Wednesday, July 6, 2022

Star Wars: Obi-Wan Kenobi

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Takes place a decade after the titular Jedi's pyrrhic victory over his apprentice Anakin Skywalker turned Sith Lord Darth Vader, with many actors from the prequel trilogy reprising their roles in the miniseries, such as Ewan McGregor as Obi-Wan and Hayden Christensen as Vader (though James Earl Jones still voices him in his iconic life-support armor), and touches upon decade-old Luke Skywalker and Princess Leia, with the latter getting significant attention. It definitely does a decent job filling a few of the holes that the films leave, with Obi-Wan's hideout plan on Tatooine not being foolproof, with one of the Imperial Inquisitors, the human Third Sister, seeming especially-interested in tracking down the Jedi in exile, and Luke's stepuncle Owen Lars gets a Jerkass Has a Point moment when he tells Obi-Wan, upon hearing his wish to train his stepnephew, retorting, "Like how you trained his father?" Decade-old Leia also comes a bit off as a Bratty Half-Pint, though her twin brother Luke comes across as more level-headed, getting most of his notable moments in the final episodes of the season. Definitely worth watching, largely striking the balance between being good fanservice and an enjoyable series.

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