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Why The Book Of Boba Fett Chapter 7's Combat Has Fans So Divided

This article contains spoilers from "The Book of Boba Fett" Chapter 7, "In The Name of Honor"

"The Book of Boba Fett" has been an entertaining diversion for "Star Wars" fans since its 2021 debut. Per Business Insider, it hasn't matched the viewership numbers of "The Mandalorian," and yet it has become another well-debated part of the venerated sci-fi saga. Tracking the life of Boba Fett (Temuera Morrison) after the events of "Return of the Jedi" — and explaining how he managed to avoid an ignominious death in the Sarlacc pit — the show centers itself around the exploits of the titular bounty hunter and a mercenary in his employ, Fennec Shand (Ming-Na Wen).

In the series' seventh and final chapter, Fett teams up with his associate Din Djarin (Pedro Pascal) to fight off criminals who slaughtered a group of Tusken Raiders with whom he'd previously found kinship. Fans who post on the "Star Wars" subreddit have had a lot of mixed opinions about "The Book of Boba Fett" over time, and they definitely had similarly conflicted thoughts about the tactics Djarin and Fett employed during one of the chapter's big battles.  

Fans can't decide if Fett and Djarin's rocket pack fight looked cool or foolish

During Chapter 7 of "The Book of Boba Fett," Fett and Djarin take to the air to gun down members of the Pyke Syndicate, who have been adversarial throughout the series. The jetpack-laced battle between the Pykes and the two Mandalorians had Reddit users buzzing with positives and negatives. 

"That was honestly the best moment of the show for me, is them mowing down pykes in the street fully," said u/thelaziest998. "Easily top 5 moments in star wars when I saw it," agreed u/ZeronicX. "We got to see what true Mandalorian combat looks like in live action. I loved every second of it," raved u/KaineZilla.

Other fans had major issues with the twosome's techniques. "Why didn't they shoot the people on the rooftops while they were up there?!?" wondered u/redlurk47. "And then they land in the middle oft the street like idiots," added u/No_NamexX. Meanwhile, u/manachar noted that their choice to land "ma[de] themselves easy targets... I think live action really needs better fight choreography."

The subreddit's fans even debated about how much fuel Fett and Djarin's jetpacks would need to complete such a mission, which only goes to show how important the "Star Wars" universe's lore is to those who love it.