A second season that does not disappoint
The episodes of the second season of The Mandalorian and the Disney series does not disappoint. If his first installment, released last year, convinced all kinds of audiences, with this second he is only reaffirming that the idea of Jon favreau, its creator and showrunner, not only came at a crucial moment (the launch of a new platform, Disney +, and widespread discontent with the end of the Skywalker Saga); they also have sufficient entity to maintain quality and that touch that made her a topic of conversation on social networks during the last part of 2019.
The cards he played with were very attractive – isn’t anything that has to do with Star wars? – but the bar was too high. As we pointed out, many fans have been disappointed by how events have happened in the last films of the saga (especially the last one), so it was also risky to appear with a TV series before such a scenario of general discontent.
But The Mandalorian has been the balm that Star Wars needed. The production returns to that essence that conquered us so much in the first films, it is agile, entertaining and has characters that you hook (especially our Baby Yoda, which we have talked about ad nauseam). Its quality was demonstrated in its first season, with 8 episodes, and now it remains in a second that seems to be giving more than ever to talk.
In each premiere there is something to comment, details to bring to light and connections to put in context, such as the one confirmed in episode 3 related to an emotional tribute to the film Apollo 13.
The Apollo 13 and The Mandalorian connection
Maybe you didn’t notice or maybe you felt the scene was vaguely familiar. We refer to the moment when Mando tries to enter Trask’s atmosphere with his ship Razor Crest. In doing so, it is engulfed in flames in the same way that the Apollo 13 spacecraft did in the movie. Can you see her similarity of both scenes in the following tweet:
Like father, like daughter! @BryceDHoward, don’t think I didn’t catch that awesome homage paid to your dad! Considering that Apollo 13 is my favorite-favorite movie, I caught it right away! 🤩 @themandalorian I know I can’t be the only one who geeked over this! #TheMandolorian pic.twitter.com/GQwokapkM9
– 😷 Lucia Briones 😷 (@ Lucybri83) November 13, 2020
The plans, the burning ship, the heat inside the cockpit … this clear tribute to the mythical film directed by Ron Howard has been confirmed by herself director of episode 3, Bryce Dalla Howard. Wait, same last names? Bingo. Turns out that Bryce is Ron’s daughter and with this chapter the perfect opportunity to introduce an easter egg in the series as a tribute to the tape that his father made.
After the parallelism was published on social networks, the director did not hesitate to answer, pointing out that indeed the similarity was intentional. An emotional way to wink at his father, a two-time Oscar winner (though not for Apollo 13 but An amazing mind) that will always remain for posterity.
Did you also notice the tribute?