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The Book of Boba Fett Review 2022 Tv Show Series Season Cast Crew
Boba Fett was one of the intriguing little side characters in the original Star Wars trilogy. He had a cool outfit, followed his own agenda, was quiet and reserved, but quite menacing with even Vader reminding him not to kill his target.
Before that, he had a little known debut in the dreaded Star Wars Holiday Special.
Boba Fett was one of the many characters who were more interesting than their role in the story required, which was part of what made Star Wars so interesting. It was a lived in universe which was fun to explore, while leaving enough mystery to keep your imagination going.
Enter Disney, and that all that imagination stuff goes right out the window. Now everything is explained in detail, the audience is spoon fed constant exposition and world building, all of it less interesting than not understanding how that universe works and exploring it with likeable main characters.
The Book of Boba Fett plays much like the Mandalorian. We have a tough main character in Mandalorian armor, an honorable warrior who keeps his promises, but has his own agenda and tries to make his way in the seedier parts of the galaxy.
Clint Eastwood’s man with no name in space.
So far so generic. As with the Mandalorian, the series suffers from its tiny budget, with scenes taking place on tiny soundstages with digital backgrounds added later on. It feels extremely cheap, and a badly scaled down version of the usual grandeur of Star Wars.
There are lots of hand to hand fight scenes with very accommodating stunt men, cgi monsters and the usual earning the respect of the savage locals by being tough and beating up dangerous foes. Yawn. Seen it all before. The writing is atrocious and doesn’t feel at all like Star Wars. The music is even worse, with generic action themes like you’d expect on a stock music library. B-budget video games have better music than this.
The cgi itself is quite good, which is probably the main reason to watch this. I can’t think of many others.
Even Temura Morrison seems disinterested and feels like a tired old man most of the time. A far cry from how Boba was portrayed in the movies: Alert, observant, ready to strike at any given moment.
But Disney had to go the charmless, world weary antihero route again. That’s something that’s not overdone at all…