The Book Of Boba Fett: Return Of A Legend

“All in all, the premiere of The Book of Boba Fett will make plenty of people happy. But it is not grabbing me the way The Mandalorian’s first episode did!”

It’s time to open The Book Of Boba Fett.

Last year Boba Fett officially returned in an epic, action-packed episode of The Mandalorian called “The Tragedy.” (It’s my favorite episode of the second season.) Its director, Robert Rodriguez, brought grit and long-awaited awesomeness to a character who fans had been clamoring to see again for years. Boba’s contribution to the last three episodes of The Mandalorian‘s second season was perfect. So when a surprise post-credit scene revealed that Boba Fett was, in fact, getting his very own spin-off I was excited.

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The Mandalorian Chapter 14 (© 2020 Lucasfilm Ltd. & TM. All Rights Reserved.)
UNDERWHELMED

Now, after a year of waiting, the series premiere is here and unfortunately, I’m a bit underwhelmed. I know there will be enthusiastic fans who will be mad at me for saying this but it was boring. The first minutes of the episode which provided a fantastic flashback detailing how Boba survived the Sarlacc Pit was perfect. I was smiling from ear to ear because a universal question about Boba’s miraculous survival was finally playing out on screen. And it was disgustingly awesome.

Temura Morrison is Boba Fett in Lucasfilm’s THE BOOK OF BOBA FETT, exclusively on Disney+. © 2021 Lucasfilm Ltd. & ™. All Rights Reserved.

Then, the episode retreated to the present and the boredom began. Don’t get me wrong. I liked the various new characters we met, I’m interested to see where this story is going, and I know there will be plenty of surprises along the way. But after seeing Rodriguez’s work on “The Tragedy” I was sorely missing that visceral action that made me so excited about this show in the first place. Even the flashbacks started to feel tedious and I began to wonder when the heck the episode was going to end.

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Temura Morrison is Boba Fett in Lucasfilm’s THE BOOK OF BOBA FETT, exclusively on Disney+. © 2021 Lucasfilm Ltd. & ™. All Rights Reserved.
VERDICT

All in all, The Book of Boba Fett‘s premiere will make plenty of people happy but it is not grabbing me the way The Mandalorian‘s first episode did two years ago. *sigh* I miss Mando.

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The Book Of Boba Fett is now streaming on Disney Plus.

 

 

 

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