“Book of Boba Fett” Review

Book of Boba Fett Review

The “Book of Boba Fett” season finale has just dropped on Disney+. As of right now, it is unclear whether it was the season or series finale. However, there seemed to be a few dangling threads that could be revisited in a future season. This review will contain major spoilers for “The Book of Boba Fett”.

Over the last few weeks, fans and critics alike have had mixed reviews on the series due to new characters and the added characterization of Boba Fett since the original Star Wars trilogy. I do think that some of these criticisms are unfair, or explained in later episodes. However, there are fair criticisms that the show was not a complete focus on Boba Fett’s character, as a result of devoting two entire episodes to The Mandalorian, Din Djarin. While those episodes were definitely the best from the season, they felt more like “The Mandalorian” episodes rather than episodes from “The Book of Boba Fett”. 

This series has a little bit of everything you might come to expect from a Star Wars series. There were homages to Western cinema with space cowboys, crime film tropes, and even a kaiju fight. It was a nice blend that did not feel too out of place for Star Wars, even with the addition of the Mods and their speeder bikes. There were also many returns of fan-favorite characters, such as Luke Skywalker, Ahsoka Tano and Cad Bane. Cad Bane is one of my personal favorite Star Wars characters, so to see him transition from animation to live-action was pretty awesome. However, it was disappointing to see such a huge character being brought to live-action only to have him killed off the next week. His character is definitely reminiscent of cowboys and shootouts in old Western films. Luke and Ahsoka’s appearances also stand out as viewers see them interact with each other for the first time. It will be interesting to see where their paths go between now and “The Force Awakens”. Ahsoka will be receiving her own series, which is rumored to release sometime next year.

However, as you can see, this is the problem with “The Book of Boba Fett”—the most exciting aspects of the show did not contain Boba Fett. While there are great moments with the character, they are not the most exciting. The three episodes that really showcased Boba’s character were the second, fourth and seventh episodes. These episodes followed Boba on his journey upon escaping the Sarlacc pit and learning what it means to stand together as a tribe or family, rather than a lone bounty hunter, which resonated in his final confrontation with Bane.

“The Book of Boba Fett” was a bit of a rollercoaster. Although it had many highs, there were also a couple of lows in terms of stylistic choices and characters. However, I did really enjoy the series and it gave me something to look forward to throughout the week. While there were a few problems, it certainly was not one of the lower Star Wars entries in the franchise.