Written by Luke Barnes
Cassian Andor, played by Diego Luna, searches for answers in the early days of the Empire.
This review will be a little different from my standard pattern, rather than review the first batch of episodes individually this will instead review them all together.
I think if you compare the first episodes of this show to Obi-Wan Kenobi or God forbid The Book Of Boba Fett then it is night and day. Where they felt cheap and low rent, with a seeming fear of anything approaching moral ambiguity, this show feels cinematic and asks some hard questions making us reflect on whether Cassian is a hero or not. In truth he is what modern Lucasfilm seems terrified of, an anti-hero.
I heard on a Youtube review on these opening episodes that some people are annoyed that within them there is no mention of the Force or of the Jedi/Sith. However, I for one think that is a great thing, I want to see what the wider Star Wars universe looks like, I am bored of the same old same old and would like to see other aspects of the Rebellion.
I also really appreciated the moody tone of these episodes with their being an almost Peaky Blinders esque feel to it at times. I think that Luna is already doing a terrific job and I can’t wait to see more from him as the series progresses.
Overall, the best thing Lucasfilm has done since The Mandalorian
The moral ambiguity
The wider Star Wars universe
It feels fresh
A bit slow in places
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