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The Book of Boba Fett - December 2021, Disney +


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On 20/01/2022 at 22:17, Chindie said:

4th episode far better than 3. There's still something about this, things feel a little off (space mods still feels like something from a different universe) and not much seems to really be happening given we know where half the plot ends up.

 

I've still got the bizarre issue with the makeup and costumes that rips me out of it. I applaud the practical effects, went on the whole they're very well done, but the eyes are wrong. The eyes are too clearly human, which immediately places a barrier, for me, to buying into the thing. It makes it too evidently a guy in a suit or a mask. And then with the transdoshians they seem to use partial CG on them, mostly on the eyes, which look fake as fuck and are hugely distracting.

 

But that's purely nitpicky stuff. It's not bad.

The space mods bit was weird and the music seemed not to go quite, but then I realised it was Thundercat playing the modder, the coolest dude on the planet. 

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8 hours ago, MK-1601 said:

I know it's fashionable to use practical effects again, but this could do with fewer shit Flowerpot Men quality droid puppets. Matt Berry's character and the chefs in the last ep looked awful.


I think they look great!

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Ep. 4 definitely felt a lot better. The audio cue right at the end makes it obvious where this is going, but I kind of wish it wasn't and was doing things differently...

 

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I can see they need something like a Mando army to counter the apparent numbers and strength of the Pike Syndicate, although this series has done very little to show the serious threat level a load of fish in spacesuits actually represents.

 

But we're supposedly in a Galaxy where there's wretched hives of scum and villainy everywhere - why can't we get a load of other specialist mercs (like Crimson Corsair and a load of cool character designs) to be paid up muscle for hire. Using his connections he could amass a private army composed of the most fearsome bounty hunters, all united under the cash banner.

 

Or is the apparent `see him in a new light` twist that now he's honourable, Boba's trying to establish Mos Eisley as a safe, permanent home for all the Mando clans to live and unite under?

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1 hour ago, JohnC said:

I thought it was just alluding to 

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his team-up with Mando that we've already seen in the other show.

 

 

They've already had that team up by this point (the 'present day' scenes of him struggling to be a crime boss are set after Season 2 of The Mandalorian).

 

I have a feeling the next few episodes of BoBF are going to act as a theme setter for Season 3 of The Mandalorian, especially around

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Bo-Katan's little issue with Din Djarin being in charge of the Darksabre.

 

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I’ve really enjoyed this so far, not feeling any of the negative impressions that seem to be flying around!

 

 

The only bits I haven’t liked are the space mods (they even call them mods in the show for goodness’ sake!! “Modifications” plus space Vespas = mods lol), and the droids in the kitchen bit. Odd how people seem to have liked that bit, which made Boba look like one of the three stooges, yet bemoan him not being badass enough…

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16 hours ago, Pistol said:

 

The only bits I haven’t liked are the space mods (they even call them mods in the show for goodness’ sake!! “Modifications” plus space Vespas = mods lol), 

 

It breaks immersion, bikes with that post war design looks completely out of place.  I mean, who authorised that crap? It must have been some douche executive. 

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1 hour ago, Stevie said:

 

It breaks immersion, bikes with that post war design looks completely out of place.  I mean, who authorised that crap? It must have been some douche executive. 

 

As with everything Star Wars, no doubt the 'fans' will blame Katherine Kennedy.

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Although I still don't feel the Pikes (never heard of them) are any sort of threat. Why haven't the show-runners demonstrated some of their badassery to us? I mean, we got them killing unarmed farmers, and they killed a small number of Tuskens offscreen, but none of that built them up for me. Are they super numerous, or just individually good at fighting? No idea.

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39 minutes ago, Festoon said:

 

As with everything Star Wars, no doubt the 'fans' will blame Katherine Kennedy.

 

Shes out of Star Wars now, isn't she? I seem to remember hearing something about it.

Edit: yes, she appears to be out.

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33 minutes ago, abc said:

Although I still don't feel the Pikes (never heard of them) are any sort of threat. Why haven't the show-runners demonstrated some of their badassery to us? I mean, we got them killing unarmed farmers, and they killed a small number of Tuskens offscreen, but none of that built them up for me. Are they super numerous, or just individually good at fighting? No idea.

 

It wasn't the Pikes killing the farmers and tuskens was it? That was a biker speeder gang. The Pikes are the fish guys with the helmets off the train. It'll presumably turn out that they're paying the bikers to run people off the land or something but right now we've got two separate "threats", neither of which has been very clearly defined, and neither of which is actually threatening the hero. 

 

That's one of the problems I have with this show - we're four episodes in and the bad guys and the stakes just aren't clear. With Mando, it was clear from the first episode - the empire wants to turn the baby Yoda into mince and the hero has to stop that happening. That's all you need. They got two seasons out of that. With this, it's what? He wants to be a crime lord who doesn't do crimes?

 

That negotiation scene in the last one was hilarious. "You're either with me or I'm on my own." This had better be going the Stringer Bell goes to business school route, where he discovers he can't beat the system playing by its rules so he has to go fully Boba on everyone.

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57 minutes ago, abc said:

Although I still don't feel the Pikes (never heard of them) are any sort of threat. Why haven't the show-runners demonstrated some of their badassery to us? I mean, we got them killing unarmed farmers, and they killed a small number of Tuskens offscreen, but none of that built them up for me. Are they super numerous, or just individually good at fighting? No idea.

Well Crimson Dawn was afraid to openly cross them. So even Maul was a little afraid of them.

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On 20/01/2022 at 14:36, Pob said:

I’m growing to like this version of Boba Fett. Instead of some ultimate badass who’s too cool to speak we find out he’s someone who threatens small droids, accidentally inhales lizards and forgets where he left his clothes. 

He's been my favorite character forever, although I can't help but laugh at this. Slippery little bugger.

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