Chapter One: The Book of Boba Fett Review

Title logo font for Disney Plus series the book of boba fett. Red and green

This is a review for The Book of Boba Fett starring Temuera Morrison and Ming-Na Wen. A Disney Plus spin-off series to The Mandalorian. All set in the Star Wars universe.

It’s a great first episode to start off this series.

The Book of Boba Fett. Courtesy of Disney Plus/Lucasfilm

It’s awesome that they visually addressed what happened with Boba Fett. This was directly following the tragic events that left Fett being caught up in the Sarlacc pit in Star Wars: Return of the Jedi (1983).

Return of the Jedi (1983). Image Courtesy of Lucasfilm

There were many back and forth flashbacks to present time. It works well for the first episode to build more context. However, not overly fond of flashbacks being used for too long to drive a plot. (Referring to the show CW’s Arrow that had worn flashbacks into the ground).

A very strong opening, that brings the same high consistency of quality since The Mandalorian. Loved seeing the power dynamic shift to Boba Fett, in a place where Jabba the Hutt once ruled. There’s also so many cameo call-back to the movies and the props that are featured.

The main theme music by Ludwig Göransson is very unique. The heavy tribal style drumming beat and violins combined with trumpets that give off Godfather movie vibes. This captures the theme that this show is focusing on; for Boba Fett being an underworld crime boss. It’s perfect, and of course the deep choir voices in there for that menacing Star Wars feel.

The Book of Boba Fett is available to stream now on Disney Plus.

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Steven Soper
Steven Soper

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