When I heard the Obi Wan TV series was released I was hoping they could rejuvenate the enterprise. A younger Obi Wan played by Ewan McGregor in the Star Wars prequels was one of the few shining lights in what was an overall disappointing trilogy. But wait, the worst was yet to come. Post original cannon and Lucas, Disney thought they could revive the franchise series with episodes V11 – V1V. I didn’t even watch the last film when I learnt the Emperor had been revived and in essence all that Luke in the OT (original trilogy) had overcome and defeated was all in vain.
I remember fondly watching Episode 4 with my father when I was a youngen. I have watched it often with my own children. Upon each viewing I couldn’t wait until Obi Wan appeared having scared off the sand people on Tatooine and help Luke. Their ensuing discussion at his home is of course the stuff of movie legend. It’s impressive how much lore Lucas distilled into it. This really is the foundational lore scene of all SW. I had imagined this new Disney production of Obi Wan would flesh this out on Tatooine and make for an intriguing and nostalgic epic prequel to the OT. Kenobi should’ve been a masterful home run adding multiple layers of depth to Obi-Wan’s character. Nope.
All of Star Wars post OT feels like a sick joke. Don’t writers have imagination or a longing to immerse in the ‘force’ which pervaded the OT? It’s as though the writers have no real life experience to show them how to tell a good story. I don’t know how people, myself included allow themselves to expect decent story-telling, or competency from Disney. If anything sums up how shit ‘woke-culture’ has made society it is found in their interpretation of Star Wars. To take a leaf out of Episode IV ‘We will crush the rebellion with one swift stroke‘. Congratulations Disney because you have done exactly that.
I’ll turn it over to the Critical Dinker on his thoughts of Obi-Wan:
That was the first bits of extracts of anything Star Wars-y that I’ve ever seen in my life! I’m a bit out of touch! But I thoroughly enjoyed the Critical Dinker’s review.
You haven’t seen Star Wars – A New Hope? I couldn’t imagine having lived without seeing that movie. So tell me about it Bruce lol
The only thing I know is that it had the phrase in it: “May the force be with you”. The pictures I’ve seen all look so artificial. Aliens are made up like dolls. It doesn’t work for me, and hence I’ve never watched it. I saw ET which was profoundly silly. Is that part of it? I thought that Luke Skywalker killed Darth Vader – but apparently not. Isaac Asimov’s “The Foundation” trilogy is a brilliant read! So it’s not that I dislike Science Fiction – it’s just that the bits I’ve seen of Star Wars extracts the costuming was silly (and nothing like the Aliens I’ve personally known!)!
I meant to add that I’ve never seen the Lord of the Rings movie either!
You have personally known aliens?
Utog skjhf shfjw. So what the hell do you think!
Star Wars was a HUGE part of my childhood-the original trilogy. What Disney did to it is a disgrace.
Same. Disgrace is a nice way of putting it lol
I saw, and liked, the first three Star Wars movies – ‘Star Wars’, ‘The Empire Strikes Back’ and ‘Return of the Jedi’ – when they were released in 1977, 1980 and 1983, respectively (I’m an old man.) But since then, I’ve had absolutely zero interest in seeing any of the follow-up episodes, and when the original three were re-named and placed into a newly-created and revisionist chronological order, I was really turned off from the entire enterprise for good.
I wish I had never seen the prequals or the Disney garbage. You are in good stead if you stay clear off all SW’s productions that aren’t OT.
I’m the same as Jeff…to avoid confusion…I loved the first three made. Also while we are at it…I hated when George Lucas went back and started to add things to the originals.
As far as the others made…Disney took something that could have been great and just ruined it to me. Like you said….Political Correctness has come into play in the new ones and it shows.
Hey Max, I agree George’s additions to the original three detracted from the movies. It’s disappointing overall what has occurred to the Franchise. It’s become a bit of a laughing stock.
I got a copy of the original series untouched by Lucas so they are the ones I watch.
I wish I had procured the original. Good move!