Well, The Book of Boba Fett is over. I can honestly say I’m relieved. The show had its moments of brilliance (mainly when it was The Mandalorian 2.5) but ultimately, as a whole, the show was a bit ridiculous. There was too much going on, too many flashbacks, and not enough awesome Boba-ness. (Yes, they Disney-fied Boba Fett.)
Forget that though. Let’s talk about Luke Skywalker and his track record of being a TERRIBLE Jedi Master.
In The Last Jedi we see Luke as this grumpy, hopeless old man who wants nothing to do with the Jedi. Even when his sister begs for his help he goes about his business on Ahch-To with a scowl on his face, refusing to teach Rey the ways of the Jedi.
When he finally does decide to teach her the ways of the Force it’s with only one goal in mind; to show her why the Jedi are so awful. He has a point which only reaches a catalyst after his nephew Ben falls to the dark and destroys his Jedi Academy. He ends up infuriating Rey so badly that she found herself willing to trust Kylo Ren more than the very man who once saved the galaxy from the Empire and Palpatine. Ouch.
His nephew Ben turned to the dark because apparently Luke was being a terrible mentor and Snoke was able to manipulate him. Snoke, a twisted being who seems like the last person you should trust seemed more trustworthy than Ben’s uncle, Luke Skywalker.
Despite the obvious fact that the last two episodes of The Mandalorian, I mean, The Book of Boba Fett (😏) have been phenomenal that doesn’t excuse the major failures of this show. Just look at the IMDb scores for the first four episodes.
Chapter 1: 7.4/10
Chapter 2: 8.3/10
Chapter 3: 6.4/10
Chapter 4: 7.6/10
These scores reveal a show that’s ultimately mediocre and that’s not bad…until one remembers that this is a show about Boba Fett, one of the most beloved characters in the franchise.
I know it may seem like a long shot but hear me out. The Mandalorian has become one of the most universally loved properties in Star Wars. Just look at what happened last week when Mando took over an entire episode of The Book of Boba Fett. People couldn’t stop talking about it.
So, with all of this love for this character and his story, just imagine if there was ever a movie.
I could see The Mandalorian‘s third season leading up to a nail-biting cliffhanger whose story continues with a powerful conclusion in the form of a massive, epic movie that we could see in all formats, including IMAX.
It would be the biggest movie event for Star Wars fans since The Force Awakens.
And even though I’m pretty sure this won’t happen it’s always fun to dream, right?
I thank you for reading and I hope you have a wonderful day.
Yesterday’s episode of The Book of Boba Fett was, in a word, fantastic. From the first seconds to the last, I couldn’t stop smiling or squealing with joy. So, now we’re going to talk about that episode and all of its delightful treats. Enjoy!
Okay, okay, okay, that’s what I’m freaking talking about. I’m not going to say much to avoid spoilers, my spoiler review will be tomorrow, but I’ll give a somewhat accurate description of my reaction to this episode via emojis.
I’m so, so very happy right now.
I thank you for reading and I hope you have a tremendous day. May the Force be with you.