We are watching the entire Obi-Wan Kenobi series in one shot today. Think of it as a 4.5 hour movie titled Star Wars Episode 3.5.
It begs the question, what is the best light saber fight?
My usual answer is Darth Mail/Qui Gon/Obi-Wan fight in episode one. The Anakin/Obi-Wan fight in episode three is my other answer. I’ve always felt it was one of those two.
The Kylo/Rey/Snope’s guards fight in episode eight is in the ballpark too. I’ve also always had a soft spot for Luke/Vader in episode six. Those are great, but for my money it’s generally been the big two.
Now that we have the Kenobi series…. No spoilers, but it’s safe to say the big two is now the big three.
I am so hyped about the Obi-Wan Kenobi series that I can barely focus on anything else. The first two episodes came out yesterday and they were so good that I can’t even process it. When Disney first bought Lucasfilm they immediately started talking about a Kenobi movie and I was super excited. Then they scrapped the Story movies and I was disappointed, like everyone else. Then Disney+ was announced and the scrapped Kenobi movie became a Kenobi series and my hype level skyrocketed.
And now it’s here. The first third of it at least. I will not spoil anything for anyone as I want the entire Earth to hang on every second the way that I did. The first episode establishes the current situation and the second episode throws the whole thing into overdrive. It is so well done. I cannot wait until the third episode to come out on Wednesday. It’s a safe bet I will watch the first two at least one more time before then. They are both so good, I can’t stand it.
Obi-Wan Kenobi comes to Disney+ in three days. To prepare, we watched Episode III and the companion piece that is the last four episodes of The Clone Wars series.
This afternoon I decided to continue the prep by binging the holy hell out of Rebels. I won’t even come remotely close to finishing. Hell, I might not even get as far as season 2. It’s the thought that counts. If I’m here in convalescent mode then I might as well dig in, right?
My wife just let me know that she’s in an online debate regarding the Force Ghosts at the end of the special edition of Return of the Jedi.
No. Luke would not see a young Anakin as a force ghost. No No No No No! Never! He never saw his father as a young man. He only saw his face one time in his entire life and it was as he lay dying on the Death Star literally minutes before! No, he would not see young Anakin! He would see Anakin as he knew him! An old, wrinkled, pasty skinned dude!
And if he did, why doesn’t he see young Obi-Wan? Why doesn’t he see young Yoda? What the fuck, Lucas? Of all the stupid, senseless things to see in the prequels and the special editions, replacing the old Anakin with the young Anakin at the end of Return of the Jedi is the dumbest by far!
Sorry… needed to vent.
The debate she was having was actually a cross over. It had something to do with Force Ghosts being involved in the new Ghost Busters movie. That made me wonder… could a Proton Pack hold a Force Ghost? Something to ponder, my movie franchise loving friends. Something to ponder.