Ewan McGregor returns as Obi-wan

Ewan McGregor Returns To Star Wars In Obi-wan

Obi-wan is the first Star Wars content I’ve seen since that movie which shall not be named. I didn’t watch the last 2 movies, Baby Yoda and the Mando Guy, or Boba Fett.

Overall, I thought it was good. A little slow getting started and some of the atmosphere and music felt more Star Trek than Star Wars. But Ewan McGregor sold it.

I could have done without seeing the good guys trapped in another cave, but the finale made up for that retread.

Young Leia was fun and I liked seeing Uncle Owen and Aunt Beru again. Tala was also a solid new addition.

I didn’t find Inquisitor Reva as strong a character as she should have been. Moses Ingram didn’t show a lot of nuance or range in her performance until her final scenes. She was upstaged by pretty much every character she shared a scene with, including Leia. I found her interesting, but not nearly interesting enough to carry the show she’s reportedly getting.

I would watch a follow-up series, but I think it needs to not have Darth Vader in it. If Leia is 10 years old, that means Star Wars takes place within less than 10 years of Obi-wan. In Star Wars, Darth Vader says of Obi-wan that he’s a presence he’s “not felt since…”, suggesting it had been a long time since their last meeting. If they continue having encounters for the next few years, it will eventually be as if Vader was going to finish that sentence with “since … last Tuesday.”

The 6 episodes of Obi-wan are available for streaming exclusively on Disney+.

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