The Mandalorian Part 6 Critique – The Cunning, the Brain, and the Smoky Cliché Pile.
The armored-masked bounty hunter and his tiny green ears get involved in another adventure, but is that enough to keep the attention of the fans of the series awake? It turns out from another critique of the episode.
I was looking forward to the sixth episode with a bit of mixed emotion from the adventures of the masked bounty hunter and übercukimuki’s Yoda doll. While the series is still enchanting, I already felt some tiredness and aimlessness for the previous episode, so I longed for a little proof that the totality of the individually entertaining parts is going somewhere. While we try to provide an incomplete synopsis, it is important to note the following:
Again, we’ll be spoilers from here, so keep reading to anyone who has already seen Part 6 or not bothered by such pre-crumbs of information.
And if you missed it, here are the critiques of the parts so far:
The Mandalorian Part 1
The Mandalorian Part 2
The Mandalorian Part 3
The Mandalorian Part 4
The Mandalorian Part 5
Just as episodes so far could be easily grasped as the homage of a classic series or film, so the present can be tied to a style. Here, from the very first minutes, the classic gangster genre comes to life from Ocean’s 11 to the Elements of the Cunning, the Brain and the two smoking rifle barrels. And yes, we’re starting from scratch again, here’s a whole new adventure and brand new characters (apart from Mandon and the little things, of course).
In the fancy company embarking on the mission, there’s the muscle brain, the sniper, the cold-tongue chick, and the geek (the latter in this case a droid). Stereotypical characters, but if such a team has worked in a thousand previous creations, it can work here as well. That’s pretty much what happens, comes the traitorous twist we’re used to in stories like this, then a second “unexpected” turn, and of course the sneaky, tension-provoking story lead, so that 38 minutes stops on its own again. But without the fanservice solutions of the past part related to Tatooine, the longer-term excitement factor of the series is really starting to rumble here: although the other parts are still absolutely waiting for me, next time I could flash something that will boost everything about the whole story. and conjures up the many little pieces.
The actual realization of the characters sometimes faltered: the twi’lek girl was carved a bit vampire-like in appearance and behavior, the droid was a bit like a mixture of C3PO and an oversized ant (plus, unfortunately, the man was quite “sticking out” of it), the prison ship’s security robots and they were somewhat like the TESCO-economical editions of the ridiculous combat droids of the antecedent trilogy. So somehow I also felt a little bit on the exteriors here, as I did about the story: it was now much more mediocre than the series average so far.
I’ll forgive everything if we learn something important about Baby Yoda in the next episode, maybe Mando’s background story, or finally some thread reappears that rounds out the whole season. But on the one hand, some of the spectators may not be so kind now, and on the other hand, they may not play with my patience. Even if the joke of the season was managed in this episode about the “legendary” hit accuracy of the assault squads, and we even got a gungan zigzag that popped into a history trilogy. But from now on I’d rather see the big picture, thanks.