Boba Fett, the mysterious bounty hunter, and beloved Star Wars character had only five lines in the Original Trilogy but became one of the most popular characters in the entire Star Wars mythos. For years they tried to give him a show or film but finally, after numerous failed attempts, Jon Favreau has brought the dreams of millions of fans to life in The Book of Boba Fett. Set after the events of The Mandalorian season 2, we follow Boba Fett and Fennec Shand as they become crime lords in Tatooine.
Boba Fett and Fennec Shand make a great duo and that is in big part due to the great performances from Temura Morrison and Ming-Na Wen. The chemistry between these two is undeniable and the relationship between their characters is the foundation that the show is built upon. Without it, the show wouldn’t have the same impact that it does.
The set pieces for this show are some of the best that the Star Wars franchise has put out. Using the Stagecraft technology created for The Mandalorian, viewers are treated to the best and most realistic look at Tatooine since A New Hope. Along with this great use of digital technology, the hand built practical sets are also excellent and really allow the viewer to be immersed into the planet of Tatooine.
Possibly my favorite part of The Book of Boba Fett is the flashbacks. In these, we follow Boba after the events of Return of the Jedi as we see how he survived the Sarlacc Pit of Carkoon. This is a great plot device that helps fill the gaps in the timeline leading up to season 2 of The Mandalorian when Boba makes his grand return to the Star Wars franchise. I personally liked it because it gives Boba’s character more depth and exposition. You really learn to care about him as a character and you see that he isn’t as bad of a person as he was made out to be in the Original Trilogy.
Overall, I really like The Book of Boba Fett. I still prefer The Mandalorian but if this show plays its cards right, I think I could be swayed. I hope that we see more from Jon Favreau in the Star Wars universe because what he’s doing is something truly special.