Star Wars The Book of Boba Fett: Movie Review

Star Wars The Book of Boba Fett: Movie Review

by Jake Dreyer, Freelance Writer

“Like a bantha, yes? Maybe not” – Boba Fett. I am sure we all remember that quote from the new Star Wars show: “The Book of Boba Fett,” I for sure do, I still laugh at the meme remakes of it to this day. In my last review we looked back into the rich history of Star Wars, back to the original era, where the first 3 movies were made: “A New Hope,” “The Empire Strikes Back,” (Which I did my review on) and “Return of the Jedi.” Now, for this review, we are looking at: “The Book of Boba Fett,” (All episodes now streaming on Disney Plus). Now let’s get to the review of this Masterpiece.

“The Book of Boba Fett” is a Star Wars show that shows the backstory and future of one of the most beloved Star Wars characters in the history of Star Wars as a whole. The show spans over 7 episodes and are all around 30-40 minutes with the finale episode being just under an hour in length. A little history on the Mandalorian bounty hunter, Boba Fett debuted in a Star Wars Holiday Special in 1978, however, it was animated. Regardless, fans really wanted to see this man in person and on the big screen. Fans ultimately got that wish when he appeared in “The Empire Strikes Back” as the menacing Mandalorian standing next to Vader waiting to collect his bounty for Han Solo. In “The Empire Strikes Back” Boba Fett’s armor was originally the design for a stormtrooper which was changed to the armor we see and love today. Boba seemed like he didn’t take crap from anyone and just wanted to get paid and go onto his next bounty, but that all changed in “The Book of Boba Fett.” It honestly took way too long to get a spinoff show for this Mandalorian. Now, let’s talk about it.

With Jon Faveru writing all 7 episodes we all knew we were in for a treat. After seeing the show “The Mandalorian,” which he also wrote and produced, we knew that this next show would also be a Star Wars masterpiece. The music in the show was just fantastic, they brought back Ludwig Göransson and added onto what he did for “The Mandalorian,” it just felt right to have him back scoring this show, his music left a big impact on viewers and Star Wars fans alike because of the Western-esque qualities it had, because the mandalorian is like a space cowboy bounty hunter.

The show starred Temuera Morrison as Boba Fett this also brought back some needed nostalgia, as he also acted as Bobas father Jango in the Prequel trilogy. The show also brought back many actors from “The Mandalorian” including: Din Jarin (aka The Mandalorian) portrayed by Pedro Pascal. Fennec Shand was portrayed by Ming-Na Wen, and it brought back Ahsoka Tano portrayed by Rosario Dawson that we know from both the Clone Wars TV series and from “The Mandalorian.” Boba and Fennec patrolling Mos Espa
There were some other familiar faces, but those were the most noticeable.
Now the story, in my opinion, was good, but it was sometimes all over the place. They seemed to want to show scenes that sometimes even had nothing to do with Boba at all. But other than those occasional scenes, the show was complete and had a nice and clean story. Parts of the story took place after he escaped the Sarlacc (the creature that ate him whole in “Return of the Jedi,”) while other parts of the story were in current time with Fennec by his side. In his past story, Boba did escape the pit, but was faced with other problems, the Tusken Raiders of the dune sea, on the planet of Tatooine. Over time Boba learned their ways of living and he accepted them and grew stronger each day almost re learning how to defend himself using just a gaffe stick. He helped the Tuskens win their own battles, and taught them how to use different technology to their advantages such as: speeder bikes, and other laser weapons.
In Bobas current timeline, he is crowned Daimyo (Ruler of territories) of Mos Espa and some of Mos Eisley (those are 2 cities on the planet Tatooine.) He took over the throne of Bib

Boba and Din preparing to fight the Pykes
Fortuna, Boba then realizes his territory is being threatened by spice dealers known as the Pykes, who wanted to trade their spice in areas of Tatooine that Boba claimed ownership to. So this part of the show is just him trying to get men to help Fennec in their fight to push the Pykes out of his territory and either somewhere else or if possible, offworld.

So with the main story out of the way, let’s discuss the final thing that needs to be brought up, the choreography and acting. I thought the acting and the character development of Boba was just perfect, transforming from a ruthless bounty hunter into a softy for Tusken raiders and their culture. Boba is done working for stupid people who could get him killed, and is ready to rule his people the right way, not like someone like Jabba who had slaves. Temuera Morrison did a great job with the character, and his action sequences were just sweet! He kicked some Pyke butt.

Now, do I recommend this show? I sure do buckeroo. The show is perfect for Boba Fett fans and Star Wars fans alike, telling the story of an unlikely hero, starting as a ruthless Mandalorian bounty hunter, into a ruler who fights for his people on Tatooine. Although I do feel as if they should have added at least just one more episode, I thought that it was still amazing regardless. From the amazing story, to the actors, to the music, to the writing, this show had it all. It is the perfect Star Wars show for anyone and a perfect way to show Boba Fett’s character progression, still being a cunning warrior, but also being an amazing leader and just an overall good person.

In conclusion, “The Book of Boba Fett” is a great show that is definitely 100% worth the watch, and now with all of its episodes streaming on Disney Plus, why not, right? Happy streaming, and May the Force be With you.