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The Mandalorian shows why Star Wars should be smaller

Source: https://www.theverge.com/2019/12/28/21040309/the-mandalorian-finale-review-star-wars-trilogy-skywalker

The Mandalorian shows why Star Wars should be smaller

Two months ago, just before The Mandalorian was about to premiere on Disney+, I made a joke to some friends: wouldn’t it be funny if this show was better than Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker? I thought it was unlikely, but possible: ending a trilogy well is hard, and The Mandalorian didn’t have nearly as many expectations riding on it. Eight weeks later and The Rise of Skywalker is out, a very profitable hot mess, and The Mandalorian concludes its first season with a finale that doesn’t try for much, but also rocks. It is, surprisingly, the better Star War.

(Very mild spoilers to follow.)

Most of the reasons why I like The Mandalorian boil down to restraint: It’s full of…

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Source: https://www.theverge.com/2019/12/28/21040309/the-mandalorian-finale-review-star-wars-trilogy-skywalker

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