Hello, My Movievaures! I’m so excited, like you cannot even imagine, how enthusiastic I am to be back with a new Star Wars show review, and not any show, but THE SERIES everyone was expecting this year: Obi-Wan Kenobi. It is almost impossible not to have heard about this show, especially if you are a Star Wars fan as we were all waiting for Ewan McGregor to get back into the Jedi suit. Even though we were expecting this story to be told through a movie, I was still really happy to see my favorite character on screen. Was it up to the expectations though? Let’s get to the non-spoilers bit first.
Ten years after the events of Revenge of the Sith, we found an older and used Obi-Wan. Hiding under Ben’s identity in Tatooine to watch over Luke, but also to escape the awful reality of the fall of the Jedi order. Used to this routine and dull life, losing his ability to be in touch with the force, Ben is only the shadow of Obi-Wan Kenobi. However, he will be forced to face his past and fears, when the faith in what’s good in this universe is at stake. Leaving for the first time Tatooine in years and escaping from The Inquisitor’s wrath he will be forced to battle his worst enemy.
Okay, let’s get into the hardest part first: what I didn’t like. I would love to say there is not much to add here, but unfortunately, there is. Don’t get me wrong, I’m happier in a world with this Obi-Wan series than without it, but could I be happier? Of course. I will say it again, this should have been a movie, or better written to fit a show’s format. The difference in length between the episodes, as well as the inconsistent rhythm and the excessive focus on secondary characters such as Reva were the things that annoyed me the most throughout the show.
Is not that I didn’t like Reva for instance, but this shouldn’t have been her show. Her background story was pretty predictable and how she ended was also foreseeable and badly for her, disappointing. The music was also very strange. Of course, it wasn’t bad but nothing memorable as it was for all the other movies and shows of this amazing universe. Lastly, I would say that the plotholes were a bit too obvious. We are a bit used to it in Star Wars, but it was exaggerated. We can all recall Leia’s chase in the woods…
None of the less, it was AMAZING to see Ewan McGregor back in this iconic role. The tortured and aging character we met is not disappointing but a logical condition after the events of The Revenge of the Sith. Seeing him get back on his feet, reconnect with the force, to save Leia but also face his nemesis and old friend. By the way, my favorite scene and I think the best one of the entire show was the last confrontation between Obi-Wan and Darth Vader; amazing light game and dialogue. It was outstanding!
I cannot finish this article without mentioning Vivien Lyra’s performance as Princess Leia which was one of the highlights of this show. It was also really touching to see some flashbacks with Hayden Christensen as Anakin, and many actors taking back their roles from the second trilogy. It was full of fan service, but we were all here for that and I loved every second of it: Obi-Wan’s iconic fight move, the “hello there”, Qui-Gon Jinn’s appearance as well as Darth Sidious… And so much more. It was absolutely splendid.
This is all for today My Movievaures. I’m so happy to see more content about this universe and especially about my favorite character of all: Obi-Wan. Some mistakes were made and I just hope they will correct them for the next spin-offs. In the meantime, I’ll just enjoy the feeling of having a new story to add to this amazing collection. I’ll see you next week for a new article and in the meantime feel free to follow me on Instagram (the_movievaures)!