The audience scores for Lucasfilm’s The Book of Boba Fett are in free fall following the release of the show’s third episode.
When the show first released, the audience score on Rotten Tomatoes was sitting at a respectable 84% albeit from only 61 user ratings. It had an average rating of 4.2 out of 5.
That audience score has plunged 20 points down to 64%. It now has an average rating of 3.5 out of 5 from 1,144 ratings.
Recent published reviews on the website are not kind to the show.
Scott S. gives the show a 1 out of 5. He writes, “They’ve completely destroyed this character. Would have been better if they didn’t make this show at all. Skip it.”
Ricardo V gives the show show a half star out of 5. He writes, “I can’t believe someone was paid to write this. This is an insult to all the actors, set designers and all other artists who put their hard work on this thing.”
Chris M gives the show a 3 out of 5 stars. He writes, “I’m mainly giving this 3 stars for the nostalgia factor. It’s looks very well made and has fantastic actors in it, but it is in desperate need of an actual plot.”
Jacob G gives the show a 1 out of 5. He writes, “Character assassination. The asinine writing combined with the uninspired direction make for an unholy concoction. I never would’ve thought it possible to make a show about Boba Fett a chore to watch. Awesome job, Disney!!!”
Andy K gives the series a 1.5 out of 5. He says, “Turn Bobba Fett into a cute cuddly chatty grandfather figure in a world of G-rated violence? No thanks. Its like theyre targeting 8 year olds.”
Christian A lampooned the show giving it a 1 out of 5. He writes, “Do you like cash grab remakes that butcher the characters you fell in love with as a child? Then this TV series is for you! The Book of “Beta” Fett transforms the mysterious Mandalorian bounty hunter into a frail old man that has no problem telling you his every intention. Frequent flashbacks, meaningless dialogue, and subpar fight scenes will make you feel as though the show is not only wasting your time, but Boba’s as well. I have found that the best time to watch this show is during my afternoon nap, where I know I can throw on an episode and miss absolutely nothing.”
Jason B gives the show a 2 out of 5. He writes, “Why is Boba so soft after being such a beast in the Mandalorian? The backstory with the Tuscan raiders was great, but we need the main man to give this story some momentum.”
Sbastian S gave the show a 1 out of 5. He simply writes, “They killed the character.”
James20 B gives the show a 1 out of 5 as well. He writes, “This is truly shocking, I can’t quite fathom how this has happened. Boba Fett, one of the most if not THE most popular character in Star wars is being completely destroyed. He is so different from the character that we know, it’s offensive.”
The show isn’t just seeing its audience score drop on Rotten Tomatoes. On IMDb, the User Rating has dropped by an entire point. When the show first debuted it had a weighted average of 8.7 out of 10 from 1,761 IMDb users.
Now, the show has a weighted average of 7.8 out of 10 from 26,335 IMDb users. It’s median score has dropped to 8 from 10.
Looking at the demographics, the steepest drop has come from females aged 30 to 44. Females aged 30 to 44 originally had previously given the show an 8.9 as you can see below.
However, females aged 30 to 44 now give the show an average score of 7.9.
While the average scores have dropped significantly across most demographics, the show did see a rise in the score from IMDb users under the age of 18. It increased to 8.0 from 7.0 albeit it only received an additional 18 votes from when the show first debuted.
Females above the age of 45 also saw an increase. It went from 7.4 to 8.2.
More recent reviews are panning the show.
Johnny_West didn’t provide a number score, but he wrote, “The series is boring because: A) it focuses on Boba Fett’s life from the time he ended up inside the sandworm in 1980 Empire Strikes Back, to the present. All told in flashbacks when Boba Fett is dreaming inside a regeneration chamber. B) the rest of the time, Boba Fett is walking around town dealing with the daily issues of being the town’s Boss. C) Every time a conflict comes up, Boba Fett takes off his helmet to talk to people. Totally NOT the character he was in the movies. Also, the helmet used to be pressure-sealed, now it just pops on and off like a hat. REALLY LAME. Bottom line, very little action; mostly a lot of talk and dream sequences.”
rsvp321 also panned the show writing, “Three eps in, and a boring plot that drags on and on – Boba trying to be recognized and respected, and he continues to just look lame. No one can shoot, mercy for every single enemy, Boba can’t seem to fight without others stepping in to help (he hasn’t used even one of his suit gadgets, yet!), he has hired some Power Ranger wanna be’s, and he’s going to tame a rancor…?! 🙁 Also disappointing is that the episodes barely break a half hour! I’ll watch a couple more, but I have a feeling this series is best suited for either Saturday mornings, or after school specials.”
Keikoyoshikawa gave the show 5 stars out of 10. The user wrote, “Like other reviewers, coming off the high of the Mandalorian, I was also eager for the Book of Boba Fett. Unfortunately, so far the story has been a bit boring and I think what’s missing – no, it’s not baby Yoda – is that Fett’s story lacks relevance to the overall Star Wars saga. Like Solo before it, whether it’s the backstory of Hans Solo or the continuing story of Fett, neither seems all that important in the bigger scheme of things. For some fans, that’s ok and good. But for others like me, I think we want a grand opera that the original trilogy gave us. Rogue One and the Mandalorian fulfill that craving. Maybe it’s too early to judge, so I’m hoping Fett’s story gets better.”
007Waffles gave the show a 4 out of 10 stars. “This Boba Fett was boring on the Mandalorian but I was willing to give him a chance, hoping Disney would surprise me. All he does is dance around with sticks and tries to become buddies with the Sand people. Nothing interesting happens. Plus, the dialogue is so boring. What’s next, the Mandalorian’s accountant gets his own show? “Space Tax,” the user wrote.
Jochemunlimited gives the show 4 stars out of 10. The user says, “So first I gave it a 7, because it can go both ways after 2 episodes. Now with the 3th I finally understand Disney Star Wars: it is about being weird and chaotic, a bit like guardians of the galaxy maybe, but then in a bad way. So it is the same as the Mandalorian, so I give it the same rating. I was already afraid for that :(.”
Jayroscoe gives the show 3 stars out of 10. The user writes, “What could have been a good show has been turned into a sluggish, poorly written wokefest. There is no energy at all and having watched the third episode, the multicultural Vespa riding Power Rangers literally made me laugh. They look like extras from a bad 80s sci-fi movie. As usual, all the white males are bad guys or stooges- even the white kid on the bike is the only one to wipe out. Not sure who the target audience this was aimed at, but I will skip the rest of the series. Face it- George Lucas had the magic touch like no one else.”
What do you make of these plummeting audience scores for The Book of Boba Fett? How low do you think they will go?