“Under the Helmet: Boba Fett’s Legacy” Review: A Short Documentary About the Most Popular Bounty Hunter of All Time

The Disney + Mandalo spinoff, designed to accompany Boba Fett’s book, premieres this December; Under the Helmet: The Legacy of Boba Fett mentions a few spoken lines. From the character and six minutes and 32 seconds of the total screen time. Before he gets a good clip depicting his longer pop culture heritage. Wrapping Simpson in carbonite, flying over amusement park with a working jetpack, joke around in Family Guy and South Park. Inhabit a lot of cons comics and become one of the most extraordinary characters ever in this galaxy far and away. “I never thought I’d be talking about it after 1980,” said the franchise’s sound designer. But here’s Boba, all the backup and total weight of the two live TV shows.

Under the Helmet includes interviews with many of Lucasfilm’s key cast:

George Lucas, of course, but also the likes of Empire Strikes Back art director Joe Johnston and Lucasfilm senior writer Pete Wilmer. The latter emphasized the characters’ “additional dimensions of magic and mysticism” over drawings from original design sketches. Johnston explains Fett’s evolution and his famous flak suit and vest. How he experimented with different coatings to depict the dents and scars from bounty hunter battles.

Beyond the origin story, Under the Helmet traces Boba Fett’s insertion into the expanded Star Wars universe. From his appearance as a clone/son of Django Fett in Star Wars: Episode II – Attack of the Clones in 2002 to various animation stores to The Mandalorian. Where Boba Stans cheered everywhere again.

“Think of every subtle move Boba makes in these films,” says executive producer of The Mandalorian and Book of Boba Fett, and he’s right. There’s no doubt about Fett’s significant factor. If the internet was there when Jedi Return came out, George Lucas would likely have been scrapped for looking so sloppy he killed him off as lunch for Sarlak. But since Disney Lucasfilm Ltd. In 2012, for a neat and fast-recovering $4.5 billion price tag. There was little concern about the widespread use of so many elements in Star Wars art. Sources on Under the Helmet continue to emphasize the mystery and aura that surrounds Fet. Still, from the title to its whereabouts, this section of the hagiography also unravels that mystery. Disney accompanies the mystery characters until Boba Fett wins.

However, life goes on. You can’t obsess over the mystique of the intergalactic bounty hunter:

What Han Solo did is not suitable for the dead. And The Book of Bob Fett does seem to offer some new thrills and adventures for the enduring protagonist. Fett’s conceptual art are other highlights. Things like Under the Helmet were explicitly designed as promotional filler. Sometimes they even felt like one of the sketches about to be released in theatres as part of a pre-film promotional package. But aside from the reason for its existence. It also includes some great footage on the backdrop of Empire and Jedi photos.

One of the scariest moments in Under the Helmet was when Boba Fett and Darth Vader were shown rough footage. At a parade in 1978 in San Anselmo, California, where George Lucas lived. Seventy children screamed, grimacing and touching hands with Vader and Fet. It is unclear whether the two bad guys brought one of these young men to the dark side with them.

But primarily for retro behind-the-scenes footage from the Star Wars movies. Under the Helmet: Boba Fett’s Legacy will no longer give you descriptions of characters you can’t find with a quick search on Wikipedia.