Andy Serkis finally triumphantly returns to the Star Wars universe thanks to the latest episode of Andor. The famous cap actor appeared without CGI makeup in episode 8, “Narkina 5As a floor manager at the Cassian factory prison, where he gets to play a much more interesting and terrifying character than the character in his sequel trilogy, The Dark Leader. High Snoke, used to be.
Serkis character in Andor Episode 8 titled Kino Loy. Even though he was a prisoner of the Empire, Kino made it clear which faction he belonged to. The Royal Guards gave him authority over the prisoners on his factory floor, and he ran that floor with steady efficiency and a seemingly real passion for the ruthless work is overseeing the various manufacturing assembly lines and making sure no one slacks off even a second – lest he have to use the facility’s electric torture floors.
Kino is another obvious example of one of the AndorMotivated Idea: The way the Empire wins is by turning its enemies against each other. In another life, Kino might have been one of Rebellion’s most ardent defenders and generals. He’s smart, efficient, calculating, and clearly ready to accomplish his goals no matter what – besides, thanks to Serkis, he’s absolutely brilliant. All of these are characteristics that Rebels award and we know their efforts are desperately needed. But instead, Kino works for a few dozen prisoners to the bone in one of the hundreds of floors of the unnamed factory Narkina 5, which produces the tiny gears that help the Empire’s galactic-crushing regime. work. It was all just another lever of control for the Empire.
But Kino’s character is a microcosm of some Andorthe best and smartest ideasit’s also a perfect contrast in its quality to Disney’s trilogy of sequels, where Serkis ostensibly plays the main villain.
Almost three years after its release The Rise of Skywalker and almost seven after its release Divine Power Awakens, we’re far enough to admit that the sequel trilogy was a bit of a disaster. Without explaining all the specifics of what works and what doesn’t – a conversation worth dying for later Skywalkerreleased – it seems fair to say that Supreme Leader Snoke has bad all around.
Despite Serkis’ best efforts in capturing character performance and voice acting, Snoke still looks like an addition to the Star Wars expansion universe straight from a fiction novel. mid-2000s. He’s a bland, all-too-human alien with no scary set-up, other than a very tall hologram and a boring, unmotivated puppet, even before when he is revealed to be a true unmotivated puppet.
But for all the problems Snoke caused to the plot of the sequel trilogy, it was kind of Andor to point out that the character is also someone who doesn’t like the kind of simmering threat that Serkis can handle all by himself. Thankfully, the best Star Wars entry in years is here to give Serkis the second chance he deserves.