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Star Wars: Andor

By Polly Conway, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 13+

More mature Rogue One prequel has violence, intrigue.

TV Disney+ Drama 2022
Star Wars: Andor TV show: poster

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Community Reviews

age 14+

Based on 12 parent reviews

age 13+

Espionage Based, Gritty Star Wars Series Rising Above The Status Quo

“Andor,” starring Diego Luna as our protagonist, Cassian Andor, is a groundbreaking Star Wars series from Disney+. The Mandalorian and Obi-Wan Kenobi series set the bar high - But “Andor” just took that bar, and snapped it in half, throwing both prior series to the side. With just 3 episodes, “Andor” has not only proven it’s right to exist, but it’s right to thrive. The series is darker and grittier than your average Star Wars series. In the opening scene of Episode 1, our protagonist flirts with the owner of a bar, and is attacked by two corrupt law enforcement figures. He kills both of these law enforcement members, and gets away for some time. The series also shows a somewhat defenseless young woman getting shot by a man with a gun. Intense kissing is shown, as well as plenty of violence. “Andor” has beautiful cinematography, an amazing plot and storyline, and great writing. It is by far the best of all of the recent Star Wars series, topping even the ever popular Mandalorian serie. However, with this greatness come great maturity. The series I easily the most mature series out of all of the Star Wars series I have seen. “Andor” is an amazing addition to the Star Wars franchise!
age 13+

Slow, loses the Star Wars feel

Way to slow, but aren't most live action shows? Some people say they like the realism, but in getting more "raw and real" scenes they lost the star wars feel...there's no magic to the settings, they feel like earth. The plot moves so slowly and there are few compelling complexities. Andor himself is pretty flat, his backstory adds little. And they give us some of the most boring legal scenes yet in the franchise. The adult-oriented scenes in the first few episodes are too long and have nothing to do with plot, but will probably go over most kids' heads. Watch Rogue One instead; Diego Luna has a way better performance there.

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say (12 ):
Kids say (30 ):

This decidedly mature series takes a slow and methodical approach to its story, which may please some fans more than others. Andor himself is a complicated character, played with some restraint by Luna, but he gains sympathy through flashbacks to his childhood. It's clear that he's more than your average scammer, though he's very close to running out of favors from his usual compatriots. Families looking for a fast-paced, rip-roaring adventure won't find it here, but instead something new for the Star Wars universe.

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