The Book of Boba Fett – Just Another Star Wars

Rating (3 out of 5)

Summary: Seriously, are there only a couple planets in the Star Wars universe? We always end up in Tatooine. I am tired of this same bleak planet. A good point is we keep building on the same characters, but this is also the wrong point. The stories can get a little stale. Also, we have a couple of episodes that are basically the “Mandalorian” and include baby Yoda (yes, I know the name is Grogu). This felt like a cheap connector and took away from what we were building with Boba Fett (Temuera Morrison).

Like “Mandalorian”, this series is directed by multiple people. However, it is noticeable when Robert Rodriguez directs the episode. The style feels different, almost whimsical “Spy Kids”, stuck in some strange canon to keep the faithful. The hoverbikes and teenage gang are really so Robert Rodriguez.

I certainly can do without the character Peli Motto (Amy Sedaris). Peli is an annoying character and “Mandalorian” and definitely wasn’t a character we needed back. Also, Peli takes away from the tone set in the prior episodes; we didn’t need a faux humor character.

Boba and Fennec Shand (Ming-Na Wen) friendly banter was the source of humor. Their approach to different approaches to their problems was fun, and I enjoyed the team’s assembly. The Gamorrean Guards, the bikers, Black Krrsantan (a Wookie), and the whole team. The addition of the Mandalorian took away from the previous episode build-up.

If you are a Star Wars freak, this is a great addition. If you are looking for pure entertainment, this is a perfectly fine show to watch. Just don’t expect too much.