Warning: Vandals Ahead for Chapter 2 of “The Book of Boba Fett”
We did all Pretty excited to see our first watch back install for the first time of “The Book of Boba Fett” on Disney Plus, and even though it’s only 38 minutes long, deep down we’ve been secretly hoping it might just be one more tiny act. However, what it really did, was built up a lot of stories and now our patience with a compelling premiere is paying off.
Chapter 2, titled “Tatooine’s Tribe,” will blow your socks off. For starters, this episode is 13 minutes longer than the full one, running 51 total – almost a full hour. Only once before had “The Mandalorian” broken the 50-minute barrier and that was the first episode of the second season,”Chapter 9: Marshal“where Din Djarin helps Cobb Vanth and the people of Mos Pelgo defeat the dragon Krayt. And not a second is wasted in this week’s episode. (It’s interesting to note that rumors suggesting that the latest “Star Wars” Disney Plus show will start at Chapter 17 turned out to be false.)
We open with a thoroughly entertaining backdrop as Boba (Temuera Morrison) interrogates the assassin Fennec Shand (Ming-Na Wen) captured last week, ultimately hurling the prisoner into the famous Rancor pit in “Episode VI: Return of the Jedi. “The pit turned out to be empty in this week’s first example of subtle humor, very well-placed and just enough. It’s refreshing, fan service – the amount has changed in previous episodes. of “The Mandalorian” – also very well measured, it’s nicely placed and doesn’t detract from our viewing experience.
Perfectly paced and allows everything to be packed into a single episode, progressing the story without feeling rushed in any way. There’s an undeniable “The Godfather: Part II” feel to the way flashbacks are used to explain the character’s disappearance story and that may be intentional, the plot is about Rise of a crime boss. And while the flashback plot takes precedence over today’s events in this particular installment, this is only partial; it’s not the whole movie.
World building continues at a daily pace, and we’re treated to a longer interaction with Madem Garsa Fwip (Jennifer Beals) alongside the mayor of Mos Espa, an Ithorian named Mok Shaiz (Robert Rodriguez) language). He might look familiar since he’s of the same species as the memorable alien sometimes referred to as “Hammerhead” from the Mos Eisley cantina in “Episode IV: A New Hope.”
We’re then introduced to The Twins, a pair of Hutts siblings who believe the criminal empire on Tatooine once belonged to their cousin, the long-dead Jabba, now theirs. While these two super-sized slugs are a new addition to the “Star Wars” universe, we also get a first look at the hero’s live action. Black Krrsantan, a legendary Wookiee bounty hunter who appeared in several Marvel “Star Wars” comics. (It’s entirely possible that this legendary fortune soldier could reappear in the upcoming live-action TV show “Obi Wan Kenobi.”
Related: The best Star Wars gifts and deals
It’s proof to the writers, directors, and SFX designers that this show is churning out some phenomenal performances from both aliens and humans and especially Morrison, who doesn’t suspect a thing. would totally play the role of the galaxy’s most memorable bandit. Like “Rogue One”, the ending of this story is known in advance and therefore, it should fit in well with other existing episodes. In essence, this is the essence of a prequel. The only real question is, will the screenwriters put the work in to make this new addition to the whole worth it? And just like that surprise hit in the “Star Wars” series, this one is also full of surprises and clearly a labor of love for all involved.
Episode 2 has set an impressively high, new standard for “The Book of Boba Fett” and it will be a travesty if that standard is not maintained. It’s not deep, but it has a lot of depth – and there is a difference. For every bend there is a turn – and there are many.
One of the most interesting elements is that the world continues to be built on Tatooine, a planet we already know well… and one of the elements that host Jon Favreau continues to test for endurance. our. Not only are we seeing more of the Tusken culture, much more of that in the short term, but Mos Espa looks like a city at least as interesting as Mos Eisely, plus we get to admire what First official look at Tosche Station.
Immortalized in “Episode IV: A New Hope” as young Luke Skywalker agonizes over having to clean up the new R2-D2 and C-3PO he bought for his uncle. “But I’m going into Tosche station to pick up some power converters…” he groaned. And not only were we given this Easter egg, but the drinking couple were two characters from the original “Star Wars” that were removed from the final film in the editing room and for good reason. worth.
