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Under director Bryce Dallas Howard's deft guidance, "Sanctuary" scales down on big action-set pieces to find intimate character moments, exposing a deeper sense of humanity underneath The Mandalorian's metal suit.
Regardless, you'll still be hard-pressed to find even casual "Star Wars" fans who aren't eager to see how this all turns out. "The Mandalorian" is still playing things safe, but that doesn't mean it isn't a consistently enjoyable affair.
Following an intriguing build up in the overall narrative in the first three chapters, "Sanctuary" is a solid but standalone instalment with a distinctly Kurosawa influence.
An episode that reminds us why we like the adventure genre so much, and how much fun we normally have with 'Star Wars'. [Full Review in Spanish]
By shrinking the scope of the conflict, "Sanctuary" conveys just how scary a solitary AT-ST can be.
You're not going to find anything new or unique from this episode in terms of the story or the plot. But three major moments stand out in the episode and it might be one of the most memorable in the show's early running.
"Chapter 4: Sanctuary" is the kind of episode that doesn't really get made anymore. While the episode does also draw heavily from Akira Kurosawa's Seven Samurai, it harkens back to a simpler time for television.
'Sanctuary' was surprisingly introspective and did a nice job providing insight into Mando's mindset.
An episodic episode like this I can roll with better if we have like, 24 episodes a season. Maybe 12? But when you're rolling on 8? You kind of need it all to be core story... It did feel a bit more filler than I would have liked.
It feels like a respite before this season's 'storm'. [Full review in Spanish]
Did... did the Mandalorian just find his ride-or-die?
For someone who finds campy, nostalgic charm in the Ewok movies, this didn't rub me the wrong way, in fact it brought a smile to my face. And if Star Wars isn't bringing a smile to our faces (or emotive tears to our eyes) why are we here?
This episode was directed by Bryce Dallas Howard and she did a fantastic job.