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REVIEW: The Book of Boba Fett

The Book of Boba Fett Review

The Book of Boba Fett begins immediately following the events of the second season of the Mandalorian. Boba (Temuera Morrison), accompanied by Fennec Shand (Ming-Na Wen), kills Bib Fortuna and takes over Jabba the Hutt’s palace. Boba claims the title of Daimyo with the intention of ruling Jabba’s territories as a benevolent leader. As expected, this does not work out, as multiple people want the position of Daimyo, including two of Jabba’s relatives. With the general chaos of the numerous claims to Jabba’s former kingdom, the Pyke Syndicate ramps up their spice trade. Boba obviously cannot let this occur, and he decides to take down the Syndicate with a ragtag bunch of friends and allies.

The Book of Boba Fett Review

The first few episodes answer the question we’ve had since Season 2 of The Mandalorian: How did Boba escape the Sarlacc? Using flashbacks, while Boba is healing in a Bacta tank, we learn about Boba’s escape from the Sarlacc, his time with the Tusken Raiders, and how he saved Shand. These episodes were my favourite, primarily because of the Tuskens. I’ve always wanted to know more background on the Tuskens and about the Dune Sea.

The Book of Boba Fett Review

I was all in until Episode 5 when the show turned into The Mandalorian Season 2.5. Apparently, Episode 5, directed by Bryce Dallas Howard, was the best out of all of them? I don’t necessarily agree with that, but, ok. It was strange to have an entire episode with the titular character. After watching Episode 5, I thought it would have been a good, one-off holiday special. Then, Episode 6 happened. This episode made me really dislike Luke Skywalker, and now I don’t blame Kyle Ren for burning the school to the ground. After Episode VI, I debated not finishing the series because I signed up for the Book of Boba Fett, not the Mandalorian. The only reason I watched it was because I wanted to know the choice Grogu made. The final episode somewhat appeased me, but I’m beginning to have some issues with Star Wars.

Now, I am a huge Star Wars fan, and I tend to be a teensy-bit critical of things that I love. While I have liked seeing characters from the Clone Wars and/or Rebels, it’s getting old. I get that Disney is capitalizing off the nostalgia of Star Wars but still, the stories are just becoming repetitive and unoriginal. It would be nice to have new characters and see new worlds, but I feel that is not going to happen. I’ve never really understood the popularity of Boba Fett, and I have enjoyed seeing his story fleshed out. I think it’s time to move on now.

The Book of Boba Fett Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi | December 29, 2021 (United Kingdom) 7.5
Writer: Jon FavreauStars: Temuera Morrison, Ming-Na Wen, Frank TriggSummary: The legendary bounty hunter Boba Fett navigates the underworld of the galaxy with mercenary Fennec Shand when they return to the sands of Tatooine to stake their claim on the territory formerly ruled by the deceased crime lord Jabba the Hutt.

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Erika Johnson
I'm a Data Analyst, from the land of Matthew McConaughey. I'm an avid movie-goer and love seeing films in theaters. My most recent favorite films are Good Time, Only Lovers Left Alive, TENET, and England is Mine. When I'm not at the movies, I'm either reading or watching obscene amount of true crime and historical documentaries.
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