The Obi-Wan Kenobi miniseries premiered in Disney Plus its first two episodes. Starring Ewan Mc Gregor, who plays the Jedi Master and is produced by Lucasflm and Disney, the series aims directly at the hearts of fans of the Galactic saga, telling a story connected and derived from the first two original trilogies and speaker. in the center of the scene to one of the most beloved characters by the audience. Built as an action thriller, so far, the production is impacted by its great setting, its nostalgic tone and promises much more than an emotional journey of the purest Star War product.
SPOILERS. Obi-Wan Kenobi is imprisoned and lost all hope after the battle caused the Jedi to cease to exist. He lives tormented by his past, with daily nightmares and his days as the Jedi remain completely buried just like his lightsaber. His destiny is now in the desert planet Tatooine, where he is seen in secret for the welfare of little Luke Skywalker, who lives on the family farm of the Lars and completely oblivious to his true identity.
The story takes place ten years after what happened in “Revenge of the Sith”, when Master Kenobi died in Anakin Skywalker in Mustafar. Devastated by guilt, Obi-Wan uses Ben’s name and becomes an ordinary man. He works by cutting meat and earning the necessary credits to survive and make some other gift to young Luke, though Uncle Owen doesn’t like anything.
But this monotony and isolation is completely broken when the Imperial Inquisitors land on Tatooine, looking for a hidden Jedi, who will soon find him, even if they are not Kenobi. At the same time the story shows Princess Leia in her childhood, who already shows a strong character and a charismatic personality, until it is achieved by a group of bounty hunters.
Leia’s parents, Bail (Jimmy Smits) and Brahe Organa (Simone Kessell), are the ones who ask and beg Obi-Wan to rescue his daughter, unaware that he led him directly to a trap orchestrated by Reva, the Third. Sister of the Inquisitors. The villain, magnificently played by Moses Ingram, maintains a conflict with the rest of the Inquisitors, especially the Great Inquisitor, and does anything to get the Jedi out of hiding.
A big challenge
The “Obi-Wan Kenobi” series he bequeathed to Disney Plus, above, with a double weight on his back. On the one hand, to narrate dark years and of considerable interest in the mythology of the intergalactic saga; on the other hand, revisit everything we knew so far about one of his most beloved characters in the franchise.
The combination of both situations makes a new program a great novelty for the expanded universe of Star Wars, but also an unprecedented journey through the key points of its approach. In fact, much of the plot of “Obi-Wan Kenobi” is based on the possibility of recreating hitherto unknown moments of the character.
But already from the first scenes of the first episode, the work is taken to put in context to the spectators and to present / display to this unknown Obi-Wan Kenobi, shelves of the wise Jedi master of the prequels, and also of the original trilogy interpreted by Alec. Guinness.
The beginning is a flashback to the assault on the Jedi Temple, when Palpatine issues Order 66 which, laden with reminiscences, serves as an excellent resource to put in context the story and directly to the story that will tell the series.
A journey into the heart of Star Wars
Both initial episodes are the first act of a story full of intrigue, surprises and visual display, where the story, memories of the past and the various mentions of the master Qui-Gon (Liam Neason) puts the hairs on end, marked for the fantastic musical and main theme of the series composed by Master John Williams.
Thus, the story takes the form of the tone of an action thriller, dark-toned, where the legendary Jedi embarks on the mission of rescuing the girl Leia, although he was of his will, where constantly the wounds of the past emerge. , but self-repairing in his essence of master.
In this sense, Ewan McGregor skillfully constructs this character’s mood, not just as an exile who is constantly alert for the sole purpose of protecting the child Luke Skywalker; but also as the old leader of the Force, who will have to resume the path of the Jedi, which will surely be developed in the next four episodes.
A separate paragraph, in the interpretive section for Vivien Lyra Blair as the young Princess Leia, who is fantastic, incorporating her irreverent touch for the unforgettable character of the late Carrie Fisher. However, she is still a young woman who has been isolated in Alderaan all her life, but realizing every gesture that Leia has in her.
But her great talent as a child actress already surprised in the castings and, in this way, in 2018, she has been part of the series “Waco” and the film “Bird Box: A ciegas”, together with Sadra Bullock. In addition, she participated in “Indebetd” in 2020 and “Superheroics” in 2021. But, without a doubt, Leia Organa in the new series “Obi-Wan Kenobi” is her big role.
Meanwhile, in the middle, they will face off, many laser shots, prominent locations, and a gallery of characters with brief appearances, which will also expand their story within the series. All this is evidenced by the expertise of director Deborah Chow, who acts as a showrunner and the rest of the technical team who are always trying to get closer to the fiber of the Star Wars fan.
In conclusion, the first two episodes of the series “Obi-Wan Kenobi” at Disney Plus, surprise with a very careful product, which is absolutely enjoyable and exciting, because it takes a nostalgic journey through the prequels, which will go straight to the heart. of the fans, leaving the way open for each piece to start fitting in for future chapters leaving everyone eager to keep watching.
What will chapter 3 of “Obi-Wan Kenobi look like?
What comes next is the most juicy for the interest of all fans, as it will begin to show some points regarding the story of Darth Vader. Fiction will deepen and show new aspects of the character, in particular, as the critical period elapsed between his arrival as the most feared Sith in the series and his search for the surviving Jedi.
Order 66, of which Darth Vader was an essential part of its execution, will be part of the background of the program and, without a doubt, one of the points of greatest interest in his argument. That expectation was exposed in the final scene of episode 2, with the appearance of Lord Sith, which he did for Obi-Wan.
To check all this, you have to wait until next week to premiere episode 3 of the series “Obi-Wan Kenobi” exclusively in Disney Plus. Meanwhile, the first two chapters, the entire movie saga and all the series, can only be seen on Disney’s streaming platform.