Show Review: The Book of Boba Fett


The Book of Boba Fett, a spin-off series of Star Wars, released its last episode on Wednesday, February 9th, ending with a mediocre fizzle that wrapped up the show and did its job to satisfy fans. The finale episode sets up a future season three of The Mandalorian and possibly another season of Boba Fett, though Disney has not yet confirmed that they will produce a second season.

Overall, the show didn’t exceed any expectations but satisfied what fans had expected of a TV show about Boba Fett. Episodes were either fun and interesting, or boring and uninspired. The various cuts to Boba’s past added a second storyline that many viewers may find more entertaining than the main story, the main reason being that it’s so different from anything else in the Star Wars franchise.

Another pointed difference in The Book of Boba Fett is that, at times, it does not feel like a show centered around Boba Fett. Throughout the first season, there are entire episodes where viewers will not see the main character, making it feel more like an anthology series about a collection of characters than a story about just one man.

The show can look very cheap sometimes as well. Although Disney has the resources, the action in the show can look staged at times and there are a good amount of corny lines. However, these moments are countered by a solid story and strong characters.

The performance that Temuera Morrison gives as Boba Fett is among those solid performances. Through Morrison’s performance, we see a new side to Boba as he retires his bounty hunting career, and the coldness Morrison portrays fits his character well. However, Morrison adds emotion and personality, expanding Boba Fett’s once static character. Viewers learn so much about Boba and his nature simply by watching Morrison portray the character’s inner self without speaking a word.

Though it can sometimes feel corny and scattered, The Book of Boba Fett delivers a solid story about the former bounty hunter that simultaneously reveals new sides to a beloved character from an equally beloved franchise and a classic setting.