Obi Wan Kenobi

Star Wars: Obi Wan Kenobi

Obi-Wan Kenobi directed by Deborah Chow is focused on one of the franchise’s beloved characters.
After all the hype and success she has brought to the Star Wars franchise through The Mandalorian, it is clear as crystal as to why she’d be headhunted for this major particular series, the lady knows has a creative and brilliant mind.
At first, I didn’t know what to expect from the series, in true thoughts, I thought this would be nothing more than a cash cow for both Disney Plus and the Star Wars franchise itself however, as each episode came out I found myself looking forward to seeing more and more.
I was excited to see how Obi-Wan Kenobi played by Ewan McGregor would be handled in the sense of dealing with the past and his trauma, however, the show kept switching things up in ways that only made it more intriguing and pleasing to watch for not only Obi-Wan Kenobi but for other characters as well.
Princess Leia played by Vivien Lyra Blair is by far the best addition to the series with her adorable yet mature nature.
Even though she’s only at the age of ten, Vivien Lyra Blair represented the young version of Princess Leia so well, that you can’t help but love her character especially if you’re well versed in the Star Wars lore.
We are allowed to not only witness the growth of Princess Leia who plays a major role in the Star Wars Trilogy but we are given the chance to see how Princess Leia is also one key to opening Obi-Wan Kenobi’s heart and faith in the living force again.
There are some questionable moments in the series, like for example the Checkpoint Border scene which could easily be avoided by taking the long route, or the return of the grand inquisitor that was stabbed by Reva Sevander played by Moses Ingram but never the less do they hamper the series in any way.
The pacing of the first episode was a bit tad slow at first, however, the further we got into the series, the more beautiful the series became.
Stunning visuals, in particular, episodes two and three are a wonder to watch.
Reva Sevander’s identity and goal were beautifully set up, never did I think she was after Vader’s head nor that she was the only youngling to survive Anakin’s slaughter.
At first, she comes off as obsessed with the Jedi and in particular Obi-Wan Kenobi for reasons we don’t know but once her identity is revealed everything makes sense, a beautiful twist to the series that I didn’t see coming.

And then, there’s episode six.
Best episode in the series as we return to the place where everything began and get to see the final fight between Obi-Wan Kenobi and Darth Vader which was incredibly well choreographed, heartfelt, and crazy out of my mind to watch.
Both Princess Leia and Luke were adopted by one-of-a-kind parents that loved them and cared for them as if they were related by blood, this may seem like a small aspect of the show however it was beautifully portrayed and valued much so.
And lastly, the Easter eggs to The New Hope film in the final episode are referenced throughout the entire episode. Most notably between Obi-Wan Kenobi and Darth Vader, Senator Bail Organa’s last words to Obi-Wan, etc.
Connecting the dots to see who helped Obi-Wan Kenobi in his journey and still play a part in The New Hope is one of the fun aspects I enjoyed about this series.
Thank you to Deborah Chow, Disney Plus, and Lucasfilm for making this possible.
Let us know what some of your favorite moments of Obi-Wan Kenobi were in the comments section below.


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Deborah Chow

"I think one of the things that was the most special about this series is that we were doing a limited series, and that's something that they hadn't done before."

The Jedi Master contends with the consequences of his greatest defeat — the downfall and corruption of his one-time friend and apprentice, Anakin Skywalker, who turned to the dark side as evil Sith Lord Darth Vader.
Ewan McGregor
Moses Ingram
Vivien Lyra Blair
O’Shea Jackson Jr.
Joel Edgerton
Kumail Nanjiani
Indira Varma
Hayden Christensen
Joby Harold

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