Review: A Binge Worthy Start To Star Wars Andor

By Gary

The Rebellion Begins….

On Wednesday September 21 Disney+ launched their new series Andor with the first 3 episodes available.

All the following episodes will be released each Wednesday and Andor will be a 12-part Series.

Disney have said: “The series will explore a new perspective from the Star Wars galaxy, focusing on Cassian Andor’s journey to discover the difference he can make.

“The series brings forward the tale of the burgeoning rebellion against the Empire and how people and planets became involved.

“It’s an era filled with danger, deception, and intrigue where Cassian will embark on the path that is destined to turn him into a rebel hero.”

With no spoilers being given here, it’s a dark and gritty spy thriller where the good guy’s step over the boundary line when needs must.

Andor is set before Rogue One we are going to find out all about Cassian Andor’s past.

Diego Luna plays the title character Cassian Andor reprising his role from Rogue One.

In the first 3 episodes we get flash backs to when Cassian was a child.

In episode 3 we are introduced to Luthen Rael played by Stellan Skarsgård, Luthen is a recruiter for the resistance, he is looking for people to do undercover work and he thinks Cassian could be his next recruit.

Think James Bond in space.

The show’s cast stands out. The writers truly give you something interesting and griping to hold on to.

The set design, costumes, and visuals are all stunning. It is a welcome new change of tone for this Star Wars story. I can’t wait to see more.

A grittier, darker and so far no SFX messes it is so far a great, character driven story with better acting and plenty of nods to the rest of the Star Wars universe.

Looking forward to seeing how this one plays out.

The production team has also done a wonderful job creating a world that looks and sounds blue collar – no Jedi or Sith, just billions of working-class people trying to make a living and simply get by.

All the flash of Star Wars, the lightsabrefights, space battles and blaster fights, come second to simply telling a decent story.

And for that alone, I think Andor is a step in the right direction for this series.

I would recommend you watch all three episodes back-to-back.

Together they’re more a movie setting up the series. They fit better together and run better as a back-to-back.

My Rating: 9/10