posted on Dec, 27 2019 @ 11:20 AM
With the entirety of the first season finally done and watched...
I really enjoyed it. It scratched an itch for me that I wasn't even consciously aware I had... A return to the overall tone of the original Star Wars
I'm having a difficult time articulating my thoughts here, but those original stories left a lot unsaid and unexplained. The characters didn't get (
or need ) much backstory - if any at all. Some things were ultimately fleshed out ( Luke and Vader for example ). Others were hinted at ( Obi Wan's
backstory ). Some we were simply left to wonder about ( WTF is a Wookie? Who the Hell was Han - really - and where did he come from? Etc ).
In 2019 movies don't trust us enough, any more, to leave things unexplained or ambiguous. If Episode 4 were made today we'd learn that Luke was
Vader's son, that Vader was actually a former Jedi named Anakin who fell due to love and fear and that Han was a lovable scoundrel who'd act tough but
will always come through... And we'd know these things in the first 2 minutes.
The Mandalorian played out in that old way. It let us wonder and only filled in blanks when and where necessary. IMO just often enough to pay off with
a few fleeting moments of true joy over small revelations.
Good stuff. Simple story told with moments of scifi awe and spectacle, enough camp to cause a smile or two every soo often and without trying to shove
all of the lore down ones throat.