The Mandalorian Episode 4 Review: Boom Mic In The Sanctuary
Were we mistaken to think that The Mandalorian by Disney+ would contain an absolute blaster-action the way we saw in the first episode? Watching Episode 4 we think all of that action will simply not be the case to revolve the show around. Directed by Bryce Dallas Howard, and created by Jon Favreau, we now link the show to a different style. Before we proceed with the review of Episode 4 of The Mandalorian, here’s a question: Did any of you guys notice the misplaced boom mic? The one right in front of Pedro Pascal’s “Mando”?
The Misplaced Boom Mic
Let’s go about it swiftly!
Did we all see that Starbucks coffee cup in Game of Thrones season 8? Well, The Mandalorian met a similar production error on Episode 4. It comes during a close hearty conversation trying to spark between Omera and the Mandalorian. Standing inside his hut, Omera asks Mando about his past. At the exact time of 16:38, we see a boom mic present in the background above. You have to look twice, maybe even turn up your device brightness to see it, but it is quite evident!
If you still can’t see the mic, that’s okay. Let’s move on to the review!
The Mandalorian Episode 4 Confirms One Episode Appearances
The Mandalorian keeps proving how it is different from the original movie series by George Lucas. The show continues to offer calmness to an otherwise galaxy full of war, terror, and rebellion. IGN supports this claim by describing that the show “fills out the quieter gaps in understanding of the Star Wars universe.” The show talks about other planets, their troubles and focuses more on the two main characters, Pedro Pascal’s “Mando” and his son… (wait for what?) I mean, baby Yoda of course!
However, what we are noticing is that perhaps the supporting characters will have more of a come-and-go sort of role. Gina Carano as Cara Dune is one example, then there is Carl Weathers as Greef Karga. Amongst all this, notice how the Disney+ show stays loyal to its trend of making bad guys wear intimidating and daunting clothes? Perhaps the budget goes more to the CGI involved. But, really?
With just a single shot of AT-ST and mostly close up shots of battle, the bangs and explosions were mainly kept in the background. Blurring them in the field of depth, the war scene significantly felt as if the budget was kept in control.
Mando’s Background Updated!
Fortunately for us, Pedro Pascal’s The Mandalorian’s Episode 4 delivers not on the CGI and budget, but the story itself. We now know [spoiler ahead] that the bounty hunter was not born into the Mandalorian family. He was merely adopted and raised as one of their own. Moreover, if a Mandalorian takes off their helmet, they can never wear them back again. As refreshing as it sounds, it’s a huge deal for the ruthless, largely mysterious clan of bounty hunters!
Episode 4 of The Mandalorian is proof that planet-hopping will continue for the time being and we will get to see more characters in the show. The show doesn’t want to settle or become peaceful. Perhaps even, do something about the tracker placed on the baby Yoda. The Disney+ show prefers cutting down on visual corners and supporting characters’ backgrounds. But, we review that the show lifts in the main storyline. Let’s see where will Mando and The Child land next!