A few days removed from the awesome The Mandalorian's Season 2 finale and it still has the entire Star Wars fandom buzzing and understandably so. Chapter 16: "The Rescue" was home to several goosebump-inducing moments and that includes the epic team-up featuring the badass women of the show — Cara Dune (Gina Carano), Fennec Shand (Ming-Na Wen), Kosta Reeves (Sasha Banks), and Bo-Katan Kryze (Katee Sackhoff).
After watching the action-packed finale, fans couldn't help but point out the similarity of The Mandalorian's female team-up scene to Avengers: Endgame's "divisive" Women of Marvel sequence which rubbed a lot of people the wrong way. The only difference is, people were genuinely pleased with how Jon Favreau, Dave Filoni, and Peyton Reed handled the scene. Check out some of the reactions here:
The “female empowerment” scene in the Mando season 2 finale was WAAAAY better than the one in Endgame. The one in Endgame was super forced and could’ve easily been written out or written with different characters entirely but in the Mandalorian it didn’t feel forced and it worked— Rampaging Elephant (@rampagelephant) December 21, 2020
I love that The Mandalorian’s group of soldiers are basically all female. They kick ass and it doesn’t feel like pandering. It is simply badass characters being badass, and they happen to be female.— Colin (@duckisgod) December 18, 2020
I think we need more scenes like that and less scenes like Avengers: Endgame...
I love how I’m the last episode of mandalorian season 2 they made an all female team and I didn’t feel forced unlike avengers endgame, where they tried so hard to look badass and shit and it just felt weird. Where as here you barely even noticed it #Mandalorian @themandalorian— CanadianPingFTW (@CanadianPingFTW) December 18, 2020
One major thing that I love from the season of the mandalorian is that they managed to put together a team of badass female fighters without it seeming so contrived as it did in the last avengers movie. @themandalorian @disneyplus @Marvel— Dan Verley (@DanVerley) December 19, 2020
The #Mandalorian finale is doing strong female team work right! Avengers, take note— Agathe Boulous (@agathe_boulous) December 18, 2020
The Mandalorian was great! Epic even. That ending had it all. Even the all female scenes blew Avengers: End Game scene outta the water. Kinda sad it’s over. Let’s see what the Book Of Bobba Fett brings. #mandalorianfinale #ThisIsTheWay— Albert (@albert12nunez) December 19, 2020
Star Wars did it right. SO much more organic than Endgame, which is how it should’ve been. The only thing I think was forced was randomly getting rid of the male Mandalorian that ran with Bo Katan. Where’d he go? Did he get kicked out solely so there could be female-only scenes? pic.twitter.com/59HUiSalLk— Jacob (@Jacob__Crab) December 19, 2020
I think what I like best about this season of the Mandalorian is that you have so many badass female characters and none of their battle scenes seem pandering.— morethansarcasm (@morethansarcasm) December 20, 2020
I'm not gonna lie, seeing Cara, Fennec, Kosta, and Bo-Katan join forces in the finale was pretty dope and it sure erased the bitter taste Avengers: Endgame's A-Force scene left in my mouth. Now, I'm pretty sure the creative minds behind The Mandalorian made sure not to repeat the same mistakes the Marvel Studios blockbuster committed and the pay-off was absolutely fantastic. It actually makes me wish that we'll get to see more of them in future seasons of the show. Heck, I'd even be down to witnessing an all-female spin-off starring all four of them.
All episodes of The Mandalorian Season 2 are available via Disney+. Meanwhile, Fennec Shand will return in The Book of Boba Fett, set for release in late 2021.
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