Warning: Spoilers for ‘The Mandalorian Chapter 14: The Tragedy’ ahead
A week after the explosive introduction of Rosario Dawson’s Ahsoka Tano, “The Mandalorian” continues to stride forward in its overall quest. Long awaited guests and old enemies return to make their mark on a show that struggles to exist without its guest stars.
This weeks episode of “The Mandalorian” mixes all of the best elements of the show into a long awaited action and plot showcase that ended far too early. The short run time of the episode is particularly frustrating given the massive cliff hanger tagged on to the end. Still, this episode manages to give so much in so little time that its wonder to behold.
After years of ups and downs and an army of fans at his back, Star Wars animation master mind Dave Filoni finally got the opportunity to bring his prized creation into live-action.
The long awaited return of Boba Fett finally came to fruition in a way that does not disappoint. Until “The Tragedy,” the legendary Star Wars bounty hunter has never held such a spotlight, and the character benefits greatly from it. Luckily he and the newly revived Fennec Shand (Ming-Na Wen) seem to be sticking around, so there is more to come.
Mando and Grogu continue to take enter stage after the major developments in last weeks episode. Din Djarin’s quest to find a Jedi master for Grogu continued in this episode but is cut short because of a surprise assault from Moff Gideon and his empirical troops.
Guest director Robert Rodriguez deserves a special spotlight for this weeks episode. His camera control and breathtaking visuals have become standard for “The Mandalorian,” but Rodriguez managed to take it up a notch with top tier fight choreography and character moments that will go down as one of the shows best, even if it is far too short.
This episode ends on several cliff hangers that will be sure to frustrate fans today only to inspire excitement and eagerness next Friday.
Filmnetic Grade: A
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