The Mandalorian carrying Baby Yoda


The Mandalorian carrying Baby Yoda

The most obvious, and endearing, has no name and does not even speak. It is half a century old, in spite of looking like a newborn baby, green, with pointed ears and that already familiar friar's robe. His viral tenderness has been enough to eclipse the protagonist of "The Mandalorian", played by Pedro Pascal, who simply calls him "The Boy", although the rest of the world has preferred to baptize him as Baby Yoda, because of his evident resemblance to the Jedi Master who instructed Luke Skywalker in the avatars of the Force on the planet of Dagobah.

The potential of this character who has conquered the camera is not limited to guaranteed merchandising, but his appearance reinforces the mystery that has always flown over the Star Wars saga, where the Midichlorians have taken root at will in the most disparate characters. Is this being of Master Yoda's family, who joined the Force after meeting Leia's brother at the beginning of "The Return of the Jedi"? Does the Force act through him as it did in its predecessor?

In spite of the protagonist's binomial, his space travels and his close relationship creating the best wallpapers ever, "The Mandalorian" is a choral series, with great unpublished and circumstantial characters that fulfill specific missions without the need to look at themselves in the mirror of others who have not yet set up. And perhaps their ephemeral but timely life is precisely their greatest asset, avoiding the trap into which the film saga fell.

The original soundtrack, indebted to John Williams' but innovative, and the credits deserve a special mention, a luxury that stands out from the films and is worth framing as the best of the vignettes.