The Book Of Boba Fett’s first season is streaming on Disney Plus. It received mixed reviews from critics, fans and streamers alike. All episodes are available to stream right now. This April, “Lego Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga” will be released. Don’t forget “Knights Of The Old Republic” is getting a remake exclusively on PlayStation 5. As of February 2022, no release date is given.
Today’s review contains no SPOILERS. I’ll give some of you a chance to see Boba Fett’s show.
Positive & Negative Elements
Positive: Temuera Morrison & Ming-Na Wen reprise their roles as Boba Fett & Fennec Shand. They both did an excellent job for their respective performances.
Newcomers to the franchise such as Jennifer Beals & Danny Trejo all did a decent job for their respective performances.
Jon Favreau only wrote three decent episodes. The other four however, were underwhelming.
Robert Rodriguez, Dave Filoni & Bryce Dallas Howard directed certain episodes.
Action Sequences are superb. The best one is the climatic battle from Chapter 7.
Ludwig Göransson (Creed, Black Panther, Tenet) orchestrated the music. He also worked on The Mandalorian.
Practical Effects were used to bring certain stuff to life while Computer Animation was used sparingly.
Sound Effects are pretty cool.
Costume Designs were crafted by decorators. Boba retains his signature helmet and armor. He also wears a black robe and kilt in flashbacks. Sean Penn is such a dumbass, he thinks cowardly men wear skirts. Care to explain “Shrek,” “Hey Arnold” & William Wallace from “Braveheart?” What a f**kin’ moron!
Familiar faces from previous installments make prominent appearances.
The Pyke Syndicate play a crucial part.
Negative: Boba barely runs his criminal empire. The show often gives us flashbacks on how he got out of The Sarlacc Pit, earning The Tusken Raiders’ trust and saving his new sidekick Fennec. EGADS! It’s as if Ang Lee directed a majority of the episodes! The short answer, it’s like Hulk with Eric Bana all over again!
I never cared about the scooter gang Boba hired.
Chapters 3-4 suffers from one big flaw.
Chapter 1 – Stranger In A Strange Land
Hydrated: Robert Rodriguez directs Chapter 1.
Flashbacks shows us the aftermath of The Sarlacc Pit scene from “Return Of The Jedi” and his encounter with The Tusken Raiders.
Picking up where The Mandalorian’s second season left off, Boba takes over Jabba’s place as a crime lord with help from his sidekick Fennec Shand.
Dehydrated: No cons discovered.
Chapter 2 – The Tribes Of Tatooine
Victory: Boba & Fennec meet Jabba’s twin cousins.
Boba & The Tusken Raiders embark on a train heist.
Phil LaMaar provides the voice of The Twins. He also voiced Kit Fisto in “The Clone Wars.”
Defeat: We get another flashback of Boba Fett with The Tusken Raiders. Chapter 1’s flashback was just a pass. I want to witness Boba running an organized crime filled with scum and villainy.
Chapter 3 – The Streets Of Mos Espa
Clean: Robert Rodriguez directs Chapter 3.
Robert’s good luck charm, Danny Trejo makes a guest appearance.
Boba obtains a “pet.”
Messy: A chase scene is ruined by Boba’s hired gang riding scooters that look like something off of “Power Rangers.” Gonna have to Double Down this stupid moment with Boba’s new recruits looking like that scooter chase scene from “Seinfeld.” You know the episode with George fleeing from old folks? What’s next, a dance-off giving me Star Wars on Kinect flashbacks?
Chapter 4 – The Gathering Storm
Calm: Boba team up with Fennec to retrieve his ship guarded in a familiar place.
Fennec’s recovery is addressed.
Max Reebo, the blue elephant from Return Of The Jedi makes a cameo appearance.
Loud: Boba only does something useful in a flashback, rather than beating up a rival crime family.
Disney confirmed Boba’s Fett’s ship Slave 1 is renamed “Firespray.” Don’t give me any negative comments. Everybody is entitled to their own opinion. Slave 1 has nothing to do with slavery. Shame one degenerate dickhole named, Derek Chauvin had to ruin it for everybody by killing George Floyd and inciting a nationwide riot. Due to the riots, Uncle Ben & Aunt Jemina were removed.
Chapter 5 -Return Of The Mandalorian
Honor: Pedro Pascal reprises his role as Mando.
Bryce Dallas Howard directs Chapter 5.
A familiar ship makes a grand return.
A BD unit shows up for a brief second. BD-1 accompanied Cal in the video game, “Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order.”
Chapter 5 heavily involves Mando. I can’t believe I’m saying this, I would rather stick with Mando over Boba. Because his show doesn’t take forever to get to the actual plot.
Dishonor: No flaws found.
Chapter 6 – From The Desert Comes A Stranger
Full: Dave Filoni directs Chapter 6.
Mando goes to a forest planet (not Endor or Yavin 4) to see somebody he knows.
One individual is given a difficult choice.
Familiar faces make prominent appearances. You’re gonna be very happy.
Empty: Nothing terrible happened.
Chapter 7 – In The Name Of Honor
High: Robert Rodriguez directs Chapter 7.
Chapter 7 concludes Season 1.
Tensions escalate between Boba, The Pyke Syndicate and a “deadly opponent.“ All I can say is an epic battle is one heck of a season finale. I have no choice, but to give the battle Bonus Points as the show’s saving grace.
Boba and his crew formulate a strategy. It’s about friggin’ time Boba does something awesome that’s not depicted in a flashback.
One scene pays homage to “King Kong” climbing The Empire State Building.
During the battle, a Wilhelm Scream is heard.
Stay tune for a Mid-Credits Scene.
Low: No issues spotted.
The Final Verdict: B-
Unlike The Mandalorian, The Book Of Boba Fett is a painfully average start for an iconic Star Wars character. If Chapters 5-7 were underwhelming, I would’ve given the first season a C. Thankfully, a B- is an average grade. I hope Jon Favreau improves the show with a second season. I can’t wait for The Mandalorian’s third season. If you wanna give The Book Of Boba Fett a try, go ahead.