‘The Mandalorian’ Review: Episode 4 Is a Familiar but Fun Adventure

Published on Dec 04, 2019

‘The Mandalorian’ Review: Episode 4 Is a Familiar but Fun Adventure

[Editor’s note: The following review contains spoilers for “The Mandalorian” Episode 4, “Chapter 4: Sanctuary.”]

It’s becoming pretty easy to predict how “The Mandalorian” plays out: The titular protagonist finds a new unlikely ally — this time it’s the no-nonsense but easily likable merc Cara Dune (Gina Carano) — and Baby Yoda does some cute stuff that set the internet on fire for another week. There are action sequences with lasers and explosions. It’s like the “Star Wars” movies, just on a smaller screen and with a shorter runtime.

Though it’s never groundbreaking or otherwise containing subversive thrills that will win over those who are apathetic towards the franchise, “The Mandalorian” is unarguably well-polished, perfectly enjoyable sci-fi entertainment with a “Star Wars” paint job. For the vast majority of viewers, that is probably more than enough.

Where “Chapter 4: Sanctuary” differs from the series’ preceding episodes is its dialogue, which is plentiful. This is the wordiest episode of “The Mandalorian” yet,

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Author: Tyler Hersko