For the first time since Star Wars, Obi-Wan Kenobi was introduced to TV, it was about a guy wearing a helmet. Instead of disrespecting The Mandalorian or The Book of Boba Fett, the shows featured on iconography were more prevalent than character recognition after flashes of robots and helmets. Obi-Wan Kenobi stopped the spectacle to focus on people, although it often resonates as a result of how much Ive missed them in other Star Wars stories.
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. Every note of Obi-Wans'' journey entails its own, 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 portrayal of a tense man thanklessly protecting what he did. He doesn''t speak as much as he expected, but his actions tell a story that he was completely retaliated in the first half, and moving and fighting with determination in the second half. In six episodes, Obi-Wan progresses from a destroyed Jedi who has once
Moses Ingrams Reva, a relentless, driven Inquisitor working to hunt down Kenobi. As Reva, Ingram is formidable, driven by passion and rage, and a vital physical presence in a world where larger-than-life figures show no longer. However, the narrative shes in is lacking. Clear reasons, once revealed, lead to baffling actions.
Reva, as it soon revealed, was a survivor of the Anakins youngling shooting in Revenge of the Sith, and has become zealous in pursuit of Obi-Wan as part of a long-distance quest to get close enough to Darth Vader in revenge. It''s a tragic story here, which you can infer from Ingrams'' performance, but it''s one that has strained credulity as Reva''s story ends with her in pursuit
Both Obi-Wan and Revas have a profound impact on losing and being lost. Rather, they are there to demonstrate the difference between losing and being lost. Obi-Wan never says this theme out loud, but it is the reason why the show can still be rewarding in spite of its appearance as a prequel where the fates of most major characters are known from the start.
Obi-Wans'' interiority is revealed by Old Ben Kenobi at his post in A New Hope because of obligation or desire? It''s incredible that when Obi-Wan stands against young Leia Organa or a ship full of refugees, it''s possible to decide whether or not he can use it in himself to inspire them.
In this segment, Hayden Christensen describes how Anakin makes Obi-Wan Kenobi the most powerful modern invocation of Darth Vader before the final episode reveals what the war has cost. In this segment, Darth Vader in name promises to become Darth Vader in purpose, removing his failed attempts at revenge to fully become the gloved fist of a fascist.
It can be understated that the uphill challenge for resonance faced by Obi-Wan Kenobi is a problem of Star Wars'' own design. The current state of the franchise is of timidity, allowing old fans to bank on the promise of winning new ones. Ultimately, Obi-Wan Kenobi is an unassuming work about a man no longer certain of his place in a massive and still-ongoing undertaking.
cynicism took root, as it is not to do. But whether or not the cynicism stems from a fictional character in his place after losing a battle the bad guys won, or the challenge of artists and craftspeople trying to make art in the most commercial environment imaginable can be overcome, even if its justified. You just have to find a way, find something human to hold on to. Obi-Wan Kenobi was forced down and built him up to be a person again.