‘Star Wars: The Book of Boba Fett’ Receives a Mixed Response


 

The long-awaited Book of Boba Fett, the standalone series from Disney+ that focuses on the bounty hunter first introduced in 1981’s The Empire Strikes Back. While it should please countless Star Wars aficionados, it never manages to do anything too surprising or original.  Overall, there was some good action, although a lot of it seemed poorly choreographed, and there was a decent tease for what’s coming, but some fans simply were not impressed.

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Book of Boba Fett has a seven-episode first season, so some of these opinions may change. Chapter One only sets up the primary story arc. 

 

Robert Rodriguez signed on to executive produce “The Book of Boba Fett” starring Temuera Morrison and Ming-Na Wen. Following Fett and Fennec Shard as they take over the crime syndicate formerly run by Jabba the Hutt on the treacherous planet of Tatooine, this series is set up to fill in some major blanks for the mysterious fan-favorite character.

 

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In “Chapter 1: Stranger in a Strange Land,” we see Boba Fett and Fennec Shard address the public that has come to pay their respects to the new crime lord on the block. The once-ruthless bounty hunter is determined to rule by respect rather than fear like his predecessors. That’s why he spares the lives of the Gamorrean guards that served under Jabba and Bib Fortuna.

 

 

Another visitor is Dokk Strassi. He is the leader of the Trandoshan family who protects the city center and its business territories and a former employer to Fett during his work-for-hire days. Strassi wishes a thousand tidings to the new Daimyo of Mos Espa, saying, “May you never leave Mos Espa.” While this sounds more like a threat than a greeting of good faith, Fett accepts the tribute before welcoming the mayor’s Majordomo to the throne room.

 

And there he is. While Stephen Oyoung is credited as the performance artist for Dokk Strassi, Robert Rodriguez is credited on the cast list as Dokk Strassi. Based on the way it’s laid out in the credits, this probably means that the director just provided his voice to the character in post. This makes sense since he probably had more things to worry about behind the camera on the day of shooting.

 

 

via SlashFilm

 


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