12 thoughts on “Boba Fett

  1. cthulhu

    I may be a minority of one, but IMHO the original Star Wars is great, the next two were so-so at best, and the three “prequels” were drek, pure and simple.

    Donning my asbestos suit now…

    1. JP Gibb

      Not so much a minority as you think. It’s been my experience that Empire rather than ANH is thought of as the better film of the original trilogy, but the prequels are almost universally panned.

      1. cthulhu

        I’m well aware that Empire rather than Star Wars (I refuse to call it “A New Hope”) is often held up as the best of the original three, but it does nothing for me except, perhaps, show that Star Wars and American Graffiti were flukes in the career of one George Lucas (oh, and coming up with the story for Raiders of the Lost Ark).

  2. Leland

    I thought the prequels gave us the backstory of Boba Fett. He’s a clone of a man selected for his warrior traits. At a young age, Boba watches as his father is slayed by Jedi. Eventually, Boba wears his father’s warrior suit and offers his services to the Empire. Given the opportunity, he’s likely to shoot first. The original trilogy shows how he dies (some books suggest he escapes). I think we know all there is to know about Boba Fett.

    Give fanboys what they want: Admiral Thrawn

    1. John Schilling

      In order to know all there is to know about Boba Fett, we would need to develop a cure for traumatic amnesia so that we could remember his backstory in “The Star Wars Holiday Special”. And if you’re going to do that, wouldn’t a caffeine-fueled all-nighter with the Necronomicon be safer?

      Happy Life Day.

  3. McGehee

    George Lucas licensed hundreds, if not thousands of “extended universe” stories about not only the characters who were actually in movies, but characters those characters may have ridden the same subway train with (not necessarily at the same time). It would surprise me if somebody didn’t pitch a movie about some character that has ten times as many degrees of separation from the movies as we have from Kevin Bacon.

  4. Edward Wright

    With Disney’s other recent acquisition, we could see a Star Wars / Avengers crossover.

    “Use the Hulk, Luke!” :-)

    On a more serious note, they could adapt the scripts from the unfilmed John Carter movies, with appropriate changes to the character and planet names.

    I think any Star Wars film could be great with the right director, who is already under contract to Disney/Pixar. I refer, of course, to Brad Bird.

  5. Thomas Matula

    Boy you guys are old fashion, thinking movies, especially when part of a franchise, are about telling a story. What an outdated socialist view…

    In a free market economy its all about merchandising. Now think about it, which movie will produce the better sales of toys and video games, especially the violent ones that really sell, one about a successful intergalactic bounty hunter or one about a failed smuggler?

    As for the plot, again remember, its not about telling a story, its about producing a 90 minute commercial to kick off the merchandising campaign for Boba Fett.

    1. Al

      With that approach, the movie should be about Princess Leia’s rags-to-riches heroism. With a lot of closeups on the … insufficiency of the rags. And all the jobs she had to hold in the various depraved portions of the galaxy.

      Before she meets Luke. And, um, sort of does the same thing voluntarily.

      With wardrobe malfunctions. Naturally.

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