Book of Boba Fett Review


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The Book of Boba Fett falls short of its potential.

Spinning off from the hit series “The Mandalorian,”“The Book of Boba Fett” launched on Disney Plus in December 2021, and just recently concluded. It features characters from previous movies and shows from the Star Wars universe, most notably Boba Fett.

The show is about how Boba Fett became Daimyo, a crime lord, of Mos Espa (a desert town on the planet Tatooine). It revolves around his struggles at asserting and maintaining control over the town, as well as his struggles with power against other crime lords and political powers.

The story goes back and forth between the past and present. I really like the past point of view because we get to see the context of how Boba Fett survived the Sarlacc pit, a creature that has tentacles that drag you into its mouth, where he supposedly died in the Return of the Jedi. Viewers see Boba in the latest season of the Mandalorian but are never told how he is still alive. However, I’m not a fan of how they brought Boba Fett back to life because in “Return of the Jedi” they talk about the Sarlacc pit as one of the most dangerous beings in the Star Wars universe: once it latches onto you, it slowly digests and paralyzes you.

I feel like the show is milking out everything they can from a beloved side character in the original trilogy.

— Teddy Madden

I feel like the show is milking out everything they can from a beloved side character in the original trilogy. This isn’t the first time it has happened either. In “The Mandalorian,” Boba Fett comes back for the first time after his supposed death as an old man full of scares that saves the day. In “Attack of the Clones,” we meet Boba Fett as a boy which was a great addition because, in that circumstance, we get to see his upbringing as a clone.

Overall, the show has been somewhat boring, as I expected much more of Boba Fett on the throne with a posse controlling the town. In reality, we see a depleted team that walks around Mos Espa and talks for half the episode while in the other half, Boba Fett is in a water tube dreaming of his past after “Return of the Jedi.”

My recommendation for Book of Boba Fett is somewhat mixed: if you are an avid Star Wars fan, definitely watch it, because there could be new information in the show. If you are new to Star Wars, I would recommend watching one of the original Star Wars movies, especially “A New Hope.” If you are looking for a series, however, I would recommend watching either “Star Wars: The Clone Wars” if you don’t mind animation or “The Mandalorian.”