Every week I watch the latest episode of the latest Marvel or Star Wars Disney+ series at 3am but unfortunately yesterday, well, I fell asleep. I fell asleep hard. So I didn’t get around to a second viewing until today but when I did I liked what I watched.
I’m going to first announce that yes, this was my favorite episode so far. Whereas Chapter 2 was better but still had some personal kinks to iron out I found this particular episode delightful on so many levels.
The usage of droids in the episode was hilarious, the action finally felt fun to look at, and heck yeah, Boba’s ship came to play.
It felt like this episode made Boba Fett awesome again. There were moments when I was cheering with excitement and others when I was simply appreciating what I was seeing.
I don’t know what I was expecting but I wasn’t expecting to be bored. Unfortunately, I was.
Minor spoilers ahead!
The opening minutes of the episode were fantastic. Seeing a flash of Kamino got me giddy, the visualization of Boba Fett’s escape from the Sarlacc Pit was disgusting and absolutely everything I’ve ever wanted, and of course, I love seeing the Tusken Raiders. That, however, was the best part of the show for me. The rest was a snooze fest for me.
The trailer for The Book of Boba Fett came out yesterday and it was definitely surprising. I am not going to day the trailer blew my mind because it didn’t. In fact, if I’m being honest, it was kind of boring. But I am confident that the spin-off will be fun to watch for the duration of v is nine episodes. However, there was one thing I noticed that bothered me and I’m here to share my reservations with you.
The trailer’s main goal was to remind us that Boba is, in fact, the new boss of Tatooine and that he will apparently be a fair/ benevolent ruler but that’s where the problem of this trailer lies.
You see that post title. That’s the only title I could possibly think of to express my feelings for the fifth episode of The Mandalorian. I watched the episode a few hours ago and I decided to take a bit of time to digest what I had just seen because honestly, this series is starting to get to my emotions.
Rarely do I get to see something that is absolutely perfect from a franchise that I LOVE so much. Avengers: Infinity War was spectacular, comic-book movie perfection, but Endgame was…okay. It was good, really, really good, but it wasn’t Infinity War-level good.
Months after its release I find myself wishing that maybe the writers and directors had waited until 2020 to release the final Avengers movie because I feel it probably would’ve been better. The plot is so boring and predictable, the only thing the movie has going for it is that the story and characters were so interesting leading up to it that you can have a giant time-travel film and make it fun and entertaining. And with that stellar ending, it’s no surprise the movie would turn out to be the highest-grossing film of all time.
But still…it was disappointing. I’m not going to lie. Yes, it makes me cry my eyes out whenever I see it and yes, it is fundamentally a sound movie from beginning to end, but it wasn’t able to reach the standard I was hoping for.
The Mandalorian, week after week, has delivered phenomenal episodes with twists, turns, characters, and surprises that I don’t expect, and these days that is NEAR-IMPOSSIBLE! Continue reading ‘The Mandalorian’!→