There is definitely been no scarcity of “Star Wars” references in Steven Spielberg’s movies, most notably in “E.T” the place a costumed trick-or-treater dressed as Yoda walks by the body as E.T. waddles as much as them shouting “House!” Identical to most youngsters within the early Nineteen Eighties, Elliott’s room is crammed with “Star Wars” motion figures, together with Greedo, a TIE Fighter, an X-Wing, and Han Solo’s blaster. George Lucas returned the favor in “The Phantom Menace” with a lightening fast cameo of a Senate pod stuffed with Spielberg’s extra-terrestrials.
Now, it seems that there might have been a direct reference to “Jaws” in the course of the climax of this week’s episode of “The Mandalorian.” As Captain Carson Teva X-Wing approaches, the ship’s highlight drags throughout the outer hull of the derelict shuttle. It could be unintentional, however the sequence appears identical to the scene early on in “Jaws” the place Matt Hooper’s (Richard Dreyfuss) analysis vessel discovers poor Ben Gardner’s deserted boat. When the our bodies are revealed in “Chapter 21: The Pirate,” they arrive out of the darkness into the sunshine identical to Ben Gardner’s eyeless head in “Jaws.”
There are some severe horror vibes taking place in each scenes, displaying that “Star Wars” can nonetheless discover a number of the scarier features of the galaxy to include somewhat extra thriller and intrigue. Including that form of ominous environment additionally makes Moff Gideon appear much more menacing and formidable if (or, somewhat, when) he ultimately reappears. And the callback to one among the extra scary scenes in Spielberg’s filmography makes it all of the extra enjoyable to maintain monitor of those refined references, whether or not they’re intentional or not.
New episodes of “The Mandalorian” premiere Wednesdays on Disney+.