Mikhail Precourt’ 24
Star Wars: The Book of Boba Fett has now concluded, with the last episode being released on February 9th. Starting with praise, the fight scenes were action-packed and fun, especially in the team-up between Boba Fett and the Mandalorian. The final episode was especially suspenseful and is my favorite episode of the series. The plot was well developed and suspenseful and brought us back to the ‘space western’ origin of Star Wars. The final duel between Cad Bane and Boba was beautifully symbolic of Boba shedding his past self, many people believe that the bounty hunter’s turn from cold-blooded killer to righteous leader was unwarranted, but they forget he had just over 6 minutes of screen time and 4 lines the original trilogy, likely causing fans to project a character onto him rather than see Boba as he is. Furthermore, after Boba joined the Tusken tribe, he learned that found family is more important than looking out only for himself, proved by his reaction to learning that his tribe was brutally murdered. The Book of Boba Fett also had many major technical advances such as Luke Skywalker’s CGI face, which appeared miles better than it did in The Mandalorian Season 2 Finale and has become near indistinguishable from the actors original performance, the environment on Luke’s unnamed planet was also visually stunning.
Now for criticism, I understand why people loved seeing the Mandalorian and Luke in this series, but they were completely unnecessary additions to an already packed show. I too liked seeing the Mandalorian, but it should have been kept for a flashback in The Mandalorian Season 3. He should have just shown up, instead of getting his own episode in The Book of BOBA FETT. I believe that there was a bit too much filler for an eight-episode series but it wasn’t to atrocious. I understand why people didn’t like the mods, with critics commenting that it is like what someone in the 60’s imagined the future would look like. Contrary to these critics, I felt that they were completely on brand for Star Wars and were a colourful cast of characters that stood out in Tatooine’s bland deserts. Luke was a lost opportunity as many if not most would want to see him interact with Boba Fett again, due to their important but scarce history. Finally, sheriff Cobb Vanth was also a missed opportunity, as he would have been a big help in the final battle but was dispatched in the episode previous.
The Book of Boba Fett was a great show, if a tad frustrating at times. This had the potential to be amazing and better than most other Star Wars shows, including The Mandalorian. But many characters that were less than amazing, there was too much filler, and not enough focus on Boba Fett.