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Secret Confessions That Make Me Less Of A Geek:

I don’t really understand the appeal of Boba Fett. He just doesn’t have that much impact on me, and never has, even right back when I watched all three[1] Star Wars movies for the first time.

I just don’t get it.

[1] There were only three. I don’t care what you say. Three.

7 Comments

  1. You’re no longer part of the Cool Group. Begone!

  2. Is this where I get to admit that I find the whole Star Wars franchise horribly over-rated?

  3. I should probably hand in my geek card too…..cause I have to agree with you…(and I thought I was the only one!)

  4. I loved Bobba Fett as a child. LOVED him.

    I grew out of it.

    Of course, I also grew out of cats – I don’t understand most things that people seem obsessed with…

  5. For me I think the appeal these days is largely aesthetic – he always had the coolest costume (which looks super awesome in cutesy, super-deformed mode, IMO). Certainly, the movies don’t give you much to go on — he’s a bit of a badass in Empire Strikes Back, but then his death in Return of the Jedi is pretty much played for laughs (possibly the first point in series’ slide that lead first to Ewoks, then to… other things). I think it’s in the fanfiction where most of his following was developed (and by “fanfiction” I mean anything that isn’t one of the moives).

  6. Cool costume, that’s about it. And there are somewhere between 2.5 and 3 movies depending on how much you consider one of them to be a retread.. 🙂

  7. Dude, I am so with you on the Boba Fett malaise.

    Also, the episodes 1, 2 and 3 are to episodes 4, 5 and 6 what “American Pie Presents: Beta House” is to “American Pie”.

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