Book of Boba Fett suffers from Star Wars being stuck on Tatooine again

In my life I have actually been regularly tired, yet I don’t truly think that anything — other than maybe tv character Carson Daly — is naturally uninteresting. Topics that appear uninteresting typically simply haven’t been checked out with the ideal lens, and with the ideal developers and concepts, brand-new life can flower in almost any desert. Other than Tatooine. Apologies to all of the mindful work bringing that world back to life for The Book of Boba Fett, however I have actually carried on, and Boba ought to too.

Here, in no specific order, are a list of things that make Tatooine an irredeemably bad location to narrate:

  • It has 2 suns (one suffices!)
  • It’s a planet-sized desert. Deserts are not for individuals!
  • Tusken Raiders: They’re developed on an archetype that’s quite racist!
  • The coolest aspect of Tatooine is a bar. There are numerous of those.
  • Its entire offer is being a poor location! Star Wars had to do with a kid who disliked it a lot he registered for a war.
  • No, truly: The follow up trilogy developed a 2nd desert world since Tatooine freaking draws. 2 suns!

The Book of Boba Fett has actually attempted, valiantly, to make Tatooine more fascinating this time around, revealing all of us a bit more than Sarlacc pits and unlimited dunes. There’s an entire culture of criminal discussion, one Boba Fett avoids while everybody else welcomes it. There’s the cyberpunk cyclist gang of teenagers with body mods — which is honestly a terrific concept, simply one with no location to go. They’re on a desert world! There’s likewise the underworld half of the program, with Fett developing himself as a replacement criminal activity manager for Jabba the Hutt. This, nevertheless, has the exact same issue: There’s not a great deal of locations to do criminal offenses on Tatooine.

There’s possibility for a terrific story to be informed on Tatooine. Let George Miller rip the location a brand-new one, or set Terrance Nance loose on a dry acid journey. Something that would broaden the psychological and visual combination of live-action Star Wars the method Star Wars Visions carried out in animation. Up until now, there simply hasn’t been live-action method to the setting more engaging than the one initially utilized in 1979’s A Brand-new Hope: Tatooine is the stand-in for any location you frantically wish to leave.

This, more than any quibble about Boba Fett’s characterization — I agree with Temuera Morrison, the guy talks too much — is what holds The Book of Boba Fett back for me. Part of the character’s allure wasn’t simply the mystery, but the potential: What would it be like if we could follow that guy around the Star Wars universe instead of our fun but otherwise straight-edge heroes? That fantasy, however, is currently being fulfilled by The Mandalorian, which leaves The Book of Boba Fett in an unusual predicament, its protagonist eclipsed by the character designed to evoke him.

Yet the idea still allures: Would Boba Fett be any different from Din Djarin if he were the one we were following across the galaxy? Would he still desire to be a crime lord and not a bounty hunter? And would he want to be the same kind of crime lord he is attempting to be here, one that rules with respect over fear? These questions are fundamental to Star Wars, and the exact sort of thing that Tatooine is developed to stimulate. Because after all, the definitive shot on the planet isn’t of the endless dunes, nor the slums and moisture farms where meager livings are eked out. It’s of those damn twin suns, and the concept that anybody would do whatever they might to extricate them.

Jobber Wiki author Frank Long contributed to this report.