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Author Topic: THE BOOK OF BOBA FETT (Delayed Spoilers)  (Read 1105 times)

Lurkndog

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THE BOOK OF BOBA FETT (Delayed Spoilers)
« on: December 29, 2021, 11:47:01 AM »
NOTE: New Boba Fett episodes drop on Wednesdays. Please keep this thread spoiler-free until the Saturday after an episode drops. After that, all topics for the current episode are open for discussion.

Episode 01 dropped this morning.

Short version: Good, but it doesn't move as quickly as I'd hoped. It's a 50/50 mix of story and backstory. There are a ton of flashbacks covering what happened to Boba Fett after the events of ROTJ. That comes at the expense of new storyline and character introductions.

What we see this episode seems to cover maybe half of what was shown in the trailers.

I think that's all I'm going to say for now. It's good, go watch it.
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Re: THE BOOK OF BOBA FETT (Delayed Spoilers)
« Reply #1 on: December 29, 2021, 05:44:15 PM »
I’ll agree with that assessment. I enjoyed it.

Listen carefully to what is being played in the cantina. It is subtle.

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Re: THE BOOK OF BOBA FETT (Delayed Spoilers)
« Reply #2 on: December 30, 2021, 10:57:49 PM »
I'm liking it so far. I would have prefered they put out more Mandalorian episodes, but I'm really liking that they can take the story in a different direction with Boba Fett. (He can be a bit more ruthless than Djin Djaren)

I remember a lot of fans wanting more of the seamier side of the Star Wars universe. With Mandalorian and now Book of Boba Fett, it must feel like a bonanza.

I really hope they don't fall into the rut Mandalorian made out of season two, which had far too much cameos for my tastes. I don't mind cameos, but I really like it when they introduce new characters insead of rehashing old ones. Star Wars has become far too small a universe, and it doesn't have to be.
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Re: THE BOOK OF BOBA FETT (Delayed Spoilers)
« Reply #3 on: December 31, 2021, 12:32:08 AM »
First episode didn't really grab my interest, but I'm willing to give it a few more weeks to get better. Way too many non-talking characters in the first episode for my liking.

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Re: THE BOOK OF BOBA FETT (Delayed Spoilers)
« Reply #4 on: January 03, 2022, 08:59:59 AM »
Spoiler Alert: Spoilers are now fair game for BOBF S01E01.

Someone online pointed out that the brief shot of Max Rebo in the cantina is significant in that Max Rebo was on Jabba's sail barge the day it blew up. So we have another character who survived its destruction.
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Re: THE BOOK OF BOBA FETT (Delayed Spoilers)
« Reply #5 on: January 03, 2022, 12:58:19 PM »
Did anyone notice the lack of subtitles? Like when aliens were talking, or an establishing shot telling you what a location was?

They really left a lot up to the viewer to figure out.

I did enjoy it, and I've always wanted to see Fett escape the Sarlacc pit since 1983, but it was kind of a slow pace.

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Re: THE BOOK OF BOBA FETT (Delayed Spoilers)
« Reply #6 on: January 03, 2022, 01:04:44 PM »
Did anyone notice the lack of subtitles? Like when aliens were talking, or an establishing shot telling you what a location was?

They really left a lot up to the viewer to figure out.

I did enjoy it, and I've always wanted to see Fett escape the Sarlacc pit since 1983, but it was kind of a slow pace.
I didn't care for the many, many parts that were either silent or lacked intelligible meanings. Between the Tuskens, Gamorreans, and the assassin folks, we had many characters with no meaningful speaking parts.

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Re: THE BOOK OF BOBA FETT (Delayed Spoilers)
« Reply #7 on: January 03, 2022, 08:18:22 PM »
Did anyone notice the lack of subtitles? Like when aliens were talking, or an establishing shot telling you what a location was?

They really left a lot up to the viewer to figure out.

I did enjoy it, and I've always wanted to see Fett escape the Sarlacc pit since 1983, but it was kind of a slow pace.
I didn't care for the many, many parts that were either silent or lacked intelligible meanings. Between the Tuskens, Gamorreans, and the assassin folks, we had many characters with no meaningful speaking parts.

But thats classic Star wars!
All the way back from the Holiday special..

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Re: THE BOOK OF BOBA FETT (Delayed Spoilers)
« Reply #8 on: January 03, 2022, 08:23:38 PM »
Spoiler Alert: Spoilers are now fair game for BOBF S01E01.

Someone online pointed out that the brief shot of Max Rebo in the cantina is significant in that Max Rebo was on Jabba's sail barge the day it blew up. So we have another character who survived its destruction.

Do we know it was specifically Max Rebo?
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Re: THE BOOK OF BOBA FETT (Delayed Spoilers)
« Reply #9 on: January 03, 2022, 08:29:49 PM »
Did anyone notice the lack of subtitles? Like when aliens were talking, or an establishing shot telling you what a location was?

They really left a lot up to the viewer to figure out.

I didn't notice. The story flowed well, and In hindsight, they didn't need to subtitle obvious stuff. Good job on their part.
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Re: THE BOOK OF BOBA FETT (Delayed Spoilers)
« Reply #10 on: January 04, 2022, 12:12:19 PM »
Do we know it was specifically Max Rebo?

He didn't speak or interact with anyone, or get called out by name, so not officially, yet.

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Re: THE BOOK OF BOBA FETT (Delayed Spoilers)
« Reply #11 on: January 05, 2022, 01:21:18 PM »
Episode 2 is out. Please hold off spoilers until Saturday.

Overall, a lot like Episode 1. I would say too many flashbacks, though I have a theory as to where they're going with the back story. More on that Saturday.

I've been trying to figure out what role Matt Berry is playing, apparently he's 8D8, the mummified protocol droid at Jabba's palace.

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Re: THE BOOK OF BOBA FETT (Delayed Spoilers)
« Reply #12 on: January 05, 2022, 01:41:08 PM »
I don't comprehend how people have this much tolerance for just needless nostalgia fluff.

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Re: THE BOOK OF BOBA FETT (Delayed Spoilers)
« Reply #13 on: January 05, 2022, 11:44:03 PM »
Episode 2 is out. Please hold off spoilers until Saturday.

I have opinions. Waiting patiently till Saturday.
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Re: THE BOOK OF BOBA FETT (Delayed Spoilers)
« Reply #14 on: January 06, 2022, 09:00:28 PM »
I thought episode 2 was a hell of a lot more fun than the first one.