Lucasfilm debuted their latest Star Wars series, The Book of Boba Fett, on Disney+ and audience scores and reactions are rolling in.
On Rotten Tomatoes, the series currently has an 84% Audience Score from 61 ratings. The average rating is 4.2 out of 5.
Here’s what folks on Rotten Tomatoes are saying about the show:
Alvin S gives the show 4 stars out of 5. He writes, “The show is off for a bit of a slow start, but it feels very ‘star-warsy’, and that’s what I like about it.”
Alok J gives the show 3.5 stars our of 5. The user states, “The series doesn’t take itself too seriously and I love that. The score is amazing. The first episode didn’t have much going but I am hopeful that new and exciting elements will be added in the upcoming episodes.”
Andy S gave the show 5 stars. He says, “Great opening to the series. Full of tension and mythos. Really sets the mood for things to come.”
Michael P gave it 2 stars out of 5. He explains, “Very slow and underwhelming opening to a highly anticipated show. Choreography was poor. Boston dynamics dog robots broke the immersion and so far a lot of things just don’t make sense for bobas character. Goes from being half dead and killing a huge sand beast to not being able to fight some thugs? Nah”
Zach H gave the show a perfect 5 out of 5. He wrote, “Although it is the beginning of the anticipated series which means some aspects that are unexplored. The show’s decision to explore Boba’s journey during the aftermath of ROTJ is a great way to start off the series of the icon and legend Boba Fett.”
Frank B gives the show a 4 out of 5. He says, “First episode was not bad, but not too great either. Hopefully it wins me over with future episodes.”
Matt R gave the show a .5 out of 5. He said, “Robert Rodriguez is the only director I know who can shoot a move for a thousand dollars, and can also make a multi-million dollar production look like it was shot for a thousand dollars. Flat, asinine directing. Fight scenes out of a kids tv show. Boring, inconsistent story. Worse special effects. Temuera Morrison was the only highlight.”
Geek F gave the show .5 out of 5 as well. The user wrote, “Episode 1 felt cheesy, looked cheap, and felt like a fan’s fever dream turned into a YouTube fan film. Thankfully, I can’t imagine it can be any less interesting than this. Hopefully, they got this level of lazy execution out of their system & deliver better in subsequent episodes. If not, this show will probably only be popular with people who love everything Star Wars and anyone who thought Boba was the coolest character ever because of his suit.”
Justin C gave the show 3.5 out of 5 stars. He wrote, “First episode. Answered some old questions. Flashback sequences from bacta tank was cool idea. Some glaring missed opportunities. Too short and too slow given the ground intended to cover. Hope it picks up from here.”
On IMDb, the show currently has a weighted average of 8.7 out of 10 from 1,761 IMDb users. The arithmetic mean is 8.7 and the median is 10.
As far as demographics go, it’s pretty even across the board between males and females as well as age ranges.
The only real outlier is females over the age of 45 rating the show a point lower than males of the same age bracket. However, there are only 9 total reviews from females in that demographic compared to nearly 200 for males.
Here’s what IMDb users are saying:
Allanmichael30 gives the show 3 out of 10. He writes, “I thought it was average and not really adding anything to story. I have seen video of boba Fett escaping pit before and was this much better, he used jetpack to escape. The other thing I didn’t like was park core made the series look like a modern piece of cinema and not in keeping with original style.”
Impman2 rates the show a 2 out of 10. The user says, “The Mandalorian felt like a 1960s cowboy show and not a good one. It was slow and shallow. This is a step up hence the 2 stars but it still doesn’t feel like Star Wars.”
Borismk-38942 rated the show a perfect 10 out of 10. He said, “Based purely on the first episode, The Book of Boba already gives you a very different and unique look at the Star Wars Universe. This the harsh, cruel yet honourable side of the Galaxy. We see a rough and ready part of this franchise and I for one can’t wait for more.”
Marveller-66 gives the show an 8 out of 10. The user says, “Return – After 38 years for Boba and 16 years for Temeura. That vibe is real, people. As usual, visuals are stunning and in cinematography, there were a couple of “fish-eyed” camera shots (Somewhere in Fennec’s chase) which I loved. I think this is a good enough pilot for BOBF. Have high hopes that the combination of Jon, Robert and Dave would make another excellent work. 8.5/10.”
Lusciousmuffins gives the show a 3 out of 10. The user writes, “Set design = great Costumes = great Special effects = great Acting = mixed Story = crap Dialogue = painfully bad. This is a beautiful disaster. While the visuals are on target and honor the Star Wars aesthetic, that is pretty much where the good news ends. Everything else about this show is hot garbage. The story is a convoluted mess that reads like a 12 year old wrote it. The acting is hit and miss; though to be fair, they are working with limited dialogue, none of which sounds natural. Overall, this is another example of how dumping limitless money and talent onto a project is meaningless if you do not have the foundation of a quality script on which to build.”
MovieFreak35 gives the show a 6 out of 10. The user says, “It was alright, it did good explaining whats going on and setting up a bit of a story, but im not really feeling anything great or epic going on, and the characters arnt really drawing me in to much. As i said it is only the first episode so i will keep watching and hope that it picks up, but as for episode 1, it really wasnt all that impressive to me.”
Nixon_Carmichael gave the show a 3 out of 10. The user explained, “After having seen only the first episode, my first impression is that this will be more like and unto the Disney+ Marvel shows than The Mandalorian. So far, what we are getting are super short episodes with barely above Cos-Play production quality. Oh, and we are now retconning the original Star Wars trilogy in the span of a 24 minute episode of a low quality show on a steaming service. I will stick it out and give it a fair shake to see how this unfolds, however as of episode one, a Jedi seeks not these things.”
Asterblasterth gives the show a 5 out of 10. The user says, “Maybe it’s because the Mandalorian set such a high standard that this hasn’t lived up to expectations and maybe we’ll just have to have a little bit more patience for the story to play out. For now though I am not convinced yet that this is going to blow me away. The acting and the story haven’t convinced me yet. The visuals were okayish. The character engagement is not there yet. I am sure I’ll be watching the other episodes and hope they’ll raise the game.”
Mjschiller-105-31340 gives the show a 5 out of 10. The user states, “Good sets and music but a big meh on the story, the fight scenes were a joke, lol @ master assasin. I found the costumes to be too bright and clean, same with the droids, even the ones on the streets looked too clean.”
Have you seen the first episode of The Book of Boba Fett? What did you think of it?