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The Book of Boba Fett
« on: January 08, 2022, 01:48:59 PM »
Alright... this just started... and what a brutal 1st episode.  Episode 2 really smooth a few pieces out... but I will say I'm a bit surprised Boba Fett did what he did.  I Won't go into it as much right now.

Who is watching?  Who's excited for the series?  Post it up!



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Re: The Book of Boba Fett
« Reply #1 on: January 09, 2022, 08:23:23 PM »
Knowing Disney's track record when it comes to the Star Wars franchise, I did not look forward to watching this. And I had no intentions of viewing. But this post stirred my curiosity.

First episode, I quickly realized that this is not the Boba Fett of the original trilogy. Just isn't him. This is a take on the character. Okay I get that, we will give it a chance. I am glad I waited until there was a second episode. Even though I liked how the story started, I just did not like the first episode. I am not going to go into what I did not like because that would be spoilers. But the second episode I got into it. I felt it was good and it made me  want to see more. To me this series has an overall better production value than the Mandalorian. Sorry but the Mandalorian just did not click with me.

For some reason there is just something about the story telling in some of the Disney original series that just does not satisfy or rubs me the wrong way. For example, that first Boba Fett episode just did not feel complete.
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Re: The Book of Boba Fett
« Reply #2 on: January 18, 2022, 09:22:47 PM »
Having finally caught up, this show is not what I expected based on the way they portrayed Boba in the Mandalorian. I definitely agree with most of the internet right now, it's kind of boring and the CGI is some of the worse I've seen in a good while. However, the Tusken Raider storyline is pretty good.

I'll keep watching to see how it ends but this is just solidifying my opinion that Boba Fett should've just stayed dead in the Sarlac Pit.

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Just saw Episode 4 and it was a much better episode. Hopefully this level of quality continues.
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Re: The Book of Boba Fett
« Reply #3 on: January 20, 2022, 01:20:39 AM »
Finished the 4th episode.. I am very much enjoying this.

Of course it is not the "Boba Fett from the original trilogy"; that rendition of Boba died in the Sarlac pit back in Return of the Jedi.  However, if you followed Boba from Attack of the Clones when Jango Fett dies and in The Clone Wars as he survives as a young bounty hunter, you see character development.  This Boba has faced death and survived beyond Jabba the Hutt.

For those who were disappointed in anything in the first episode, by the time you get to the 4th episode, many of those complaints will be addressed in the storyline.  I thoroughly enjoyed what I have seen of this so far.  Also, casting Temuera Morrison, the same actor who played Jango Fett and Commander Cody (and all of the other clones), along with Ming-Na Wen (Fennec in Clone Wars: The Bad Batch and Melinda "The Cavalry" May in Marvel's Agents of Shield) is paying off quite well!

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Re: The Book of Boba Fett
« Reply #4 on: January 21, 2022, 12:07:44 AM »
Of course it is not the "Boba Fett from the original trilogy"; that rendition of Boba died in the Sarlac pit back in Return of the Jedi.  However, if you followed Boba from Attack of the Clones when Jango Fett dies and in The Clone Wars as he survives as a young bounty hunter, you see character development.  This Boba has faced death and survived beyond Jabba the Hutt.

I think that's the problem for me though (I haven't watched any other Star Wars shows besides the Mandalorian, so I believe you.) I have no problem with him having some type of redemption arc and having character development, but in D+ his character is inconsistent. He's talking about seeing too much death and bloodshed but at the end of the Mandalorian he just shoots Bib Fortuna dead without saying a word. Feels like they maybe had two different types of Boba Fett's in mind and possibly the show had rewrites since. Then again, the rest of the show might clear things up.

I wouldn't call it a bad show, but not one that I feel is doing the character justice. Din Djarin feels much more consistent as a character.

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Re: The Book of Boba Fett
« Reply #5 on: January 22, 2022, 01:09:49 AM »
If you want a great story of a Mandolorian (outside of Din Djarin and Boba Fett), Bo Katan's backstory in The Clone Wars and Star Wars: Rebels, before she appears in The Mandolorian is pretty great.

The Clone Wars series goes pretty deep into world building the culture and history of Mandolore.  I was pretty excited that they were able to use the same actress (Katie Sackoff) for both live action and voice acting the character of Bo Katan.

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Re: The Book of Boba Fett
« Reply #6 on: January 24, 2022, 09:55:10 AM »
There was a trilogy of books, which were considered canon, about Boba Fett published following the original three movies. In them he did escape from that pit and went about being Boba Fett. He did not die. That Boba Fett is not the Disney Boba Fett. Disney has made Boba Fett in their own image with this series. I am feeling that way about a lot of stuff that Disney does. The whole Star Wars franchise is made into the Disney image, at least everything that they have touched and created.
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Re: The Book of Boba Fett
« Reply #7 on: January 25, 2022, 06:57:13 PM »
I never read the extended Star Wars books and media.  Coming from growing up on the movies in the eighties is my reference point.  It would not surprise me if most people watching the show started watching Star Wars when Disney Plus started showing the various series.

