Obi-Wan Kenobi''s most powerful feature in Star Wars'' new era is that, for the first time since the franchise reopened to television, it was not about a guy wearing a helmet. The Mandalorian or The Book of Boba Fett were shows that were sold on iconography more than character something they reminded audiences 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 Ive missed them in other
Ewan McGregor plays a broken man in exile, a soldier who knows he lost the war but is still being forced to fight it, keeping an eye on the young Luke Skywalker from afar. Every note of Obi-Wans'' journey ringes true largely thanks 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 helps highlight his depiction of a burdened man thanklessly protecting what he had previously said. He doesn''t speak as much as he used to, but his actions tell a story that he''s been forced from fighting in the first half, and moving and fighting with determination in the second half. In six episodes, Obi-Wan goes from a shattered
Moses Ingrams Reva, a persistent, eager inquisitor who is working for Darth Vader to hunt down Kenobi. Despite Reva''s passion and rage, Ingram''s physical presence is underserved by the story she speaks, which leads to baffling actions.
Reva, as soon as it was 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 tale here that you can infer from Ingrams'' performance, although Reva''s story ends with her in pursuit of Luke Skywalker, even if her goal of killing Vader is now gone.
In spite of the difference in character''s actions, both Obi-Wan and Revas both arcs emotionally ground Obi-Wan Kenobi in their particular focus on losing. Simply, they are there to demonstrate the difference between losing and being lost. However, Obi-Wan never stated this theme out loud, but it''s the reason why the show, which represents a major character, may be even better if it''s not a prequel, claiming the fate of most major characters from the beginning
Obi-Wan Kenobi''s interiority is unknown: Is he in his post in A New Hope because of obligation or resolve? The length of time for Obi-Wan Kenobi to express anything meaningful at all is extremely limited, but given the benefit of director Deborah Chow and her many collaborators, it shows them well enough that when Obi-Wan stands in front of a young Leia Organa or a ship full of refugees, it is possible to care about whether or not he can find
As Anakin makes Obi-Wan Kenobi the most powerful modern invocation of Darth Vader in this season, he gives viewers a glimpse of what the war has cost. Darth Vader in name promises to become Darth Vader in purpose, but is ignoring his failed attempts at revenge to fully become the gloved fist of a fascist.
It can be concluded that the hard work for resonance faced by Obi-Wan Kenobi is a problem of Star Wars'' own design. The present situation of the franchise is one of reluctance, preferring to bank on old admirers'' desire for new ones. Obi-Wan Kenobi is a final point for a guy who is no longer certain of his role in a massive and ongoing endeavor.
cynicism resurrected after losing a bad guy''s place, or the challenge of artists and craftsmen trying to create art in the most commercial environment imaginable can be overcome, even if it''s justified. Obi-Wan Kenobi pushed down a Jedi and built him up to become a person again.