I’m not entirely sure why I put off watching The Book of Boba Fett for so long. I was able to avoid spoilers before I started watching it, but once I started it I started seeing spoilers where there had been none previously. It was almost like I unlocked them for myself, but I was still able to not have anything major pop up in the spoilers. I think one of the main reasons I put it off is because I was never the biggest fan of Boba Fett. That being said since his reintroduction in The Mandalorian and being fleshed out more as a character I began to appreciate him more.
Temuera Morrison is fantastic as Boba Fett. I’m really glad that he gets to play Boba since he was Jango in the prequel trilogy. He gets to bring so much character and emotion to a character that was previously all style and no substance. Ming-Na Wen has had an interesting turn in the last few years. The last two major roles that I can think of her having are incredibly badass women. Morrison and Wen have an amazing chemistry on screen. They have an oddly playful friendship between the two characters.
Dave Filoni and Jon Favreau both just continue to make the best Star Wars related things in the last fifteen years. They do that while also either expanding on or bringing in things from some of the more maligned parts of the past. You can tell the love that the pair has for the entire universe and how they show it in what they make in it. They make Boba Fett more of a character than just a costume in this show.
The practical effects used in the episodes are fantastic. That goes double so for the characters that have creature makeup on, because they have to act through extensive makeup. The physical monsters help make everything feel like a world filled with wonderous beasts. The CG looks really good, especially for a television show. The one part that doesn’t look so great is the face replacement on Luke Skywalker, but that’s tricky to do no matter what. Joseph Shirley does an amazing job the score for the show. You get strong western vibes from the music.
The first six episodes of The Book of Boba Fett tell an interesting story that expands upon a character that was popular but had little going for him outside of a look. With the finale coming up this week I look forward to seeing what’s set up and how it ends. I give the first six episodes of The Book of Boba Fett 8 pieces of beskar armor out of 10.