In the deleted scene, Biggs Darklighter, Laze Loneozner and Camie Marstrap will introduce the audience to Luke’s group of friends on Tatooine. Now, decades later, we see Laze and Camie once again harassed by Nikto cyclists who were drunk at the station after their raid… before Boba stepped in. and rip this place apart. He stole their higher speed bike and took them back to camp Tusken and we gave another great example of a lot of mess in this episode.
Upon delivery, we immediately thought the speed bikes were a gift to the tribe. We consider the Tusken riders to be already successful riders. But there’s so much more. Looks like they Not successful racers, OK, so they’ll need to be taught how to improve their skills. Ah, no… they have no skills and need to be taught from scratch. It’s hard to do justice to this scene by writing it down, but in less than a minute we bounced like a pinball and the result was thoroughly entertaining and enjoyable.
Then there’s the insight into Tusken culture and it’s a far cry from the barbarism we saw in “Episode II – Attack of the Clones” that kidnapped Shmi Skywalker for no reason whatsoever. fully explored. After the successful attack on Pyke Syndicate– the train runs through the desert and carrying Spice (used to make recreational drugs), Boba returns to the camp. In another set that helped us guess and highlight each layer of the subculture, we first believed that Boba would simply be rewarded. There was then perhaps a suggestion that he might be asked to go on a spiritual journey to further strengthen his relationship with the Tuskens. Maybe he can even grab some of that cool-sounding Spice.
Is not. He was given a small gecko-like creature. Not quite sure what was going to happen, it shot to the nose, surprising Boba as much as we did. But this cute creature will be the one to take him on a journey where he must find… well, his own wooden branch from a mystical tree. Going back to said branch, we see that it will be crafted for him by Tusken into a Gaderffii cane, or his own unique gaffi stick, in a montage or something. But no, Boba has to see it made. But still no, Boba will teach how to make it and he will do it himself.
At each natural breaking point of the story, a part of you thinks “that must be the end” but it’s not. And it only gets better. Once Gaderffii is completed, the wood and metal are shaped and polished, a ceremonial rite takes place around the campfire, where a Tusken rises and stands before Boba. Director Steph Green deftly shoots this movie in such a way that we form a semi-conscious assumption that a one-on-one confrontation with death has to happen for Boba to join the tribe…or some Dead game Man’s Boots is similar.
Instead, they started dancing. Excellent.
Green, whose episodes “The Preacher,” “The Man in the Castle,” and “The Watchman,” have clearly inspired some really great movies, including “The Godfather.” : Part II” aforementioned with “Solo: A Star Wars Story“and maybe even a little” Dances With Wolves. “There’s even a subtle nod to ‘Lawrence of Arabia’ and cinematographer Freddie Young with a very similar camera angle showing the Tusken Raiders rushing to the overturned train, although this is probably the case. More evident with Christian Alzmann’s concept art than the final photo.
This is a phenomenal episode that will hardly make it to the top next week. The dialogue is well written and placed only where it is needed. The action is not overwhelming and the photography is very effective, allowing the viewer to fully immerse themselves in what is happening. The episode’s director of photography is Dean Cundey, who has made an impressive list of films, including “Jurassic Park,” “The Thing,” “Apollo 13,” and all three “Back to” films. the Future”.
No, we can’t see much Shand this week, but that’s totally fine, there’s still plenty of time. Yes, there is a conversation going around right now Boba shouldn’t take off your helmet, something Judge Dredd never, has been done for over 40 years in 2000AD. And while I can see it – and almost agree with that – I can’t help but feel the case is a bit different and I’d rather see Morrison act. Maybe he could take it off a little less. You do it, it will work.
This second episode of “The Book of Boba Fett” is up there with “Battlestar Galactica” episode “33” (S01, E01) or episode “Star Trek: Discovery””That Hope is You Part 1“(S03, E01) or episode “Lost in Space” “Eulogy” (S01, E06) … or each episode in Season 1 of “The Expanse”… so we can’t wait to see what happens next.
Rating: I’ve never seen 9½ / 10
Seasons 1 and 2 of “The Mandalorian” are available to stream on Disney+, and so are episodes 1 and 2 of “The Book of Boba Fett,” along with every episode and every movie in the “Star Wars” universe.
https://www.space.com/book-of-boba-fett-episode-2-star-wars-recap ‘The Book of Boba Fett’ episode 2 kicks off live-action show about one device and then several