It’s Wednesday night and you’ve finally finished everything you had to for the day. You turn on the TV only to realize that after so long… Marvel has stopped posting weekly content. Panic ensues. So what do you do now? I’ll tell you. You should open a book, The Book of Boba Fett.
The Book of Boba Fett is the new TV show from Star Wars. It follows bounty hunter Boba Fett in his attempt to take over Jabba the Hutt’s criminal empire on Tatooine. He will face many challenges in his quest, especially as he tries to take a nontraditional approach to criminal rule: respect instead of fear. Not all are willing to give up their own power so quickly.
The show tells two stories simultaneously. One follows Boba as he grows his criminal empire, and the other follows events in his past. Starting from the time he escaped the sarlacc pit. If you recall, when Boba made his return on The Mandalorian many people were upset because he was supposed to be dead, but watching how he escaped makes everything make sense. Any resentment you might have held over this detail will vanish. We also see him living with the Tusken Raiders or Sand people. They have never really been developed in the Star Wars universe and I am excited to see how rich their culture actually is. Star Wars may have had some rough shots in the past, but this new show is not one of them. It is done in the same style as The Mandalorian with a slightly edgier twist. It is full of what I’d call “soft action”. There are some fight scenes, but thus far it has not relied on large fighting sequences to tell the story, and that gives it a unique feel. You can feel the slower methodical style of storytelling shine through, and it works, because that’s what it takes to build an empire.
The Book of Boba Fett is two episodes in, with new episodes being dropped every Wednesday.