The Book of Boba Fett almost seems like the proverbial tease that is out to please no one. After a dramatic uptick in quality last week, this week brings us an attack by Black Krrsantan that looks like one of those silly fight scenes where every combatant politely waits their turn before jumping into the fray, a dramatic low speed chase that honestly looked more like a theme park ride than an actual chase, and the Hutts kind of… giving up.
Boba Fett is determined to be the benevolent leader and, to be fair, I really like his characterization in this episode. I like how he hears the complaint of the moisture farmer and, instead of jumping into a fight, he goes to hear the other side and makes a well thought-out offer. Boba has wits… he is a man of the people.
It’s just too bad he kind of sucks at everything else.
I’m really not sure what happened this episode, but the elements that were teased in previous installments all petered out like a balloon making that farting sound as it runs out of air.
Black Krrsantan was a gigantic nothing burger. One astoundingly terrible and lazily choreographed fight scene and that was it… the dude was in chains and then off the playing field, patiently waiting for his own Disney+ spin off.
The Hutts, set up to be the big bad, just gave up and left. There’s really no other way of putting it. They give Boba Fett a present just because and then leave. I know Game of Thrones gets deservedly bad press this days, but The Book of Boba Fett could learn a thing or two from it as far as character motivation goes.
We get a biker gang that augment their bodies with droid parts. A neat concept in theory, but in practice it looks very ridiculous to say nothing of the adrenaline free chase that they went on to catch the mayor’s secretary.
While Danny Trejo’s surprise appearance was great and the extra lore given to the rancor was neat, I’m tired of nothing but lore tacked on to a disappointing story. The Book of Boba Fett — an event that has been anticipated for decades, let’s be honest – is in serious danger of being… well, there’s no other way of putting it: Bad.
This series is bad.
I hate to admit that, but it’s bad and it’s halfway done.
I hope it can redeem itself with its long game, but even if it does… the first half was bad and nothing is changing that.