Wednesday, January 8, 2020

The Mandalorian - Sanctuary

In one of the weaker episodes of The Mandalorian's First Season, and oddly enough the only one that got its own LEGO set, the Mandalorian (Pedro Pascal) and the Child attempt to hide out on Sorgan from those hunting them after breaking his contract with the Imperials and rescuing the 50 year-old infant from their secret laboratory. "Sanctuary" features a truncated Seven Samurai plot of the Mandalorian and his new pal former Rebel Alliance Shock trooper Cara Dune (Gina Carano) take too little money to protect an isolated village from bandits with an AT-ST. The army the pair put together is laughable, but the fight sequence at the end still works well enough.

Memorable moments from the Child include it eating a frog, standing around eating soup during Mando an Cara's meet-cute, and playing with the control console of the ship (in a goofy sequence that makes you wonder if the kid isn't a bit... slow). Mando's time in the village works to confirm a bit more about his past alluded to earlier in the season about how he became a Mandalorian. The episode ends with one of the more perplexing aspects of the show (which is never properly addressed) in just how the trackers that the bounty hunters use work. It seems like any bounty hunter can track down anyone across the known universe with relative ease (and, if so, why didn't Darth Vader use this tech to find Kenobi, or Luke, or any of the Rebels?).

No comments: