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The Book of Boba Fett looks like a stopgap present. After The Mandalorian‘s second season bowled Star Wars followers over with the return of Luke Skywalker, Disney Plus confronted an extended wait for brand new live-action sequence.
Din Djarin’s third run of episodes doesn’t also have a release date but, whereas different reveals like Andor, Obi-Wan Kenobi, and Ahsoka are nonetheless a good bit away.
In sure respects, then, it is sensible to shortly inexperienced mild one thing that may recycle costumes and units from The Mandalorian, with a narrative largely restricted to the Tatooine sands. Fan reactions to The Book of Boba Fett have been blended, although, with many criticizing the gradual tempo of the story, boneheaded character selections, and quite low price range really feel.
But that doesn’t appear to have dissuaded critics, as Rotten Tomatoes have simply licensed it as ‘Fresh’ with a formidable 86% of critiques deemed optimistic.
For me, that rating comes with some massive caveats. There are only eight reviews listed on the site, seven optimistic and one destructive. In addition, many of the critiques have been posted early within the present’s run, which means they’re forming their opinion primarily based on one or two episodes at most.
I think a extra correct score for the present comes from the 1600 viewers critiques, which peg it at 60%. That feels about truthful for a present whose finest entry by far was successfully a bonus episode of The Mandalorian.
Having mentioned that, we nonetheless have two weeks to go, so maybe The Book of Boba Fett will wrap up itself up so satisfyingly that it’ll make all of the gradual plot improvement worthwhile. Those concerned are all proficient and educated a few galaxy far, distant, so I’m not giving up hope but.