Disney + went live today and the show I most wanted to watch was The Mandolorian. At first, I was a bit worried, I couldn’t find the app on my iphone, but after a bit of searching it came up. It was easy to find on our smart tv with Roku. The rest of this review will contain spoilers.
The quality of the Mandolorian is cinema-esque. The sets and special effects are as you would expect from Lucas Films. The acting is great, although there isn’t a ton of actor to actor interaction on which to base that.
We find the Mandolorian in the on a winter planet entering a cantina, and he purportedly saves a man of alien species from some bullies. We come to find out he wasn’t actually saving him out of the goodness of his heart, but rather the alien is his bounty. After encasing him in carbonite, he returns to a planet to collect several bounties.
As none of the new bounties provide enough incentive, he is given an off the books bounty and only told the age of the mark, 50 years, and the last known location. He is also given a down payment of Beskar steel. This is the type of steel used to make Mandolorian Armor.
He takes the small block of steel to what seems to be a remnant of Mandolorian people and has more armor made from it. What is left of the steel is used to support what I believe they called foundlings. More or less orphans from when their people and planet were attacked. He has a flashback that shows us he was a foundling.
He then flies to another planet to find his mark. After encountering local wildlife as well as a local inhabitant, he makes his way to the encampment of the mark. It is well guarded. Before he can formulate a plan, a bounty droid attacks the stronghold. After the two decide to work together, they are able to defeat the defenses and find the mark.
Inside, their tracking locator leads them to a pod. Inside is their mark. An infant of the race of Yoda. The droid was given the bounty of dead, not alive. As the shot cuts to the droid about to kill the infant, we hear a blaster shot, and the droid falls to the ground.
That is the first episode. So while The Mandolorian has no problem returning a bounty who has a family, he apparently draws the line at killing an infant. Only time will tell if he returns him for the bounty, as his reward would be much more beskar steel.
Let me know what you thought of the first episode if you watched it.