There are many many things wrong with the Star Wars prequels, but there are also some good bits… some in more ways than one. I recently rewatched Star Wars Episode II: Attack of the Clones and was reminded of this moment.
During the fighting, baddy Jango Fett, father of iconic baddy Boba Fett is decapitated by Jedi Master Mace Windu. We then see young Boba (already coming across as a little bit of a psychopath in the making) recover the helmet of his father. I love this moment for two reasons. Firstly, it’s actually well done. It’s nicely framed and sets up a character that will be of importance throughout the Star Wars saga. The moment has gravitas and you feel for the boy despite the evil you know is at play here.
The moment is beautifully captured in this image from D.Silva Designs – “Birth of a Legend”.
The second reason I love this moment though, and another reason that makes it one of the best moments in the prequel trilogy is because, in my head, this is always what happens next.