Wednesday, February 23, 2022

Did "The Book of Boba Fett" help or hurt the character?

There is some disappointment that the show "The Book of Boba Fett" didn't maintain the character's image as an amoral ruthless bounty hunter.  

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I wrote:

If I am being objective, I think that the show is great. The first four episodes give us character development in a way that is really good. The next two episodes are a complete detour, but great in their own right. I was very disappointed that the last episode didn't give us more of the great character development, but the last three episodes are fan service and pretty entertaining at that. 

It does not bother me that Boba Fett does not exactly fit the ruthless mystery man image that we have had of him for forty years. That character is one-dimensional. His story really started in the Mandalorian when he said that he was just a man trying to make his way in a complex universe. That defined the character going forward, and it gave him more depth. The fact that Boba is no longer a ruthless killer means that he has changed a little, perhaps mellowed, but it also means that he is seeking a new path. This is how it had to be, to make Boba into a good guy, unless you wanted a show about an amoral ruthless killer. Now, we need a Cad Bane spinoff.

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