The new miniseriesObi-Wan Kenobi takes place ten years after the events of Star Wars Episode III: Revenge Of The Sith, and Disney+ gives viewers a brief recap of the prequel trilogy in order to catch people up on what Ewan McGregor''s old Jedi was until that point. But will this new series have some of the tweak that the prequel trilogy did?
OBI-WAN KENOBI: STREAM IT OR SKIP IT?
The kids are preparing for Jedi training when a number of Stormtroopers burst in and start blasting. The kids trainer is murdered, and the group escapes and scatters themselves.
Ten years later, were on Tatooine. Three inquisitors come into town seeking for a Jedi in hiding, but Reva Sevander, aka the Third Sister (Moses Ingram), is too aggressive and allows the young man to flee. When he is nowhere to be found, the Grand Inquisitor (Rupert Friend) challenges her to continue looking after Obi-Wan Kenobi (Ewan McGregor). He tells her to forget about him.
If Obi-Wan is to live in Tatooine, he''ll look out for young Luke Skywalker on the farm of his uncle, Jael Edgerton. He has barely practiced any Jedi abilities, but he goes far beyond being able tobury his light saber in the desert. Given that the Jedi are almost extinct, Owen wants to leave their relatives alone and let Luke live on the farm instead of having Obi-Wan train him if he''s old enough.
Reva threatens Owen and his family when the Third Sister and Fifth Brother (Sung Kang) return to discover the Jedi. When Obi-Wan fails to say anything, Owen replies, and I didnt do it for you.
Leia Organa (Vivien Lyra Blair) is stepping down her princessly duties as the daughter of Breha (Simone Kessell) and Senator Bail Organa (Jimmy Smits) rather than go into the woods with her tiny droid Lola and listen to the engines of different spacecraft whizzing by. She isn''t even sure she is a real Organa, as her mean cousin tells her, but her father tells her that she is an
When Leia returns to the woods, she confronts a bounty hunter named Vect Norku (Flea) who kidnaps her. Bail and Breha send a message to Obi-Wan that they should find someone else, using the excuse that he must stay and watch over Luke. But when Bail comes to Tatooine, stating Leia is equally important to his quest to defeat the Empire as Luke, Obi-Wan changes.
What Shows Will It Remind You Of? Obi-Wan Kenobi fancies the Star Wars prequel trilogy that ended with 2005sRevenge Of The Sith, and it feels like a continuation of that, with some of the enticedness of the final trilogy mixed in.
Obi-Wan Kenobiis is the closest any of the Star Wars TV series have reached to the tone and aesthetic of the movie trilogies, according to Deborah Chow. In fact, this approach almost feels like Lucasfilm''s way of making up for what George Lucas did in the prequel trilogy, where extensive dialogue, boring procedural scenes, and, well, just not a lot of the power that the Episodes IV-VI trilogy had.
Obi-Wan is forced to locate Leia after ten-year layoff. The second point reflects his reluctance to make himself more visible to those who are following him (more on that in the next article) and his general ambivalence about being a Jedi. He is still reeling from the death of his master Qui-Gon Jinn (Liam Neeson in the films) and the demise (he believes) of Anakin Skywalker (Hayden Christens
McGregor shows off his ambivalence, and he appears to be slipping well back into the Obi-Wans persona, even if its a craggier and more bitter version than it was seen in the prequels.
The Third Sister is on a personal quest to discover and kill Obi-Wan, revealing to the Fifth Brother that she has nothing but to pursue her. In the first scenes, we can see that Obi-Wan will be a villain, unlike in any of the Star Warsuniverse. A very human person, not unencumbered by machinery, and one of whom is pure evil domination.
When Obi-Wan decided to go find his light saber, the first hour moved at an excellent pace, and we had a little smile on our face. Both indicate thatObi-Wan Kenobimight will end up being the best Star Wars series to date.
Sex and Skin: None. The TV-14 rating is more about violence, like Reva light sabering off a village hand.
Parting Shot: As he gets on a transport ship, we notice a flash of the light shining under Obi-Wans robe, and the start of his adventure to retrieve Leia and return her to Alderaan.
Vivien Lyra Blair excels in portraying young Leia, embodying the same strain and sense of adventure that Carrie Fisher brought to the adult version in the last six episodes of the series.
Most Pilot-y Line: Teka, the Jawa who sells Obi-Wan anything hes salvaged, including stolen parts from Obi-Wans own vaporator, should have brought back soap. I might smell you from Anchorhead. How rude!
STREAM IT.Obi-Wan Kenobidoesnt try to do anything new; it only sends a beloved character on an adventure that will fit nicely in the Star Wars canon, giving McGregor the opportunity to play in a story where Obi-Wan kicks butt and takes names.