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Star Wars 'Andor' Reactions Are Here, And Critics Are Unanimous

Star Wars 'Andor' Reactions Are Here, And Critics Are Unanimous

Critics have shared their first impressions of Andor, and it sounds like Star Wars fans have a lot to look forward to.

Not to alarm anyone, but it’s only five days to go until the premiere of Andor. The 12-episode Disney+ series, which follows the tale of Cassian Andor (Diego Luna) as he “embarks on a path to turn him into a rebel hero”, will be kicking off with a three episode bonanza on 21 September. Ahead of that though, critics have finally shared their first impressions, and it’s all looking very promising. 

Take a look at the trailer for Andor right here.

The Direct’s Sam Hargrave applauded the uniqueness of the series as well as its visuals: “Andor is the biggest departure from the Star Wars formula yet and it thrives for it! It's a dark and mature story of the start of the Rebellion - one that may not appeal to all fans. The scope and practical visuals are immense, perhaps the best-looking Disney+ original yet!”

Brad Whipple, creator and host of the Friends of the Force podcast, shared similar thoughts: “Andor blew away my expectations. It’s extremely cinematic, ambitious, unafraid to take risks,” he wrote. “It keeps the characters at the forefront with a slower pace. It’s easy to inhabit their mindsets. The final moments of episode three had me in tears. Just in awe.”

Meanwhile, Alden Diaz, host of the Star Wars podcast Ahch-To Radio, highlighted the show’s powerful and raw political messaging: “I’m absolutely blown away by the audacity of Andor. We often have to say ‘Star Wars has always been political’ to counter people who would deny that fact,” he said. “Well this show is actively angry at the people denying it. Audacious, timely, raw, [and] exceedingly thoughtful. Powerful work.”

How about that? Here at GAMINGbible, we’re also in total agreement with the show’s praise - in our first impressions, we commended the show’s “incredible performances, exquisitely detailed sets, and a plot that’ll grip you instantly”, describing it as “peak Star Wars”. 

Featured Image Credit: Disney, Lucasfilm

Topics: Star Wars, Disney, TV And Film