If you’re one of the thousands of former Star Wars fans who have all but given up on the franchise — especially after its “woke” makeover by the Disney crew — we don’t exactly blame you. Forget milking a dead cow — this poor animal has been beaten, eaten, regurgitated, set on fire, and milked again for good measure.
But, we watched the first few episodes of the new Disney+ series The Mandalorian, and we have to say — it isn’t nearly as bad as you might think. Sure, it doesn’t have the feel that George Lucas’ original trilogy had, but of course it doesn’t — the series will never catch up to those legendary offerings ever again. But, Disney is a corporation, and corporations want to make money. And since slapping “Star Wars” on just about anything guarantees a steady income, they’re going to keep releasing titles bearing the name of the timeless films.
One thing that’s absent from The Mandalorian is the sequel trilogy’s obsession with “wokeness.” If you watched The Force Awakens or The Last Jedi, you know exactly what we mean. The films go out of their way to not only display ethnic and gender diversity, putting aside the fact that this a space fantasy with aliens, the script writers make a point to make this diversity part of the narrative. By contrast, the Mandalorian is just a Disney ride: there’s fighting, explosions, space magic, and some more fighting for good measure. We’re not going to pretend that it’s an intellectual masterpiece, but it does break the painful pattern we’ve seen from Star Wars titles over the past few years.
This isn’t just us geeking out, either. Forbes is reporting that, after just three episodes, the show has taken the top steaming spot away from Netflix’s Stranger Things. People really like this show…
Apparently, that’s a big problem for politically correct social justice activists on the internet. One of the most infamous feminists on Twitter apparently just watched the first few episodes as well, and she had more than a few problems with it.
We’re not going to lie — the fact that this radical leftist is so upset by this is making the fact that we bought a Disney+ account much easier to justify. Here’s Tim Pool with the full story: