Yes, Baby Yoda remains as cute as ever, but more importantly, the show’s titular anti-hero will do what’s right when the time is right, but isn’t afraid of grey areas in other circumstances. In those moments, The Mandalorian is at its boldest and most fascinating.
If this involves a little too much recycling of the series’ own tropes – the narrative is a supersized remake of season one’s second episode – that doesn’t matter much when the special effects are so impressive and when Olyphant’s naughty cheek is such a good odd-couple fit with the deadpan monomania of Pedro Pascal, who continues to give his lead performance its nuance without the use of any facial expressions.
Despite a panoply of familiar Mandalorian ingredients – countless Star Wars nods, plot twists, and, of course, Ludwig Göransson’s Emmy-winning score, used less sparingly here than in season one – “The Marshal” fails to congeal them into something greater. When it comes to washing Rise of Skywalker’s taste from our mouths, however, The Mandalorian is the perfect Listerine.
The Mandalorian is getting a bit hard to watch. A tosser side mission episode once in a while can be forgiven but four in a row?!? The acting is poor, the story is stalling hard and baby Yoda's cuteness factor isn't going to carry this show for much longer. Get on with it already.
It`s beyond me how Season 2 of the Mandalorian has received a 7.9 score. The script is terrible, the acting is abysmall, at times I feel uncomfortable watching the actors even try. I don`t know who was in charge of casting but there is not a single actor in this movie that corresponds to the Star Wars lore. FX effects are on point but there is no way this can compensate for a flat, predictible script. There is nothing from George Lucas`s universe in this movie. Absolute disaster.