The Book of Boba Fett Episode 2 is the second instalment of a science fiction action-adventure drama series, created by Jon Favreau based on George Lucas’ Star Wars franchise. The seven-part series follows the exploits of fan-favourite bounty hunter Boba Fett (from the original Star Wars trilogy) as he sets himself up as a crime lord on Tattooine, with fellow bounty hunter Fennec Shand.
Entitled “The Tribes of Tattooine”, The Book of Boba Fett Episode 2 follows the pattern laid down in the first episode. Basically, most of the episode is told in flashback as the titular character lies in a healing tank and recalls events from the recent past. Continuing from where the previous episode flashbacks left off i.e. as Fett gains the trust of the Tusken Raiders (the indigenous tribes of the Dune Sea) who had captured/rescued him after this encounter with the Sarlacc, at the beginning of Return of the Jedi.
Sure, The Book of Boba Fett Episode 2 depicts some present-day events but these are largely irrelevant compared to the time spent in flashback. And this is what makes this episode a very watchable one especially for diehard Star Wars fans eager to see more exploration into the lore itself. The episode spends a considerable time deep diving into the Tusken Raider culture as writer Jon Favreau makes parallels to Native American, Japanese and even African tribal customs in presenting this intriguing tapestry of a fan favourite Star Wars alien race.
Certainly, as per classic Star Wars, for The Book of Boba Fett Episode 2 there are allusions to the Western and Samurai movies of the past in the manner of presentation and the series spares no expense or effort to provide as realistic a vision as possible. Now that the flashbacks appear to be at an end, hopefully, the ‘present-day’ story can be just as powerful. So far, so good.
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