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Review: Disney Gallery: Star Wars: The Book of Boba Fett

Before you’re going to read this review article, please take note that the review article will contained spoilers for The Book of Boba Fett series (Season 1) for those who hasn’t watch it.

If you’ve completed the The Book of Boba Fett series (Season 1) on Disney+ Hotstar, then you should have heard about the latest “Disney Gallery: Star Wars: The Book of Boba Fett” which is streaming right now on the network. The “Disney Gallery: Star Wars: The Book of Boba Fett” is a special that highlights some behind the scenes for The Book of Boba Fett.

If you’re still haven’t watch it, then let’s dive down a little bit more details with the Disney Gallery: Star Wars: The Book of Boba Fett review.

Story – Exciting idea and magic with tremendous teamwork from cast and production team, brings an amazing series for Star Wars fans

Jon Favreau (Creator/Executive Producer/ Writer)

In the Disney Gallery: Star Wars: The Book of Boba Fett, you will be greeted by the mastermind of the series, Jon Favreau (Creator/Executive Producer/ Writer), Dave Filoni (Executive Producer/ Director/Writer), Robert Rodriguez (Executive Producer/ Director) along with other directors and cast. The trio has a tremendous teamwork to bring the fame Bounty Hunter in the Star Wars universe into every household.

The Book of Boba Fett series begun right after The Mandalorian Season 2 finish. The team was careful enough to craft their story telling for Boba Fett as he was last seen falling into Sarlacc Pit in the Star Wars movie. With logic thinking and science, the team proceed the scene how Boba Fett get freed from the inside of Sarlacc Pit.

Ming Na-Wen as Fennac

Jon had a vision for Boba Fett to maintain its bounty hunter character story. By getting inspiration from gangster film like Conan and Godfather film, we can see Boba Fett has to deal with leadership, politics and himself. While Boba Fett, played by Temuera Morrison, has a strong character, it also requires a supporting character to go along. Enter Fennac, played by Ming Na-Wen, where she always advises Boba Fett during his leadership tenure. The production team were also amazed with the chemistry between Ming Na-Wen and Temuera Morrison as both of them are instantly clicked on and off screen.

Temuera Morrison also had to learn and develop the fighting style for Boba Fett. As his character were seen using Gaffi stick, Temuera and choreography team made sure he use the correct part of the stick during the fight scene. Even for close quarter combat, he make sure the combat action were circular as using the Gaffi stick. The choreography team also put a lot of effort to give certain movement a memorable especially in the scene where Fett is dancing with the tribe in the desert.

The production and on set environment is amazing as well. You can see how much effort is being put in to building the props, costume, animatronics and whole set as they are very detailed. All this are made possible by working with visual artist, Industrial Light & Magic (ILM) and Lola. But it wasn’t all easy job for the team especially they introduced Cad Bane character in the series. As the character made it’s debut on animation, the team has to make the costume with animatronics to move together with facial movement, similar to animation design. But the hardest thing to replicate was the hat.

Mark Hamil and Rosario Dawson on the set

The visual effects was also breathtaking too especially with Luke Sykwalker scene. The production and visual artist team has made an extra effort to use the “deepfake” technology to bring Mark Hamil’s younger self to screen. Not only that, the team uses body double (played by Graham) to match with Mark’s scene and partnered with visual effects artist at Lola and ILM finish the post production.

The Rancor destruction at Mos Espa scene

But the most important moment for the series is the Rancor destruction at Mos Espa scene. Jon mentioned the scene was inspired by Kaijiu destruction and you can see some similarities in the scene. During the scene, Grogu also stepped in to calm down the Rancor with his Force. The team decided that Grogu no longer closes his eyes when using the Force to signaled he has matured to control his power. He only closes his eye towards finish using the Force on the giant Rancor.

Verdict – Inspiring and appreciating modern storytelling work

All the details shared behind the scene for the series is remarkable and meticulous which really helps inspired aspiring and upcoming filmmakers to learn. Star Wars fans will also love the fact how much work is put on to The Book of Boba Fett with many reference and scanning from the old Star Wars movie was done to co-aligned with modern story telling for Star Wars universe.

Overall, you should check out Disney Gallery: Star Wars: The Book of Boba Fett today on Disney+ Hotstar (Disney+ on other countries) and be amazed with the amount of work is being poured to create an interesting TV series. Highly recommended to watch if you need to see how modern TV series production work and the technology involved.

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