Disney+ Launch: Despite 'Mandalorian' Hype, Legacy Content Is King

Disney+ Launch: Despite 'Mandalorian' Hype, Legacy Content Is King

The Mandalorian's second episode features the Jawas.

"The Mandalorian" seemed like a story about the indiscriminate murder and capture of perceived criminals. The half-hour bounty hunter-driven space adventure dropped just one episode on the streaming service to start with, and it's piqued a lot of interest and curiosity in the rest. Pedro Pascal's character is a taciturn, helmeted bounty hunter with distinct, stylish armor.

Where the premiere laid its groundwork methodically, episode 2 of The Mandalorian comes out guns blazing - giving us a clearer sense of both the titular character's identity and the show's as a whole. And we also know that cloning is very much a thing in Star Wars. Let's dive into why the entrance of this kid is so huge. But watching the Mandalorian attempting to protect this odd, vulnerable child is also created to disarm us. Tell us in the comments! Our time and our wallets are being catered to very specifically here, making sure that we feel not only like we have to keep up with these releases, but that we need to buy into the commercialism that rides alongside it. Disney and other multibillion-dollar worldwide corporations are so effectively mining our resources and brain space that people actually feel the need to passionately defend them against naysayers as a way, perhaps, to justify the time and money spent consuming their output. And as much love as he has for Rey, Boyega is firmly Team Anakin , tweeting earlier this month: "I'm sorry guys but Anakin slapping all of us in a pit of lava". This time we get to see the end result, though, and the alien is cut in half.

He has no name - he's just "The Mandalorian". Before the droid can kill the adorable green creature, The Mandalorian takes the droid out. I figure if you're trying to avoid spoilers and just find out if this show is worth your time, you'll just stick to my original Mandalorian Episode One review.

What journey could possibly await the baby in The Mandalorian? The first episode, "Chapter 1", ended with a quite a surprise. Did Yoda have a baby? Nick Nolte's accommodating Kuill also adds an interesting dynamic in his return appearance, as we realize that the Ugnaught is a low-key Mandalorian fanboy who's basically counting on Mando to live up to all the legends he's heard about the warrior tribe and is content to keep testing his prowess.

Truly a brutal moment and we get to see what it is like having a protagonist that does not abide by the same honor system as the Jedi heroes we have grown so accustomed to.

That said, the Mandalorian is desperate for cash.

We know that Yoda (and presumably his entire species) are chock full of Midochlorians, those wonderful little things that indicate Force sensitivity.

Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker hits theaters on December 19, 2019.

Some dialogue reveals old mate is literally old mate - 50-years-old mate, to be precise - and that his species doesn't age like others. "Perhaps it could live many centuries". And if it does not, there is another trilogy in the works, directed by Rian Johnson. Until this point, Yoda was generally believed to be the last of his species. And so it should, too, because The Rise Of Skywalker is the ninth and final film of the Skywalker saga, which began all the way back in 1977 with Star Wars: A New Hope.

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