The Book of Boba Fett Episode 1 Review: Stranger in a Strange Land

The Book of Boba Fett Episode 1 ‘Stranger in a Strange Land’ is now out. The much-awaited Disney+ Star Wars series’ first episode is directed by Robert Rodriguez and written by Jon Favreau. The series stars Temuera Morrison and Ming-Na Wen, Jennifer Beals and David Pasquesi. The duration of the first episode is 35 minutes approx.

The synopsis reads, “Boba Fett holds court”.

The Book of Boba Fett Episode 1 Review/Recap Contains Spoilers

When ‘The Book of Boba Fett’ was announced last year, everyone wondered what it would cover. We saw Boba in full-fledged action in The Mandalorian Season 2. So what exactly will the series show? Well, the first episode has not cleared that mystery yet. But they have answered some questions.

In The Book of Boba Fett Episode 1, writer Jon and director Robert show what happened to him at the Sarlacc Pitt in the Return of the Jedi. The episode shows how he manages to stay alive and loses his Mandalorian armour (beskar’gam). The series follows a non-linear narrative style.

The makers take us back and forth by showing the struggles and challenges Boba Fett faced after the events of Return of the Jedi. He gets captured and knocked out by the Jawas and the Tusken Raiders. The story then shifts to the timeline where Boba has taken over as the new crime lord of Tattooine along with his loyal associate and Assasin Fennec Shand (Ming-Na Wen).

Greetings and congratulatory messages come in for new crime lord Boba Fett. We get a look at his shiny and powerful armour. His anger seems to have gone away as he has toned down his violent behaviour. But trouble hasn’t changed for him. Boba gets attacked even in Tattooine. Thankfully, here he has Fennec Shand to fight by his side.

The Book of Boba Fett Episode 1 Still

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With episode 1, writer Jon Favreau filled the gaps and answered the questions we had when Boba first appeared in The Mandalorian. From Boba’s reaction to his father Jango Fett’s death to how he survived in the Sarlacc Pitt, the sequences shown are quite grim. But we are also left wondering what the series is actually about. There’s not much clear hint on the same. The episode felt short and partly satisfying.

Actor Temuera Morrison portrays two different Bobas: one from the past and one from Tattooine. One is always ready to fight and beat the sh*t out of someone, while the other has calmed down. Temuera does an excellent job and piques our interest in what he has to deliver in the future. Fennec Shand actor Ming-Na Wen has been and continues to be a bada$$!

Ludwig Göransson, The Mandalorian composer, returns to compose the music for The Book of Boba Fett. It’s played at the end of the episode. I had chills as soon as the music started. 

The Book of Boba Fett Review: Final Thoughts

Overall, it’s a decent start to a show that has been well-kept under wraps. It’s nice to get the answers we’ve been waiting for. We also meet some characters that might play a key role further. Let’s hope the tale continues to uncover all the mysteries with each episode.

The episode is now streaming on Disney+.

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The Book of Boba Fett Episode 1 Review: Find out some answers to some unanswered questions about Boba.

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