Review: The Mandalorian


Baby Yoda in The Mandalorian stares up into the camera. Baby Yoda is full animatronic, making him more real for the actors and viewers.

Lilah Nelson, Print Staff

   The highly anticipated Disney+ launched Nov. 12, 2019 allowing streaming junkies to view all things Disney, Pixar, National Geographic, Marvel and Star Wars. Only costing $6.99 a month, similar to Netflix and Hulu, Disney+ allows for viewers to easily find movies and throwbacks like Hannah Montana. Quickly gaining over 10 million subscribers just in its first week of streaming, it surprised viewers with its original Star Wars series, The Manilorian.  

   Set to have eight episodes in the first season, episodes are released every Friday. Exploring further into the Star Wars universe, the viewers follow a Mandalorian called Mando – a bounty hunter with a troubled past. Taking place after the Empire has just fallen, Mando deals with the remnants of evil rulers and followers. Taking care of what people are calling baby Yoda, this mysterious little guy steals the show with his cuteness. 

   Even if viewers aren’t the most adamant followers of Star Wars, this show has something for everyone. Combating action with a heartfelt story of fatherly-like affection, The Mandilorian has mystery, power and nostalgia. Using the hopefulness of the originals to the awe of the newest instalments of the franchise. Writers Jon Favreau and Taika Waititi, who have both worked for Marvel, put their experience into the new series, holding true to what fans love about Star Wars. Even in a galaxy far, far away, Disney+ made The Mandilorian a brilliant and worth the watch series for everyone.