The Mandalorian‘s spoiler free review
Have you ever heard about “The Child”, commonly known as “Baby Yoda”, the cute creature that is very popular among teenagers?
His real name is actually “Grogu” and he’s a character of the TV series Star Wars: The Mandalorian (and not the Baby Yoda Show); the series was created by Lucasfilm and the first season was released on Disney Plus in November 2019 (the second one in October 2020).
Although everyone thinks that the series is all about a cute small creature travelling around the galaxy far far away, the real protagonist is Din Djarin, a Mandalorian (in fact he comes from the planet Mandalore) bounty hunter. Djarin is tasked with finding Grogu, at first known as “The child”, by the mysterious and evil Moff Gideon. Soon after consigning the child, Din regrets it and rescues him, because he discovered the real intentions of Gideon: running experiments on him and his sensibility to the Force. Why is the Force so important? It’s an energy field which surrounds everything, and the ones who can control it can use mind tricks and move objects without touching them (like telekinesis). In a few words, learning how the Force works and controlling these people could be very useful in the Star Wars universe.
I think it’s a very interesting series, because through the adventures of Din Djarin and Grogu we can explore the galaxy far far away, discovering new species of aliens and planets we’ve never seen before. Also, there are a lot of known characters from films and other series, but you don’t need to watch them to understand what is going on (I recommend, though, to watch the series and, of course, the films, in order to better understand the backstory of the characters).
From now on there are spoilers from The Mandalorian and The Book of Boba Fett
In season two, the adventure continues and Djarin, now wanted for rescuing the baby, looks for the Jedis, the only people who can control the Force, because he wants Grogu to be safe and learn how to use his power: unfortunately, the Jedis were killed 30 years before by the evil Galactic Empire, and the survivors were scattered around the galaxy, so it reveals to be a hard task. I don’t want to spoil the plot anymore, so the only thing I’d like to say is that, in my opinion, the second season is the best because of the introduction of characters like the legendary Luke Skywalker, from the movie saga, and Ahsoka Tano, protagonist of the animated series Star Wars: the Clone Wars (2008). Also from The Clone Wars there’s another Mandalorian, Bo-Katan Kryze, who teams up with Din Djarin to defeat Moff Gideon.
(Fun Fact!) If you have watched chapter 12: “The siege” when it first came out, you could see the so-called “jeans guy” in one scene: in fact, a member of the troupe wearing a pair of jeans appears in the background. Unfortunately, after noticing the mistake, Disney removed our dear friend from the screen, so we can’t appreciate his presence anymore…
In the new series The Book of Boba Fett (December 2021), we see Din Djarin and Grogu again, probably to introduce the third season of The Mandalorian, which is coming in 2022 and fans like me are so excited for this!