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Author Topic: THE BOOK OF BOBA FETT (Delayed Spoilers)  (Read 7788 times)

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Re: THE BOOK OF BOBA FETT (Delayed Spoilers)
« Reply #45 on: January 18, 2022, 11:42:30 PM »
Could be that they are relatively new and have not yet succomb to Tatooine's persistent, thousands of years old curse of techno-decay.

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Re: THE BOOK OF BOBA FETT (Delayed Spoilers)
« Reply #46 on: January 19, 2022, 12:13:38 AM »
Could be that they are relatively new and have not yet succomb to Tatooine's persistent, thousands of years old curse of techno-decay.

They're all young. They might have come to Tatooine from another planet recently. Would explain the difference in their style. It's not a huge hurdle, just a nitpick for me.
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Re: THE BOOK OF BOBA FETT (Delayed Spoilers)
« Reply #47 on: January 19, 2022, 09:14:46 AM »
Episode 4 dropped this morning. No spoilers until Saturday.

I can't say I was disappointed with this one, it was solid and bears rewatching. It just didn't explode like I wanted it to. More on that Saturday.

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Re: THE BOOK OF BOBA FETT (Delayed Spoilers)
« Reply #48 on: January 19, 2022, 06:18:01 PM »
It was not bad. The last minute of it makes a promise that needs to be delivered upon.

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« Reply #49 on: January 20, 2022, 01:32:23 AM »
Haven’t seen 4 yet, but the fight with the Wookie in 3 was awesome.
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Re: THE BOOK OF BOBA FETT (Delayed Spoilers)
« Reply #50 on: January 20, 2022, 02:08:15 AM »
Really liked this one. Waiting on spoiler protection for further commentary.
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Re: THE BOOK OF BOBA FETT (Delayed Spoilers)
« Reply #51 on: January 21, 2022, 11:58:26 AM »
E3 had the right beats. The cyberpunk Power Ranger Vespagang was dumb. They're dressed all wrong. This is Tatooine - not come urban core-world. I do not like the "cyberpunk" style elements in Outer Rim context. It's the Outer Rim, I want it dirty, used and grimy.

E4, was better than E3, I have some gripes which leads me to a global pre-emptive opinion that's forming for me...

I feel they're riding the edge with me on what I expect from Boba Fett. He came in strong in the Mandalorian, and now... it's like for "storytelling" purposes (The whole bacta-tank flashback thing) they've downgraded his competency and aggression he showed in the Mandalorian. I *expected* him to come into this kicking motherfuckers skulls in, going toes with any/all comers with naked aggression. I feel like for SOME reason the Galactically known name of "Boba Fett" magically lost currency.

For storytelling purposes I could rationalize this but it's not been shown in the show. Remember in the Mandalorian he took *ZERO* shit from actual active Mandalorians and gave zero-fucks about standing up to them - while in Book of Boba Fett... that aggression against far less competent enemies seems... "toned down".

So I'm sitting on the fence, I'm not giving up yet.

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Re: THE BOOK OF BOBA FETT (Delayed Spoilers)
« Reply #52 on: January 21, 2022, 09:02:29 PM »
I think that is the point with the gang. They are new and fresh and stand out like a sore thumb - like tourists really.

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« Reply #53 on: January 22, 2022, 12:01:25 PM »
Spoilers for Episode 4... have been been approved.

So Boba's glitterpunks are called Mods. I like it. It's short, fitting, and it's a name that's unique to Star Wars. It appears the Mods are a local subculture, since the mod parlor was over in Mos Eisley. Not just a small group of offworlders. They have a support network.

I really appreciated the brief scene of Slave-1 flying up on the biker gang and machinegunning the lot of them. You want old school Boba, there you go.

I didn't like the sarlacc scene nearly as much. Too much slapstick.

Hopefully the announcement that Boba is fully healed means no more bacta tank flashbacks.

Here's a question: if Boba is the new Jabba, does he also run Mos Eisley? In the original Star Wars, Jabba was a household name in Mos Eisley, and even shows up there in person in the infamous deleted scene. But I didn't get the impression that Jabba was running Mos Eisley. The Empire was running the town. Perhaps Mos Eisley was the Empire's headquarters on Tatooine, and Jabba was allowed to run Mos Espa openly, and just the underground in Mos Eisley.

Is the New Republic stationed in Mos Eisley now?

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Re: THE BOOK OF BOBA FETT (Delayed Spoilers)
« Reply #54 on: January 22, 2022, 12:16:02 PM »
I liked getting a flashback to Fennec's rescue, and some backstory to establish their relationship.

I'm not sure I wanted it here, though.

Episode 3 ended with "The Pykes are invading!" and Episode 4 doesn't pay that off, but instead just drops that thread completely.

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Re: THE BOOK OF BOBA FETT (Delayed Spoilers)
« Reply #55 on: January 22, 2022, 08:21:02 PM »
I like how they spelled out Boba Fett's changes after being a Sarlacc munchie and then hanging out with the Sandpeople to get his wind back.

He's tired of being a flunkie, and he's tired of being a loner. That's understandable. And it's almost meta. He's trying to become a named character instead of the flunkie who gets tossed down a sand monster pit.
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Re: THE BOOK OF BOBA FETT (Delayed Spoilers)
« Reply #56 on: January 22, 2022, 11:28:35 PM »
Here's a question: if Boba is the new Jabba, does he also run Mos Eisley?

Probably not until Fett throws his weight around enough to establish that he's Captain Baddass (with two Ds for a double dose of pimpin') who is indeed the Boss Man of Tatooine.

Having a new rancor will probably pull a lot of weight once word gets out.

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« Reply #57 on: January 23, 2022, 04:52:10 AM »
I like how they spelled out Boba Fett's changes after being a Sarlacc munchie and then hanging out with the Sandpeople to get his wind back.

He's tired of being a flunkie, and he's tired of being a loner. That's understandable. And it's almost meta. He's trying to become a named character instead of the flunkie who gets tossed down a sand monster pit.

And explains why he saves Fennec, spares the two Gamorreans, hires the unemployed mods and lets Krrsantin go (so he can hire him later). They're all the same kind of disposable flunkies like he once was.

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Re: THE BOOK OF BOBA FETT (Delayed Spoilers)
« Reply #58 on: January 25, 2022, 12:30:15 AM »
I read an article that said the actor playing Boba thinks he "talks too much" and would have skipped much of his lines if given a choice (he wasn't). While I agree that a less talkative Boba would have seemed more fitting, that might push him closer to feeling like the lead from Mandalorian (at least early on) and there are already a lot of non-speaking parts in Book of Boba.

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Re: THE BOOK OF BOBA FETT (Delayed Spoilers)
« Reply #59 on: January 25, 2022, 05:57:48 PM »
I read an article that said the actor playing Boba thinks he "talks too much" and would have skipped much of his lines if given a choice (he wasn't). While I agree that a less talkative Boba would have seemed more fitting, that might push him closer to feeling like the lead from Mandalorian (at least early on) and there are already a lot of non-speaking parts in Book of Boba.
I don't really agree. Boba is by no means chatty, and most of his dialog is focused and terse, in keeping with previous depictions in ESB.

The only time he gets really chatty is when he's talking with the Rancor handler, and that whole scene is an absolute gem. Hope we see more of Danny Trejo this season.

I also feel that showing his face more has made the scenes with Boba in armor better, as we understand what's going on behind the mask a lot more.
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