Star Wars Strikes Back With ‘Andor’ (No Spoilers)

A no spoiler review

The newest addition to the Star Wars line-up has kicked off with a 3-episode premiere. Andor dives into the life of Cassian Andor, the Rebel who heroically died on Scariff to get the Death Star plans to the Rebellion. Now, we’ll see what sparked his passion for the Rebellion and his drive to save the Galaxy. 

The show takes a different approach to the usual hero’s journey we’ve seen in the franchise. This new, darker approach will explore the underground, the nitty-gritty of those who must hide in the shadows, and the struggle the Galaxy feels as the Empire tightens its grip. 

The series starts just as dark as promised. Following that, it leads to some important story-telling. Some points may feel a bit slow, but that is because it’s setting up the foundation for the series. The set-up hints toward a lot of exciting action, a deep exploration into the Andor’s life, and galactic politics. Because would it really be Star Wars without politics?

Overall, the show feels promising. It already feels like a well-written story. It will explore a few different avenues that help to expand the already well-known universe. The set details are excellent; it all looks life-like and accurate. Rather than a cheaper approach or the overdone VFX screens, the overall feel is immersive. 

Cassian Andor (Diego Luna) in Lucasfilm’s Andor

Many of the characters introduced are compelling and fit into this darker period in Star Wars. From the main character to the officers in the Empire, the casting crew had done their jobs well. 

This new approach that strays away from the Jedi, lightsabers, and the Force, will show Cassian doing what he can to wear down the Empire and slow its progression. We will remain in the shadows alongside this thief turned into a Rebel spy. 

What are your thoughts on this new series? Did you enjoy the first episode? Are you excited to see more? Comment below or on the Facebook page! 

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