The first episode, chapter 9, from the second season of ‘The Mandalorian’ is now available to stream globally on Disney+.
Unsurprisingly, critics are loving the first episode which currently holds a 93% critical rating on Rotten Tomatoes. Check out some review highlights below.
ATTENTION: SOME OF THE QUOTES BELOW CONTAIN SPOILERS.
[The Mandalorian] proves with one of its best episodes yet that it still has a lot of flair, inspiration, and jetpack fuel to go around. RogerEbert.com
The series isn’t going to succeed until it stops being “that Star Wars show” and starts coming into its own. USA Today
“The Marshal” doesn’t feel long. There are probably some spots that could have been tightened up, but on the whole it was very much of a piece with how the show worked so well a year ago. Rolling Stone
Full of nods to the established source material while further expanding the universe with the addition of at least one character destined for longtime fan favorite status. Lyles’ Movie Files
Delivers all the action, adventure, and charm we’ve come to expect from the series, though we hope we get more invention than familiarity in the episodes to come. ComicBook.com
Chapter 9 resembled a blend of the mostly monster-of-the-week episodes in the middle of last season, which didn’t shed a lot of light on the overarching plot… The Ringer
It was a slow burn, so that by the time the moment finally comes, it’s something we’ve been anticipating and not a sudden sharp turn left. The Week
Hopefully, Favreau and Co. continue to experiment and open up this universe. ‘The Marshal’ celebrates what you love about ‘Star Wars’ and makes you love it more. It provides more understanding of what we’ve seen and who we thought we knew. Fresh Fiction
They also do a very impressive job bringing it to life. Effects on action and sci-fi television series have traditionally lagged behind action and sci-fi movies. ScreenCrush
It’s such a simple premise and it’s been done more times than we can count, but in this age of convoluted storytelling and “It’s really a 10-hour movie” seasons of television, it feels fresh and, in its own way, kind of revolutionary. Tom & Lorenzo