The identity crisis of “The Book of Boba Fett”

Erik Hackman, Staff Reporter

Boba Fett, a name that strikes fear into his bounties, a name that even Sith Lords know, but most of all, a name that every Star Wars fan knows.

Disney finally gave Boba Fett his own show and it is a mixture of Star Wars stories with the name of the bounty hunter in the title. “The Book of Boba Fett” started out by telling the story of how Boba escaped the Sarlacc pit and took over Jabba’s palace.

The show also depicts how Boba lost his armor, how he survived in the Tatooine desert and the troubles he faces when dealing with the tensions of the other gangs in Mos Espa. He recruits people to expand his faction and learns that the Pykes are attempting to take over Mos Espa.

The Pykes are using Tatooine to move Spice throughout the galaxy. Spice is an ingredient used to make a drug called Death Sticks in Star Wars.

The series as a whole is some of the best Star Wars action we have ever seen, but as a Book of Boba Fett show, we did not see as much of Boba Fett as we should have. In the comics and Star Wars legends, we see Boba Fett as a ruthless bounty hunter doing whatever he needs to for his job.

This show has a more tame version of Boba, they made him soft. He wants to rule Mos Espa with respect, which is in character of Boba, but the way the creators portray his character is the opposite.

The creators needed to make Boba more of a stern, fearful leader, instead of someone who barely turns to conflict. Boba Fett is ruthless. He strikes fear into people, and he does not take no for an answer.

Also, the creators made Boba Fett feel more like a secondary character in some of the episodes. Episodes five and six seem like they should be in “The Mandalorian” rather than in Boba Fett’s show.

These would be some of the best episodes in the series, if they were not in “The Book of Boba Fett.” The show has an identity crisis because it cannot decide what it wants to be.

It has all of these great story arcs, but they put them in a show that is supposed to be Boba Fett’s show. I enjoyed these episodes, but I want to see Boba Fett deal with his problems in his show.

The finale of the show had the highest highs and the lowest lows of the series. We had Din and Boba teaming up to fend off the Pykes, Freetown coming in to help the fight and we got to see Cad Bane fight Boba Fett.

A lot of the fight with the Pykes could have been solved with the use of Boba’s space ship, the Slave I, but he did not use it to minimize the destruction of Mos Espa. But, Boba did ride a Rancor into the battle to take out the Scorpenek annihilator droids the Pykes used.

At the end of the episode, we get to see a fight between Cad Bane and Boba Fett. This fight is important for both characters because  Bane was a mentor for Boba. This was a fight between teacher and student.

Overall, the show was great for Star Wars stories. As I said before, it is some of the best Star Wars content we have seen. But for a show about Boba Fett, it needs work.