Review: The Mandalorian Is Action Packed As It Dives Into New Territory

By Gary

The adventures of Din Djarin, The Mandalorian, and Grogu continue in the third series of The Mandalorian.

Following on from the second series where we eventually saw Din Djarin’s face, The Mandalorian must redeem himself in the Living Waters on Mandalore, thought to be cursed and inhospitable.

All episodes of Series 3 now on streaming site Disney+.

The Mandalorian is back and better than ever, with big action and plot elements that continue to surprise and make this series the best yet.

Pedro Pascal reprises his role as Din Djarin, The Mandalorian and he is superb in this although most of the time it is just his voice you hear as he is in Mandalorian armour.

Also returning is Katee Sackhoff (Battlestar Galactica) as Bo-Katan Kryze, leader of the Mandalorian’s who want to return to Mandalore.

Sackhoff has played Bo-Katan Kryze for over a decade, starting as the voice of the redheaded Mandalorian on Star Wars: The Clones Wars, but she’s still getting used to inhabiting the role in live action on The Mandalorian.

Lurking in the shadows from series one is Giancarlo Esposito (Breaking Bad) who plays Moff Gideon the series main villain.

Mandalorian helmet from a scene in Lucasfilm’s The Mandalorian, season three, exclusively on Disney+

While Grogu or Baby Yoda was the cutest thing on our screens, some people may not like this, it is starting to lose its appeal like Groot in Guardians of the Galaxy – I am Groot was funny in one movie, but it becomes annoying after a while.

Disney do like their gimmicks to try and hook people in but the character is developing in the force.

The Mandalorian is still great, pulpy, episodic fun and the action throughout the series is really good.

A methodical start to series three bathes in nostalgic waters of past franchise glory, no spoilers but one episode will make you feel incredibly sad for Grogu.

Where The Mandalorian is going feels both entertaining and uncertain. Visually and overall, it remains good entertainment, even if it gets stuck on fan servicing a bit too often with Jawa and droid jokes.

The Mandalorian may be one of the simplest Star Wars shows, but its simplicity has always been its greatest strength.

My Rating: 9/10