Obi-Wan Kenobi: Part VI: Review

Former short-term Imperial Grand Inquisitor Reva (Moses Ingram) has predictably survived the confrontation with Vader and travels to Tatooine, where she searches for the Lars farm. The badly battered ship of the rebels around Roken (O’Shea Jackson, Jr.) and Haja Estree (Kumail Nanjiani) meanwhile threatens destruction under the fire of Darth Vader’s (voice in the original still by James Earl Jones) Star Destroyer. Because of this, Ben (Obi-Wan) (Ewan McGregor) decides to sacrifice himself, while at the same time Owen Lars (Joel Edgerton, The Underground Railroad) is warned by a friend.

After saying goodbye to his little charge Leia (Vivien Lyra Blair), Ben leaves the battered rebel ship in a shuttle, causing Darth Vader to focus the pursuit on it. At the same time, at Owen and Beru’s wet farm, Reva meets Lars (Bonnie Piesse, “The Vow’) who have already prepared for the encounter. Meanwhile, Obi-Wan and Vader have landed on a rocky planet, where they once again cross the laser blades of their lightsabers.

At the same time, the Larsens are defeated by Reva’s fighting power and Owen literally sends little Luke (Grant Feely, Creepshow) into the desert to hide from the sinister pursuer. Obi-Wan proves to be significantly inferior to his former student during the duel. When he has almost conquered it and the face of Anakin Skywalker (Hayden Christensen) appears under Vader’s destroyed helmet, he reveals to the deeply affected Obi-Wan his now complete transformation from small slave boy to mighty warrior of the dark side of the Force . Reva, on the other hand, is also going through a change.

A brilliant conclusion

The reviewer, as has already been written several times in previous reviews, is basically quite taken with the new live-action series from the universe of “star Wars“Had his fears about the conclusion of Obi-Wan Kenobi after the overall rather meager episode of the past week. But after the grandiose 51 minutes of the final episode (a second season of the series is very likely to be produced), these fears have been dispelled.

Of course, there will also be cause for criticism for numerous viewers in their case: Overall, at least the majority of the live-action series from the starry world once conceived by George Lucas has developed into a similar bone of contention as the new films and has a similar overall difficult position. It must be admitted that they all sometimes deal rather laxly with the canon of the saga as well as their very own style and sometimes bring in innovations or additions that cause anything but great enthusiasm, especially among the old fans. Obi-Wan Kenobi is no exception.

But objectively speaking, there is a lot that is offered, especially in the final episode of the first season (if a second one actually follows): In particular, the chase scenes of Vader’s Star Destroyer and the rickety rebel ship have pronounced cinema quality and are not surprising recalls several similar scenes from the silver screen episodes, and while Vader and Obi-Wan’s renewed lightsaber duel seems a little drawn out, the choreography here leaves nothing to be desired, which also applies to the poignant final encounter between Obi-Wan and Wan and Anakin applies.

Here Obi-Wan is cleared of all blame for Vader’s birth a little too quickly, but on the other hand it also explains why Ben only addresses his former student as Darth from then on and no longer by his former name. Reva’s nocturnal search for little Luke (which, however, makes one wonder how the former Grand Inquisitor actually knows about him) is an exciting affair overall.

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