For the first time since the Star Wars franchise was expanded to television, Obi-Wan Kenobi made no representation to the Mandalorian or The Book of Boba Fett, but these were shows that were sold on iconography more than character something they reminded audiences of each time the Star Wars franchise logo appeared on screen following flashes of robots and helmets. It often resonates as a contrast to how much Ive missed them in other Star Wars stories.
Ewan McGregor plays a broken man in exile, a soldier who knows he died in the war but is still being asked to fight it, maintaining constant vigil from afar. Every note of Obi-Wans'' journey rings true, mostly owing to McGregor''s performance.
McGregor''s return to the role he first played over 20 years ago and redefined for a second generation of Star Wars fans underscores his portrayal of a burdened man thanklessly safeguarding what he previously told. In six episodes, Obi-Wan transitions from a shattered Jedi to a man who once again found strength and purpose.
Moses Ingrams Reva, a tireless, eager inquiry responds to Darth Vader''s request, which has enabled Ingram to make a comeback in a more powerful world. However, the narrative she describes is unhelpful. Clear motivations, once revealed, lead to baffling actions.
Reva, as it slowly revealed, was a survivor of the Anakins youngling killing in Revenge of the Sith, and has become zealous in her quest for revenge. It''s a tragic story here, which you can infer from Ingram''s performance, but it''s a problem that strains credibility as Reva''s story concludes with her in pursuit of Luke Skywalker, even if Vader''s goal is now gone.
Both Obi-Wan and Revas arcs emotionally ground Obi-Wan Kenobi in their specific focus on losing. Simply put, theyre there to illustrate the difference between losing and being lost. Obi-Wan never stated this theme out loud, but it is because the show can still feel worthwhile in spite of its appearance as a prequel where the fates of most major characters are known from the outset, especially its protagonist.
Obi-Wans'' interiority is unclear, as is the old Ben Kenobi at his post in A New Hope due to obligation or commitment? It''s difficult to see where Obi-Wan Kenobi is based in the face of directors and her many collaborators, but it is also easy to focus on feelings to the credit of Obi-Wan, who is also adamantly aware of whether or not he can be inspired by him.
As Anakin sees what happened to Kenobi in the opening episode, Hayden Christensen describes his brief return as the man in charge of Darth Vader''s life reveals. He offers a brief preview of how Darth Vader will become the villain in the next episode, revealing his lack of revenge to fully become the gloved fist of a fascist.
The ruthless struggle for resonance faced by Obi-Wan Kenobi is a problem of Star Wars'' own design. Ultimately, Obi-Wan Kenobi is a puzzle about a man no longer known of his role in a massive and still-ongoing endeavor.
cynicism took root in this uncertainty, as it is wont to do. But whether it is from a fictional character who lost a battle the bad guys won, or whether it is that a person''s challenge may be overcome, even if it''s justified. Obi-Wan Kenobi cut a Jedi down and enlarged him to become a person again.