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  • Writer's pictureDylan Buell

Review: The Mandalorian - Season 3

A bounty hunter traveling to Mandalore to redeem his past transgressions with his adopted son Grogu and being aided on their journey by fellow Mandalorian Bo-Katan Kryze.

Pedro Pascal, Giancarlo Esposito, Katee Sackhoff, and Carl Weathers

After a record breaking and overall well received first two seasons, 'The Mandalorian' returns for a harder fall off than Natasha Romanoff. A rushed a mediocre plot as well as overall lazy writing makes you wonder how we got to this point.

After setting it up in the previous season as well as 'The Clone Wars', the series finally heads to the planet of Mandalore... for about 15 minutes. After rushing through the mandalore plot, the series has back to back to back boring, lackluster, and just plain dry episodes. The writing declined and the cinematography was at an all time low.

The show ruins the lore and history of the Darksaber by practically masking it a prop. Its significance and power isn't present as well as not making it as deadly as it should be. Aside from the main plot, we spend about 2 hours following a group of characers whose entire mission was addressed in a single line.

A universe as big as Star Wars is filled with named actors now adding Lizzo and Jack Black to that list who play the famous characers of... Lizzo and Jack Black. Cameos have being such a crutch for films these days to the point where they think a face will get them views. Not only were the cameos pointless and forces, the entire episode they fall under might be one of the series worst.

While not everything is stale, the series continues to contain great acting and action. Din Djarin and Grogu continue to have a great relationship even if this season shouldn't have had Grogu at all. The father as son dynamic has never been better and its nice to see how much its evolved over the series so far, especially given the finale.

At the end of the day, this series took what it had for granted and left everyone wanting more. The space cowboy epic has turned into mini pointless side quests resting its legacy on cameos and cool explosions. While a 4th season has already been confirmed, I feel as if they should end it now before they get to a point of no return.

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