commissioner Helgait respectively. As far as other new characters, we see other mandalorians that are a part of Din Djarin’s clan and we get to experience their culture and way of life.  Getting a glimpse into these aspects of the clan helped viewers dive further into Din Djarin’s background and life, aiding the audience’s understanding of him.

The cinematography and production of this season really brought it all together. The constant suspense and cliffhangers had me enthralled all throughout the season. This season has left me eagerly anticipating whatever else might happen in the Star Wars universe, and any fan of the franchise should watch it.