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Re: The Book of Boba Fett
« Reply #8 on: January 26, 2022, 11:07:07 PM »
The episode tonight was awesome.  The series is really picking up now!  Severe cool cross points happened… and well as other events.

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Re: The Book of Boba Fett
« Reply #9 on: January 28, 2022, 01:59:13 PM »
Episode 5 was great and I hope it keeps up with the last half of the season. Having Boba Fett be the brains and
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Re: The Book of Boba Fett
« Reply #10 on: January 30, 2022, 03:24:56 PM »
yes... agreed.  And it's interesting that
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the remainder of the Mandalorian were still so hard pressed to not let Mando atone.  They're down to 3 frickin people.  Really?  I get being disciplined, but sometimes you have to look inward or sacrifice dying out.  Maybe it's that important to them.  I guess that's why there are only 3 left as well.

I also wonder if this means they're going to merge the shows from here on out.


I am pumped for the next episode!


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Re: The Book of Boba Fett
« Reply #11 on: February 10, 2022, 12:00:14 AM »
Episode 7 / Season Finale

Thought it was good and tied up most loose ends. Now it just feels like...

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...it was just another show to progress Din's story as opposed to Boba's specifically. Sure he succeeded in what he was planning to do but the path to get there seemed kind of bland and ended up secondary to Din and Grogu's.

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Re: The Book of Boba Fett
« Reply #12 on: February 10, 2022, 11:38:49 PM »
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The finale seemed like too much was forced into a short time.  That could have easily been a two-episode arc.  There was no tension, no breathing room between the fight scenes.

I am disappointed that a certain bounty hunter died off so quickly.  Those familiar with the Clone Wars would recognize how much of an integral character Cad Bane was.   The interaction with Boba, and even with Fennec, was very out of character for him.

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Re: The Book of Boba Fett
« Reply #13 on: February 12, 2022, 12:22:30 PM »
So disappointed this was a season FINALE...  Happy it's only a season finale... but these shows (IE Hawkeye, Loki, and Boba Fett) could EASILY have been extended 2-3 more shows.

With that said... what a finale...
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and I absolutely dug the battle scene.  The biggest head-smacker was everyone shooting at the rancor lol... come on guys.

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Re: The Book of Boba Fett
« Reply #14 on: February 13, 2022, 02:52:55 PM »
Also -
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Everyone running in straight line?!  soo....  the droid missed them?

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Re: The Book of Boba Fett
« Reply #15 on: February 14, 2022, 06:29:12 PM »
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Everyone running in straight line?!  soo....  the droid missed them?


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Nearly that entire scene made me shake my head. Just seemed like they needed to pad things up to fill in time. The plot armor was strong in this episode.

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Re: The Book of Boba Fett
« Reply #16 on: February 14, 2022, 07:28:24 PM »
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Everyone running in straight line?!  soo....  the droid missed them?


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Nearly that entire scene made me shake my head. Just seemed like they needed to pad things up to fill in time. The plot armor was strong in this episode.


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Yeah, I was talking about plot armor to SpartanEVO concerning the same.  BV, at least they were not running in a straight line while being run over by a giant donut like in Prometheus... guh!

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Re: The Book of Boba Fett
« Reply #17 on: February 14, 2022, 08:28:57 PM »
So disappointed this was a season FINALE...  Happy it's only a season finale... but these shows (IE Hawkeye, Loki, and Boba Fett) could EASILY have been extended 2-3 more shows.
It is not like they are under any type of time restraints, like a normal network TV program. They could have had the finale go 90 minutes. The episodes could be the length needed to tell that particular chapter of the story, like a book.

I have ended up with mixed feelings about the series as a whole so far.
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Re: The Book of Boba Fett
« Reply #18 on: February 14, 2022, 11:14:43 PM »
So disappointed this was a season FINALE...  Happy it's only a season finale... but these shows (IE Hawkeye, Loki, and Boba Fett) could EASILY have been extended 2-3 more shows.
It is not like they are under any type of time restraints, like a normal network TV program. They could have had the finale go 90 minutes. The episodes could be the length needed to tell that particular chapter of the story, like a book.

I have ended up with mixed feelings about the series as a whole so far.

I think it's more of a budget constraint. The longer the runtime, or more episodes, just means more money spent on CGI plus the actors salaries. I can't imagine how much money it took to do Luke Skywalker in this show.

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Re: The Book of Boba Fett
« Reply #19 on: February 19, 2022, 10:19:06 AM »
I'm sure it cost a pretty penny.  I'm not sure how companies do this today... IE does Disney Sub out the work?  Do they have all the equipment and they're upgrading it in house.. therefore, maybe they had extra capacity so the cost was technically sunk?

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Re: The Book of Boba Fett
« Reply #20 on: July 05, 2022, 11:03:04 PM »
This video is a pretty good summary of what happened in chronological order. The motivation makes a bit more sense when things are in that order.


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Re: The Book of Boba Fett
« Reply #21 on: July 26, 2022, 02:55:16 PM »
@Grindspine  --> I'll check that out.

 

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