While the third season of The Mandalorian got off to a great start, with a clear focus on the Mandalore universe, a common goal, and the return of the charismatic Bo-Katan Kryze, even the most hardcore fan will admit that the series has a habit of losing focus and reverting to a pattern of self-conclusive episodes.

It’s easy to overlook this indisputable fact, as the season’s final two episodes have managed to tie together some of those sporadic threads that have been strung together throughout the season in a brilliant battle on the surface of Mandalore, as well as magnificent decorations. and well-choreographed action. But, as in the case of the Obi-Wan Kenobi series, it must be remembered once again that the season was quite vague, even if it ended on a high note.


Expanding the focus of the series so that it no longer focuses solely on the story of Din Djarin, but on the Mandalorians as a people, is smart. However, while some will lament the loss of the central, direct focus on one man and his son’s journey across the galaxy, the series is only bolstered by Kryze, Ax Woves, and other aforementioned Mandalorian characters. The problem is more structural, and the episode about Jack Black and Lizzo in particular seems like a waste of time, especially when the lengths of the different episodes fluctuate a bit and we only have a short time to fix some of the issues that the show has raised over the years.

It’s also hard to fathom the creators’ reluctance and desire to constantly introduce digressions and distractions as the very heart of the series, the remaining Mandalorians ending their state of intergalactic nomadism and regaining control of their home planet. origin, is so compelling and interesting. Some of these threads, like the one with Greef Karga (Carl Weathers), work well on their own, but some segments feel rather disconnected, and while the show tries to create the necessary connective tissue, it doesn’t always work as intended.

No, the truth is The Mandalorian can build some great scenes and build strong suspense when needed, which is why this series is still the one that shows the way forward for Star Wars as an IP, but at the same time it is also more necessary than ever for those responsible to find the common thread.

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Thankfully, The Mandalorian looks great and sounds even better. Plus, the performances from Mando (Pedro Pascal), Moff Gideon (Giancarlo Esposito), and Bo-Katan (Katee Sackhoff) are, for lack of another word, masterful (with the exception of Lizzo).

So The Mandalorian is still worth your time if you’re a Star Wars fan, and through this series, and perhaps Ahsoka when we get to this point, the path is cleared for a deeper story that offers plenty of fanservice and new perspectives. interesting approaches. The third season of The Mandalorian isn’t as good as it could have been, which is a shame, but that doesn’t mean it’s a bad show, far from it.

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