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The Book of Boba Fett Episode 3 Review

This review contains spoilers for the third episode of The Book of Boba Fett, The Streets of Mos Espa, now available to view on Disney+. To remind yourself of where we left off, check out our site Review of The Book of Boba Fett series, episode two.

In 1995, a famous football expert once said “You can’t win anything with kids” after Manchester United’s young team lost to Aston Villa. But the comment came back to haunt him when Manchester United won the Premier League and FA Cup in the same season. Would that be the case with The Book of Boba Fett now that the series featured its young misfits in episode 3? That’s hope, given the new odds a former bounty hunter is set to face, as his past and present finally collide on the “Streets of Moss Espa”. But despite the fresh, young blood, this chapter acts as a somewhat superficial set of narrative elements for the remainder of the season at the expense of meaningful character development.

Bubba’s increasing benevolence may be a sign of his downfall. On the plus side, he was able to get a bunch of anxious guys to boost his muscular strength against the upcoming Pyke Syndicate. Adding to the long list of black women in the Star Wars universe, Sophie Thatcher (of Yellowjackets fame) plays the leader of the Alita: Battle Angel-Meet-Like-Akira-like Bike Gang who has upgraded their bodies with parts from robots as they wreak havoc on the locals with theft . These juvenile delinquents spell out the whole “we’ve been misunderstood, man!” Phoebe and it could give The Outsiders a run for their money. Some scenes show what they are capable of; A chase series through Mos Espa on speedy motorcyclists Teletubbies adds a touch of flare to the blazing scene — with a cyberpunk tune to run — but feels a little budgetary compared to the high-octane delight of the train’s motion in the previous episode.

Earlier, he helped the young Bubba survive a sneak attack by Black Krsantana while he was stuck in his Bakta tank, but it is a much less satisfying battle than the battle to remove the cantina he waged against the swooping gang. One has to wonder how the massive Wookie managed to get past her defenses, but Fennec Shand’s late-stage arrival hints that she may not be as loyal to her savior as previously thought. It sure would explain her frustrating lack of screen time, save for that opening fight scene and a few scathing comments here and there. But in the episode spending so much time pointing out future alliances – Bubba befriends a grudge and frees Krrsantan – and potential betrayal, the action and story feel pretty disjointed. And with all these new characters thrown into the mix, it wouldn’t take the time for the viewer to get a sense of anyone’s motives except for our eponymous hero.

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Of course, his name is on the title card, but even in The Mandalorian with supporting characters like Cobb Vanth and the Frog Lady, there was a real sense of who they were and what they represented. So far, there’s none of that in Boba Fett’s book, except for our titular captain still haunted by his childhood, a reminder of his cloned heritage every time he encounters a Stormtrooper’s helmet stuck at a height, and apparently his need to atone for the sins of a bounty hunter after giving him a second chance at life. . But the way his counter-hero’s journey is told feels somewhat pedestrian, and given the legend of this character, it can be argued that he deserves better than he gets, and so do the characters he connects with.

The decision to eliminate the Tusken clan that Bubba had made as an honorary member is an obvious and lazy one. Hardly any time is given to their deaths, but I believe they served their purpose to bring the bounty hunter back from the brink and show his heroic side. Now, their murders simply add pity to his journey and propel his plots forward while their names are lost to the ether.

Without Timuera Morrison, Boba Fett’s book might have completely stumbled upon this point. It brings warmth and depth without pretentiousness to a character who could have easily followed the arrogant path of an outlaw. Even when you feel a little bit painting by the numbers like in this class, Morrison keeps you rooted in your seat. Fingers crossed he’ll have fans on edge next week.

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