In Review: The Book of Boba Fett

The Book of Boba Fett | A Disney+ original

The Book of Boba Fett | A Disney+ original

Caitlyn Feay, Staff Writer

This Review contains spoilers of “The Book of Boba Fett”

The Star Wars franchise has made another spin-off TV show of a beloved character. “The Book of Boba Fett,” streamed on Disney +, is a series about the character Boba Fett, first seen in “Star Wars: A New Hope,” now continuing as the Daimyo, or crime lord, of Tatooine. In the movies, Boba Fett is a bounty hunter, working for Jabba and trying to make his way in the Galaxy. The series shows some of his past since his sarlacc pit incident,  including how he gets out, how he meets his partner in-crime Fennec Shand, and the story of him trying to prove himself as the Daimyo.

I found it interesting to see Fett’s progress as the Daimyo, as he wanted to make sure he didn’t follow the same path as Jabba the Hutt, the old Daimyo. He would visit the other leaders of Tatooine and negotiate instead of just directly going to murder like Jabba. He also made sure he included others in deciding choices, making Tatooine more like a democracy instead of facist. In episode three, he recruits half robotic people to work for him, and gives them a say. I thought this was a cool touch, since it makes it feel more connected together.  

To add on, we are shown bits of Fett’s past, which was quite fascinating, as we have seen this happen before in The Mandalorian. This way of showing his past for longer periods of time, and tying it into the story of what was happening currently in the show, was just way cooler since we get to see even more. Seeing how Boba and Fennec acted towards each other at first to the end of the series is drastically different. At the beginning, Fennec only was working with Boba to pay off her life debt to him, but after, they’re pretty much besties now, and Fennec was working with him just because, and I love that. 

One of the many, many things I liked from this series was the small bits of comedy from the different characters. For example, in the first episode, Boba is accepting tributes as the new crime boss and gets asked for tribute for the mayor and Fett responds with, “I’m the crime boss, he’s supposed to pay me.” 

Cad Bane’s Appearance was a huge surprise. Star Wars fans know him from “The Clone Wars” and “The Bad Batch,” but I never thought that the live-action version of him could be creepier than the animated version. I also didn’t expect Cad Bane and Boba to know each other, but well, now we do know. That stupendous battle scene between them was a total sight to see, since they’re both well known bounty hunters, and extraordinary at their jobs, so that match was intense.

I was intrigued when The Mandalorian (Din-Djarin) popped up, since everyone was wondering what happened after the season finale of “The Mandalorian,” and, of course, if you see “Mando,” you’ll end up seeing the iconic, loveable, Grogu, or, as many fans know him as, “Baby Yoda.” I really think it was awesome to see Luke Skywalker training Grogu, because it showed how Luke would train young jedi, eventually going up to the sequels.

However, while I am a huge Luke Skywalker fan, me, and many other Star Wars fans say it was just wrong for Luke to make Grogu choose his path of either staying with Din-Djarin again or choosing to become a Jedi. He may be 50 years old, but to that species, he’s still just a child. 

My other least favorite thing about the series was the lack of Fennec Shang scenes; she is an awesome character and truly is an awesome addition to the show. She’s someone who doesn’t go down easily in a fight, and it’s awesome to see her in action–one of my favorite Shang scenes was in episode seven, when she got revenge for Boba by attacking the other Tatooine leaders for breaking an agreement to stay neutral. 

Altogether, “The Book of Boba Fett” is a wonderful series, full of action, slices of comedy, and amazing battle scenes. If you ever have extra free time, and want to spend a little bit of time on the couch, pull up this series, you truly won’t regret it.