Book of Boba Fett Season One Review

by Joe Joe

Book of Boba Fett Season One Review

Entertaining and fast-paced.

Book of Boba Fett Season One Review

Entertaining and fast-paced.

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Fans always seemed to love the character of Boba Fett for three reasons. His armor, his ship, and the mysterious nature surrounding his character. Ever since his introduction in The Empire Strikes Back, or if you want to be a complete nerd, the Star Wars Holiday Special, he became so iconic that everyone knows who he is. He was barely in the classic trilogy, has a weird backstory in the prequel trilogy, and is completely missing from the sequel trilogy. It was only a matter of time before Disney gave him a proper show, and that’s what we get with The Book of Boba Fett.

After Fett quickly and easily escapes the Sarlacc Pit that he foolishly fell into during Return of the Jedi, he takes over Jabba the Hutt’s criminal empire. There is resistance to Fett being the new crime boss of Tatooine, and he has to deal with it and all the allies he accumulates. That’s pretty much the plot. Very simple, easy, and straightforward, but also pretty entertaining. I think that’s all we can ask for with Disney Star Wars these days.

I want to say that the only thing I’ve liked from Disney Star Wars is The Mandalorian. The sequel trilogy was a bust, and the spin-offs Rogue One and Solo weren’t any better. Let’s be honest, George Lucas killed Star Wars way back in 1997 when the special editions were released. Greedo shooting first was the first significant fan backlash controversy that made the mega-franchise pretty vulnerable. Lucas killed the franchise, but Disney/Kathleen Kennedy is pissing on its grave.

The Book of Boba Fett is pretty decent, though. It stumbles with the first four episodes, but when episode five happens, it becomes The Mandalorian season 2.5, and it’s pretty good. I quickly realized watching this show that this isn’t classic Boba Fett or expanded universe Boba Fett. Sadly, it’s Disney Boba Fett. This isn’t the Fett that barely escapes the Sarlacc Pit, shows up six years later, and is still a bounty hunter with a new ship called Slave II. Yes, I loved Dark Empire, and many of the other nineties expanded universe stories that Disney killed when they overpaid for the rights.

This season is also filled with fan service that was winning me over for the most part. I enjoyed specific characters returning and questioned the involvement of others. Jon Favreau returns to write this season and everything is unfocused to the point where I wonder if there were many behind-the-scenes problems that we’ll never know about because of Disney. The writing is pretty lazy and rushed with the overuse of flashbacks, but I was overall entertained and never bored.

There isn’t much to say about the acting. It’s all pretty serviceable with no standouts. Temuera Morrison once again plays the bounty hunter turned crime boss, and he’s fine. I was getting annoyed that they toned down how much of a badass he is supposed to be. His helmet comes off at every opportunity, and I found myself yelling at the screen in disapproval. At least in the finale, he finally becomes cool, but it takes Din Djarin to help him out. This season clearly shows that Boba Fett can’t make it on his own, which is a massive betrayal to the character.

 Robert Rodriguez directs several episodes, and I’m sad to report that he can’t direct action scenes anymore. So many quick cuts, and it just doesn’t look cool. It should be easy to direct good Star Wars action. He just rushed through everything, but at least he didn’t direct the worst episode, which had Boba chasing a kitchen robot like a Tom and Jerry cartoon. Terrible, terrible episode. Bryce Dallas Howard directs the best episode with the return of Din Djarin, and she does a much better job of filming the action.

The visual effects are mainly well done. I suppose I have to mention the shiny colorful biker gang that everyone was complaining about, and all I have to say is that they’re on the wrong planet. These bikes would work on almost any other Star Wars planet except for Tatooine. It’s goofy to see them on a desert planet—a clashing of styles. I’m sure the bikes were Spy Kids Robert Rodriguez’s influence.
Would I watch this again? Sure. It’s a quick season that is pretty entertaining and fast-paced despite its many problems. I don’t think they need to make a season two. Just have Boba Fett, and his syndicate show up in The

Mandalorian episodes that go back to Tatooine. Lord knows we always go back to that damn planet in the Star Wars galaxy. Also, Boba Fett’s starship isn’t called Firespray. It’s called Slave 1.

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7
OK

Good

  • FAST PACED
  • MANDALORIAN RETURNING
  • BRYCE DALLAS HOWARD DIRECTING

Bad

  • ROBERT RODRIGUEZ DIRECTING
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7
OK

Good

  • FAST PACED
  • MANDALORIAN RETURNING
  • BRYCE DALLAS HOWARD DIRECTING

Bad

  • ROBERT RODRIGUEZ DIRECTING
BOBA
7
OK

Good

  • FAST PACED
  • MANDALORIAN RETURNING
  • BRYCE DALLAS HOWARD DIRECTING

Bad

  • ROBERT RODRIGUEZ DIRECTING