“Boba Fett may have proven himself as a warrior, but he is more the guardian of Mos Espa as opposed to the leader in The Book Of Boba Fett“
One of the strengths of a good show is when it delivers a satisfying conclusion without needing to reach into the fan service jar. Or throw every easter egg cameo needed to wow fans. That was the last episode. Anyways, The Book Of Boba Fett season finale started a little lopsided because it was unclear what Boba and his people were trying to do with the Pykes. They had almost no forces, yet still managed to be a two-man army, fighting the Pykes until the people from Freetown arrived.
FAVREAU’S SPACE WESTERN
Some of the story progression was clunky and would start and stop short several times. And I had no idea what was going to happen next. Yet I would never give up on Favreau. He always figures out a way to make things right. The episode was a constant gunfight, and probably had more shoot-outs than all of the Western movies from the early 1950s combined.
Despite having blaster-proof armor, Boba and Mando took a beating and would not have won the day, if it weren’t for the rancor which has been upgraded to Godzilla status. It is an unstoppable beast that isn’t fazed by anything and the only reason everyone is still alive. Fans, yes, you got to see Boba ride a rancor, and the special effects for the rancor were spectacular. My headcanon is the rancor in Return of the Jedi was very old and that is the reason Luke killed it so easily. You just need to find a few young ones and you have an instant, insurmountable army.
INVULNERABLE WOOKIEE & BENEVOLENT BOBA?
Two things happened that I expected would, and I will not spoil it for the audience. My only complaint about this episode was that Black Krsantan took many blaster bolts to his bare body and was able to just “shake” it off. I know Wookiees are tough but come on!
BOBF will likely get a second season and I welcome it. But the only obstacle I see is generating something that can top this plot formula. Boba is too benevolent to be a crime lord and doesn’t want to sell drugs. He doesn’t want to do business with the Pykes (obviously) and wants to protect the citizens of Mos Espa. But that’s not what a daimyo does. I almost feel he should return to bounty hunting, something he is good at.
The stage, however, is perfectly set for The Mandalorian Season 3, and I just hope they don’t hit a wall as The Book Of Boba Fett has. Don’t get me wrong. I highly enjoyed the season. I just don’t feel it has a logical future progression. Boba may have proved himself as a warrior, but he is more the guardian of Mos Espa as opposed to the leader. Maybe I’m wrong though. Maybe Favreau will continue to surprise me. I just can’t make heads or tails of the post-credits scene.
Regardless, I consider this a victory and look forward to seeing what else Disney has up its sleeve.
The Book of Boba Fett is now streaming on Disney Plus.
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Max Nocerino is a regular Staff Writer for The Future of the Force. He is a passionate Star Wars fan and loves the literature of the galaxy far, far away. Follow him on Twitter where he shares his love of the Force frequently!