Evaluation: The E book of Boba Fett is numerous enjoyable nevertheless it’s actually The Mandalorian 2.5

Temuera Morrison and Ming-Na Wen (supposedly) star as Boba Fett and Fennec Shand, respectively, in <em>The Book of Boba Fett</em>.

Enlarge / Temuera Morrison and Ming-Na Wen (supposedly) star as Boba Fett and Fennec Shand, respectively, in The E book of Boba Fett. (credit score: Disney+)

When The E book of Boba Fett was nonetheless in manufacturing, creator Jon Favreau jokingly dubbed the spinoff collection “The Mandalorian season 2.5.” It seems that wasn’t actually a joke. I imply, we knew beforehand The E book of Boba Fett would happen in the identical timeline. I simply did not anticipate that 4 episodes right into a seven-episode season, the main target would abruptly shift from Temuera Morrison’s iconic titular character—i.e., the supposed star of the collection—and the subsequent two episodes can be spent largely catching up with our favourite characters from The Mandalorian.  

It was (ahem) an attention-grabbing artistic selection that generated appreciable Web dialogue (and various mocking memes). The excellent news is that, on the entire, The E book of Boba Fett continues to be a hella entertaining Star Wars journey. And it closed the season with an action-packed, crowd-pleasing hour-long motion sequence during which Boba and his numerous allies took on the nefarious Pyke syndicate in a climactic battle—with a squee-worthy heartfelt reunion for good measure.

The dangerous information is that the collection by no means actually discovered whose story it needed to inform, basically squandering the promise of the primary 4 episodes by failing to develop its supposedly principal character in any significant approach.

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