For the first time since the franchise was transitioned to television, Obi-Wan Kenobi was about a guy wearing a helmet. However, iconography was sold more than character something they reminded audience of every time the Star Wars logo appeared on screen following flashes of robots and helmets. It often resonates as a contrast to how much I''ve missed them in other Star Wars scenes.
Ewan McGregor plays a broken man in exile, a soldier who knows he lost the war but is still being asked to fight it, while vigil continues from the point where Luke Skywalker shines. Every note of Obi-Wans'' journey comes true largely thanks to McGregor''s performance.
McGregor, resuming his role as he began 20 years ago and redefined for a second generation of Star Wars fans, helps underscore his depiction of a burdened man thanklessly protecting what remains of his legacy. He doesn''t speak as much as he used to, but his actions tell a story that he was kept away from seeing and fighting in the first half, and moving and fighting with determination. Across six episodes, Obi-Wan goes from a shattered Jedi who
Moses Ingrams Reva, a tireless, eager inquiry into the killing of Darth Vader, is underperforming. Despite Reva''s desire and rage, Ingram''s appearance is a remarkable figure in a world that is increasingly defined by larger-than-life figures with obscure faces. However, the story she has revealed is misunderstood. Clear motivations, once revealed, lead to baffling actions.
Reva, as its slowly revealed, was a survivor of the Anakins youngling shooting in Revenge of the Sith, and has become zealous in her quest for revenge. However, there''s another tragic story here, one that you can infer from Ingrams'' performance, which is stacked down and built back up in her quest for revenge, even if her goal of killing Vader is now far gone.
Both Obi-Wan and Revas arcs emotionally ground Obi-Wan Kenobi in their special focus on loss. Simply put, they are there to illustrate the difference between losing and being lost. But it''s the reason why the show can still feel worthwhile in spite of its position as a prequel where the fates of the most famous characters are known from the beginning, particularly its protagonist.
Obi-Wan Kenobi appears in his new book "A New Hope" because of his obligation or commitment? Has his lost in Revenge of the Sith filled him with doubt or resolve? It is very limited that when Obi-Wan Kenobi stands in front of a young Leia Organa or a ship filled with refugees, it is possible to care about whether or not he can find it in himself to inspire them.
When Kenobi gets his penultimate showdown with his former apprentice before they reunite as old men in A New Hope, it''s clear that Anakin makes Obi-Wan Kenobi the most meaningful modern invocation of Darth Vader yet, as his face briefly seen through a split helmet in the final episode gives viewers a glimpse of the price it has cost. Darth Vader in name promises to become Darth Vader in purpose, leaving aside his failed attempts at revenge to fully become the gloved fist
It is unconcerned that the challenging for resonance Obi-Wan Kenobi faced is a problem of Star Wars'' own design. The current state of the franchise is one of savageness, preferring to bank on old supporters'' passions over the work of winning new ones. Ultimately, Obi-Wan Kenobi is an unsettling story about a man who is no longer certain of his place in a massive and still-ongoing undertaking.
In that uncertainty, cynicism took root as it is expected to do. However, whether or not it stems from a fictional character documenting his place after losing a war the bad guys won, or the challenge of artists and craftspeople who are attempting to craft art in the most commercial environment imaginable can be overcome. Obi-Wan Kenobi knocked down a Jedi and built him up to be a person again.