The Book Of Boba Fett’s finale aired on Disney Plus today and I have some thoughts.
Before I continue with this review, I must warn you that there are spoilers coming up. I mean, it says it in the headline.
The Book Of Boba Fett has been a very uneven show so far.
It started off incredibly slowly and I think the first four episodes were actually quite poor.
There were some interesting things in them, but they were overall poorly written and oddly enough rather poorly directed.
The Book Of Boba Fett had a rocky start
It wasn’t until Bryce Dallas Howard’s Episode 5 – Chapter 5: Return of the Mandalorian, that the show really started to pick up.
However, there was a bigger issue as play here – the show only really got good when it moved away from all the Boba Fett stuff and focused on Pedro Pascal’s Din Djarin.
He’s the really fascinating character in these Star Wars shows, and Boba Fett has become something of a meme of himself unfortunately.
This isn’t down to Temuera Morrison’s performance. I actually think he’s doing the best of a rather poor script.
Boba Fett really comes into his own in this finale
However, what I will say is that The Book Of Boba Fett, Chapter 7: In The Name Of Honor was when we really saw this new version of the bounty hunter come into his own.
Boba Fett in battle is simply brilliant to watch, and watching him fight side by side with Din Djarin is really special.
The episode basically all takes place in Mos Espa which is under attack from the Pyke Syndicate.
Boba, Fennec Shand and Din Djarin have to do everything they can to fight them off, but they need help.
Hopefully, the people of Free Town will come in the nick of time to help stop the onslaught (which they do by the way, in a real moment of what can only be described as deus ex machina).
The Book Of Boba Fett’s finale has a bit of everything for everyone
This episode has pretty much everything.
You’ve got Boba Fett finally kicking some serious butt.
You’ve got Din Djarin being awesome.
Fennec Shand also gets to show off her combat skills.
There’s a Rancor on the loose.
There are also some prequel-style robots that turn up to really cause some havoc on the streets of Mos Epsa.
You’ve also got some scenes involving Cad Bane, who once again proves that he’s the fastest shot in the galaxy.
Then there’s a scene in which Boba Fett shows off his newfound Tuskan Raiders fighting ability.
Mos Espa colourful biker gang is terrible!
However, there’s also a lot, too much in my opinion, of the Mos Espa colourful biker gang crew (or whatever they’re called).
They just take you completely out of what’s going on on screen because they look like they’ve come straight out of a Luc Besson sci-fi movie – and not one of the good ones.
They would feel more at home in a movie like Besson’s Valerian – not on Tatooine.
I honestly think these characters are just the worst.
They are poorly written, look like genuine Star Wars trash, and I’m sorry to say that some of the acting from the actors playing these characters is just laughably bad.
There’s a moment in the episode when one of them does a little twirl before he shoots a member of the Pyke Syndicate, and it’s just utterly useless and looks awful.
It’s all about Mando and Grogu
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What this episode does well is establish the bond between Mando and Grogu.
We find out that he decided to stop his training with Luke Skywalker and go find Din.
He arrives on Tatooine and it’s just a delight to see him and Din together again.
What this finale, and these last few episodes of The Book Of Boba Fett do is make me really look forward to watching The Mandalorian Season 3.
That’s where Star Wars’ heart now lies – in Din and Grogu’s relationship and watching Grogu become more and more powerful.
It’ll be interesting to see where Season 3 of The Mandalorian takes them.
The Book Of Boba Fett’s finale teases what’s to come
Oh yes, and there’s a fun little post-credits scene involving Timothy Olyphant’s Cobb Vanth which has me looking forward to seeing what they do with that character next.
All in all, this was a fun finale to round off what was an uneven season of The Book Of Boba Fett.
That said, the season wasn’t terrible. It is a solid 7 out of 10 and that’s mainly thanks to the last three episodes.
The finale was also easily Robert Rodriguez’s best episode.
He directed three episodes of The Book Of Boba Fett.
Rodriguez directed the first and second episodes, and then also got to helm the finale.
The first two episodes were pretty poor, but this finale is where Rodriguez got to really flex his directorial muscles.
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