TV Show – “Andor” Is The Best Star Wars TV Show, And It Works (Finally)

For years, I hoped that Lucasfilm and its parent company Disney would allow the 45-year-old Star Wars franchise to start in new, creative directions. Of course, we had a gritty war movie with Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, and I think that value has sometimes gone too far in the way of humor in the last half century. But I would really like to see a Star Wars horror film or a film noir-style outing (one of the recent Marvel comic books successfully explored this territory in A Galaxy Far, Far Away).

However, one thing I didn’t think about along the way was the idea of ​​someone making a Star Wars game. Of course, it seems a little different when you first think about it, but with the new Disney + live-action series. Star Wars: Andor (viewing the Rogue One The character of Cassian Andor, once again played by the talented actor Diego Luna), Tony Gilroy shows the show that it’s really possible, but it’s a delicate balancing act to pull off.

Gilroy is known for his rewriting and reimagining of Rogue Oneand if those contributions helped the film become a huge success, then Lucasfilm certainly recognizes that achievement by giving the Michael Clayton The cartoonist in his latest miniature adventure in the beloved world created by George Lucas. Andor Time rewinds five years from now Rogue One and has the title character living in a backwater business world called Ferrix, where he lives with his stepmother (actress Fiona Shaw from the Harry Potter movies), works in a dungeon, and spends his free time spitting in the Emperor’s face and searching for his long-lost sister. But when Cassian secretly finds him in a highly scrutinized corporate world under the Imperial bureaucratic thumb, he sets in motion events that will change his life forever.

That, in a nutshell, is the idea for the first part of Andor, to finish my first reply I thought it was well built but felt very uncomfortable. But by the time I finished the third paragraph, I had a better idea of ​​what Gilroy was going for here: Andor coming as if it were written in arcs, with the first three parts included in the beginning, middle, and end of the flight area. Then, the fourth part begins the second half (and ends in a sudden way similar to the first ending). In fact, if I had to guess, I would say that Gilroy conceived this season as four small films divided into twelve. It’s a frustrating way to create a television show, but if you can ignore the end credits every 35-45 minutes, I think it ends up being better overall. when released in its entirety. (Note: I wrote this review before Disney+ announced the delay Andorthe release schedule and the fact that the first three episodes will drop tomorrow. For the reasons stated above, it made sense to me when they did.)

Even though I was kidnapped on the way Andor divided into parts, I was very pleased with how different the original level felt by this series from everything that came in this franchise before. I would go so far as to say that there are many lengths of Andor and I almost forgot I was watching Star Wars– and I mean that in the best way. There are entire scenes made up of hilarious conversations between two people that go on for minutes at a time – something you see in my favorite dramas of the Golden Age of television. Poisonous medicine or otherwise Gender identity– then one of the characters say hyperspace or say “caf” instead of “coffee” and you will know that this show is set in the same world Return of the Jedi. Sure, there’s an explosion here and there and the characters pull out a blaster when needed, but these moments of action anchor the game rather than monopolizing screen time. As a crazy character Tony Gilroy was allowed to get away with this idea, measured, and a large part of me is hoping that experimenting with his ideas will allow Star Wars to continue what he has. it has been done many times before.

Later episodes include characters like a mysterious stranger who comes to town (played by Stellan Skarsgård of Thor famous), a cop in the book with a vengeance against Cassian (Kyle Soller from Anna Karenina), and the enigmatic Rebel Alliance leader Mon Mothma (Genevieve O’Reilly, reprising her role from Rogue One a Star Wars: Episode III – Revenge of the Sith). These characters are slowly introduced with great care, and as the show progresses you can tell – or hope – that Gilroy is building something big. Iecaianoaaiiuo of Andor performed in a large physical setting, opting to use the StageCraft technology that created The Mandalorian it can, and the filmmakers are using it in the UK cinema where it is made, sometimes exploring natural aspects of the real world. I was allowed access to viewers in the first four episodes of Andorand— despite my reservations about the house I saw above—most of them made me very excited to see what was to come, and very thankful that we had been there for a year. where Star Wars can spread its wings and find new ways to explore the galaxy.

Star Wars: Andor will be available to stream tomorrow, September 21st, exclusively on Disney+.

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