The much-awaited mini-series, Obi-Wan Kenobic The much-anticipated prequel begins with a comprehensive recap of the trilogy. In less than three minutes, the events of star wars Episode I, II and III, the Phantom Menace (1999), attack of clones (2002) and revenge of the Sith (2005) has been placed.
Finding the one chosen to bring balance to the Force from Jedi Master Qui-Gon (Liam Neeson) and his apprentice, Obi-Wan Kenobi, (Ewan McGregor), a nine-year-old slave Anakin Skywalker on the desert planet of Tatooine, Anakin ( Hayden Christensen) is seduced by the Dark Side with a little help from Senator Palpatine (Ian McDiarmid) and becomes the breathing-challenged Sith Lord, Darth Vader.
If I had known about the exact version, I wouldn’t be faced with having to look again and again revenge of the Sith. However, as Master Yoda might say, the fear of acting bad and the path to the Dark Side is clumsy in writing.
revenge of the Sith The birth of twins ends with the death of Padme (Natalie Portman) and Obi-Wan engages in a deadly duel with his former friend and apprentice Anakin on the volcanic planet of Mustafar. The twins, Luke and Leia, are separated for their safety. Leia is adopted by the Alderaan senator, Bel Organa (Jimmy Smuts) while Luke is sent to Tatooine to live with his uncle and aunt. Palpatine issues Order 66 to destroy the Jedi.
Obi-Wan Kenobic is set 10 years after the events of revenge of the Sith, with the Jedi in decline, and Obi-Wan a broken man who has lost his faith. The Inquisitors hunting the remaining Jedi are spread across the galaxy. They’re not doing a great job of it, despite the Grand Inquisitor (Rupert Friend) being a former Jedi guard.
Director: Deborah Chow
Run Time: 38 to 52 minutes
Cast: Ewan McGregor, Rupert Friend, Sung Kang, Moses Ingram, Benny Safdie, Joel Edgerton, Bonnie Pise, Simone Kessel, Vivian Lyra Blair, Jimmy Smuts, Kumail Nanjiani, Hayden Christensen
Story: A Jedi Master has to face his past in order to move on
Obi-Wan is successfully hiding in plain sight as Ben harvests the meat of an unknown animal, while watching young Luke play as the pilot. Luke’s uncle Owen (Joel Edgerton) is not particularly pleased with Obi-Wan’s proximity, believing that no good will come from hanging around a famous Jedi master.
Although the Grand Inquisitor says that the Jedi can’t help themselves when they see others in need, Obi-Wan manages to stare away as an evil foreman cuts the wages of a poor, helpless worker. . the scene was reminiscent of a porter Wall Telling Karimi uncle That he was not going to pay Peter’s goons the next week.
Reva’s (Moses Ingram) bonnet has a beehive about to capture Obi-Wan and forces him to hide behind a plan to kidnap Leia (Vivian Lyra Blair). Although initially reluctant to join in, Obi-Wan relents after Senator Organa approaches him. The second episode thankfully has more action and Blair makes for a sweet little princess.
Writing depends too much on chance; Reva chooses to kidnap Leia, finding some weak link between Organa and Obi-Wan being one of them. Of all the princesses of all the planets in all the galaxies, she had to follow Alderaan.
There are wild and wonderful creatures, including EOP, and strangers walking across the bar landscape are alive and well in Tatooine. Kumail Nanjiani is a screamer as con artist Haja Astri with a heart of gold. The hot neons in the planet Daiyu are quite attractive.
If Obi-Wan Kenobic It’s On To Find Out How The Jedi Master Transformed From A Broken Man To Alec Guinness And Bending The Storm Soldiers’ Minds a new HopeWe didn’t see much about it until episode 2. Hopefully things will move forward when the episode ends with the awakening of a certain Sith Lord in a Bacta tank…
Obi-Wan Kenobi is currently streaming on Disney+ Hotstar