This post contains spoilers for The Book of Boba Fett “Chapter 7: In the Name of Honor.”
After six episodes of waiting, The Book of Boba Fett finally gave us the epic fighting scenes that we have been craving for the majority of the show. We saw Scorpenek Annihilator Droids, Rancors, and Grogu bending minds but also an epic team-up between Boba Fett and Din Djarin.
In fact, we see Boba and Din Djarin fighting back to back just like Ben Skywalker (aka Kylo Ren) and Rey Palpatine during their fight with the Praetorian Guards in The Last Jedi.
This duel, however, was not fought with lightsabers and vibro-arbir blades, but blasters, jetpacks, and flamethrowers. When confronting a large group of the Pyke footsoldiers on the streets of Mos Espa, Boba Fett and Din Djarin get trapped. After a suitable blithering Twi’leck accidentally distracts the guards, we see Din Djarin and Boba Fett jet into the sky, taking out dozens of opponents but eventually getting pushed together by the weight of the incoming fire. They get back to back, and as blaster blots ricochet off their beskar armor they fire back.
That scene looks remarkably similar to the duel we see in The Last Jedi. Ben and Rey start off back to back and work their way through the eight guardsmen. While certainly extremely cinematic, when compared to the two non-force using Mandalorians fighting against a minimum of 30 Pyke footsoldiers and two nearly indestructible Scorpenek Annihilator Droids. Boba Fett and Din Djarin fight may have impressive armor, and a plethora of weapons but in the old even they start to get overwhelmed by the sheer firepower of their enemies.
In the finale of The Book of Boba Fett, we see how good old-fashioned teamwork and some experience really do outrank everything. While lightsabers make for a flashy fight, The Last Jedi has absolutely nothing on Din Djarin and Boba Fett.
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