When it was announced that The Book of Boba Fett was coming as a spinoff of The Mandalorian you could hear the squee of Star Wars fanboys across the web. With good reason, the bounty hunter has been a fan favorite for decades and never really given his due. That all changed this week.
Temura Morrison returns once again to the role that made him famous back in Attack of the Clones. Though not a very good movie Morrison stood out as a shining example of the potential of the film. But in new hands, cult director Robert Rodriguez’s hands to be specific, he can finally give the performance we all knew he had in him.
Based on the 40 minute episode that aired this week expect Boba Fett to be another slow burn along the lines of Mandalorian. The directors seem to have an old school western in mind and that means quite a bit of world building with short bursts of action. It should be commended that not a single word was uttered in the first episode for about 10 minutes. That is hard to pull off but they managed it beautifully.
There are also plenty of fun callbacks that diehards will understand but aren’t needed to enjoy it as a whole. Disney+ has clearly learned from Marvel on how to structure their stories and with Jon Favreau as well as a plethora of other amazing directors at the helm you can rest assured the series is in good hands.