The Book of Boba Fett Episode 3 is the third 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 Streets of Mos Espa”, The Book of Boba Fett Episode 3 finally spends most of its duration in the ‘present time’ setting of the series. Sure, there is still one significant flashback to help set up the unfolding plot line and this involves the Pike crime syndicate and the unfortunate fate of Boba Fett’s Tusken Raiders family. Certainly, the series is beginning to look more like the Star Wars crime story it was touted to be.
As usual, the nostalgic fan-service for diehard Star Wars fans is on point throughout. Thus, even though the presentation of certain story elements may seem strange or quaint – like the teenaged gang that Fett picks up along the way – it all makes sense in the context of Star Wars lore, in any case. So in that sense, writer-creator Jon Favreau certainly demonstrates that he knows exactly what he is doing.
Danny Trejo – a frequent collaborator of director Robert Rodriguez – makes a guest appearance as a Rancor (!) trainer – and one cannot help feel that this corner of the Disney+ Star Wars universe is in the capable hands of rabid fanboys. Creative fanboys who are obviously having the time of their lives playing with these toys in the Star Wars sandbox. And us diehard fans reap the rewards!
Thankfully, The Book of Boba Fett Episode 3 proves conclusively that even without extensive use of the flashbacks, the series is more than able to deliver on its promise of an exciting Star Wars crime story! Recommended!
Now streaming on Disney+.
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