Why in the blue fuck do people who call themselves Star Wars fans hate everything else about the franchise other than the original trilogy? It seems for the past 20 years of so, fans have gone to extreme lengths to voice their distaste for the franchise. Not even Star Trek fans have this intolerable hatred for Star Wars.
I used to watch The Simpsons but stopped after the quality dropped off big time about five years ago. I gave up on The Walking Dead after a few seasons. It’s very easy to turn your back on a show or franchise when you don’t like it anymore.
Yet for some reason, more and more fans seem to watch every new movie, every new series with utter distaste. I recently watched Solo the other day the first time in years. It wasn’t the best but at least it showed a different view of all the non-Skywalker-related events. I didn’t care for Rogue One but I know a lot of people liked it. I don’t write constant posts about how much it wasn’t good in my opinion.
The Book of Boba Fett, so far, has been liked by everyone I know. But as Jerry Seinfeld may have said, “Who are these people?” I’ve read a few online articles from mediums I can’t remember who nitpick every second of every episode. And of course, online reviews at http://www.imdb.com, the Mecca of online entertainment trolls.
The series began reviving Boba, who was last seen in Return of the Jedi falling into the Great Pit of Carkoon and being eaten by the Sarlaac. But since the Sarlaac has a slow digestive system, Boba came to consciousness and was able to dig his way out. In many way, it was spiritual as Boba was reborn.
Being rescued and trained by the Tusken Raiders, he took over the palace belonging to the late Jabba the Hutt and took over his reign. Of course, he got involved in all the politics going on Tatooine and especially Mos Espa with the Pyke Syndicate and the spice trade. Unlike The Mandalorian, which was more episodic, The Book followed a more serial take as Boba (Temuera Morrison) and his right-hand lieutenant, Fennac Shand (Ming-Na Wen), built their own crime syndicate.
The series was full of amazing action scenes directed by Robert Rodriguez, Dave Fiolini and Bryce Dallas Howard, who is proving that she has some good directing skills just like her father, Ron, who directed Solo. Some of the criticism was that they brought Mandolorian Din Djarin (Pedro Pascal) back in the last three episodes to help Boba battle the Pyke. And the sixth show brought back Grogu, aka Baby Yoda, being trained by Luke Skywalker. This episode also brought in Cobb Vanth (Timothy Olyphant), marshal of Freetown, who once wore Boba’s armor.
Both The Mandalorian and The Book of Boba Fett have brought in characters introduced in the popular animated series The Clone Wars and Rebels, such as Cad Bane (voiced by Corey Burton as he did in the animated series) and Ashoka Tano (Rosario Dawson). I never got into the animated series but seeing this all interconnected ads more flavor to the Star Wars universe.
I’m certain that a lot of the events in both The Book and The Mandalorian will be explored further in the upcoming Ashoka Tano series. Even though it’s supposed to be a prequel series, I wouldn’t be surprised if we learn some things in the upcoming Obi-Won Kenobi series.
I’ve been a Star Wars fan ever since I can remember. I understand it’s just a kids franchise. But the biggest problem facing writers Jon Favreau and the directors is how to balance new material with what the fans are used to. The introduction of Black Krrsantan was a great move.
I’m looking forward to what happens in the next season.
What do you think? Please comment.