The Mandalorian - Season 2 Content Review

The Mandalorian - Season 2 Content Review -  Picture of The Mandalorian Din Djarin and the Child Grogu looking at each other

Sometimes a few spoilers are necessary to properly discuss the content of the movie
In season two the Mandalorian is on a quest to return the Child back to his own kind, the Jedi.  This review will cover Season 2 and highlight any potential concerns that parents may have when considering whether it's appropriate for their kids to watch.

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Required Star Wars Knowledge

Watching Season 1 before jumping into Season 2 is helpful, but not required.  Since we learn that The Mandalorian's name is Din Djarin at the end of Season 1, for clarity's sake I'll be referring to him as Din Djarin during this review.

In Season 1 a basic understanding of the government in the Star Wars universe helps the story make a little more sense; but in Season 2 things will be confusing if you don't know the following basic information:

The Mandalorian takes place after rebels overthrew the Galactic Empire (aka after the movie Star Wars Episode 6: Return of the Jedi).  The Galactic Empire was a tyrannical dictatorship that ruled by fear and violence; their troops wore white armor and were called storm troopers.  The government before the Galactic Empire was called the Republic, and the current government is called the New Republic.  The farther away you get from the center of the galaxy, the less likely the government is to be around, and therefore the more lawless a place is.

The Mandalorian - Season 2 Content Review - Picture of The Mandalorian Din Djarin and The Child Grogu riding on a speeder bike

What to Expect in Every Episode

Just like with Season 1, there's a lot of violence.  Gunfights, fist fighting, stabbings, and death are common.  Typically there's no gore associated with humans and human-like aliens, it's mostly just smoking blaster marks or knives stuck in them; but occasionally an animal or droid is shown more gruesomely destroyed.

An occasional swear word and presumably alcoholic beverages.

Different alien races, some of which may be frighting to small children; although there's less than in Season 1.

While Din Djarin talks more than in Season 1, he still uses a lot subtle body language.  In Season 2 the Child is in more scenes and he still doesn't speak, but his body language is easier to understand than in Season 1.

Increasingly more talk of Din Djarin's Mandalorian religion and the Child's Jedi religion; including the Child occasionally using his powers in increasingly grander ways.

Intense dire circumstances with impossible odds, strong foes, compromises/deals, and morally grey situations; all a degree higher than in Season 1.

Content by Chapter

In addition to the things listed above, here's any extra potentially objectionable content in each episode.  Note: Season 1 had 8 "chapters", so episode 1 of Season 2 is called "Chapter 9".

The Mandalorian - Season 2 - Chapter 9 - Picture of the massive Krayt Dragon

Chapter 9

In the opening scene Din Djarin hangs an alien in the air, shoots out a street light, and walks away.  Numerous scary creatures emerge from the darkness, shown only by their red eyes and wolf-like growls, and proceed to devour the alien alive amidst his screams.  

Din Djarin and a bunch of others battle a massive scary creature (see picture above).  If you're familiar with any Tremors movies, it's kind of like a graboid that is large enough to eat an elephant.  Its exposed flesh is later shown being harvested for meat.


The Mandalorian - Season 2 - Chapter 10 - Picture of the Mandalorian Din Djarin buring a bunch of spiders with his flamethrower

Chapter 10

The Child is held at knife point.  There's a LOT of hostile spiders, including one large enough to eat people.


The Mandalorian - Season 2 - Chapter 11 - Picure of the Mandalorian Din Djarin holding the Child Grogu next to two other Mandalorians

Chapter 11

The Child is nearly drowned.  An officer kills his crew and then commits suicide.


The Mandalorian - Season 2 - Chapter 12 - Picture of the Mandalorian Din Djarin holding the Child Grogu in the presence of Greef Karga

Chapter 12

A lab conducting cloning and/or mutation experiments is discovered.


The Mandalorian - Season 2 - Chapter 13 - Picture of the Mandalorian Din Djarin fighting with Jedi Ashoka Tano

Chapter 13

Civilians that displease a dictator are placed on narrow pedestals where they must stand perfectly still or they get painfully shocked.  The Child communicates with his mind, and his powers are discussed in several scenes.  The Child's name is revealed, and it's not as cool as the "baby Yoda" nickname he has acquired on social media.


The Mandalorian - Season 2 - Chapter 14 - Picture of the Child Grogu surrounded by the Force and beside the Mandalorian Din Djarin

Chapter 14

The Child enters a trance and is surrounded by a force field.  Storm troopers are smashed soo brutally hard in melee combat that their armor breaks.  Din Djarin experiences great sadness after the Child is captured and his ship is decimated.


The Mandalorian - Season 2 - Chapter 15 - Picture of the Mandalorian Din Djarin standing next to Boba Fett

Chapter 15

There's a lot of philosophical discussion around one's values.  Are they different from others, will people abandon them when times get hard, is the government's values good for the individual, etc.  The questions presented are mostly left unanswered; although it's understood that the character believes people are more similar than they are different, and that the individual is more important that the government.


The Mandalorian - Season 2 - Chapter 16 - Picture of the Mandalorian Din Djarin blocking the Dark Saber

Chapter 16

This is a jailbreak type episode, as well as the final episode of the season, so it's more intense than usual.  Characters are held hostage with guns/knives to their heads.  A pilot kills his co-pilot.  There's a lot of violent Jedi fighting vs droids.

The Mandalorian - Season 2 Content Review -  Picture of The Mandalorian Din Djarin and the Child Grogu looking at each other


The Mandalorian continues to be an excellent series; however, just like with Season 1, violence is the major obstacle that keeps children from watching it.  Fortunately, once children (or more likely teens) are able to handle the violence, they're probably able to handle any of the other questionable content.

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