Obi-wan Kenobi (show)

Huh, this last episode actually changed some of my opinions…

For instance, I don’t dislike Reva as much… THOUGH SHE SHOULD BE DEAD

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Ep. 5 was probably the most enjoyable, mostly just because of Vader. Seeing Reva get her a$$ handed to her was beyond satisfying.

My mind hasn’t been changed though, I still find the show mediocre cheap and pointless, but it’s still not awful.

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Still one more episode to go but so far the could be better but it also could be a lot worse.

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Honestly, I think this show has capped off my Star Wars burn out. Like, there’s really cool set-pieces and moments, but it’s disjointed at best and downright mediocre at worst.

I wanted to love it; Obi-wan is such a great character and post-Order 66 is such an interesting time. But things just happen for the sake of plot, and it feels like things are just happening to reach the episode quota for the season.

And OMG there’s just really bad stuff. Those Leia chase sequences? Terrible. Tala just straight up talking to Obi-wan through the comm in plain sight while there’s an imperial officer 5 feet away from her? Come on. Them escaping through the hanger, with the base on high alert, and they just… Stuff Leia under a cloak? Really??

Idk, it’s just… meh. And that’s what sucks, because it could’ve been amazing. Honestly, a lot of Disney’s recent Marvel and Star Wars shows as late have been feeling the same.

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Definitely feeling this. I love them both, but they’re reaching a point that I really don’t want them to reach. Plus, anyone else notice that CGI in the latest Marvel stuff has been falling drastically?

I really just wish Disney would focus so much less on pumping out these films and shows and focus more on taking their time, use a bigger budget, a longer time table, make something worth putting pride in. I still am enjoying the shows and films right now, but I have this anticipation that it’ll not be that way soon.

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Unfortunately this is not Disneys strategy for a subscription based service. If you make a bad movie, nobody buys it, but a bad show still gets attention, because each episode is a chance for improvement. In order to keep people subscribed, all they have to do is keep a constant supply of content, and quality isn’t going to matter unless people actually start to speak with their wallets.

It’s sad that new Star Wars content used to be a big deal. Even when people didn’t really like the movies, it was a big event you didn’t want to miss. Now people still feel the need to keep up to date, but all they’re getting is half baked. Looking at all the Star Wars shows they’ve announced for the future, I’m looking forward to maybe one and half of them.Unfortunately I see myself watching all the rest despite low enthusiasm. The scheme works, so there’s little reason for things to change.

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OOF definitely agree. On our podcast me and my co-host reacted to the She-hulk trailer and man there was some bad CG faces there. Even in Obi-wan, EP5; Why no de-aging for Anakin? Hayden is in his 40’s; if you have the budget to deep-fake Luke you can remove some wrinkles.

And that’s the sad truth of it. Disney will grind away any goodwill this IP has until it stops making money, which is upsetting. And you want to watch it because it has characters and worlds you’ve become invested in over the years- but it’s all just bait. Here’s some familiar faces from things Dave Filoni has worked on because fans want references from other shows and we’ll just cobble something together for a story. Thank you for the subscription.

Reminds me of the Bad Batch when they got a 45 year old Freddie Prince Jr. to voice a 14 year old

So uhh the final episode just happened
All I’m going to say is if pure OT fans still continue to say that “ANH Vader vs Obi battle is the best thing ever” are clearly lying lmao because the one in this episode was just insanely epic!

Overall I’m giving the whole season a 6.5/10
I believe it should’ve been a feature length film since 6 episodes were mainly filler with a handful of important scenes sandwiched together, but okay I won’t complain.
Seeing Hayden and Ewan go back to their old roles was nice.


I like that the ending left so many open doors for future stories in season 2, looking forward to it.

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I’m curious to know how you feel after episode 6, where reva tries to kill a random child she knows nothing about, for absolutely no reason.

Reva is now officially the worst Star Wars character in my opinion.


This series was utterly terrible. It contradicted canon in major ways, contributed nothing to Star wars, was horribly written, and even the lightsaber fights were awful.

I give it a 1/10: not canon

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never once did Obi-Wan use pocket sand, Anakin’s greatest weakness, in their fights.

0/10. fake star wars.

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Well, I loved the finale and thought the show was pretty good overall. Yes, it had flaws, but they didn’t bring the show down for me. I thought their duel in the finale was one of the best lightsaber duels in Star Wars, and I loved the scene after Obi-Wan slices off half of Vader’s helmet.

I know I’m in the minority in this thread (although I’ve seen plenty of people enjoy it on other forums I’m a member of), but I enjoyed this show a lot. I do agree with the sentiment that it should’ve been a movie though. I think it would have helped with issues regarding pacing.

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Bail Organa, the smartest man alive

Since you haven’t communicated, I’m beginning to worry you’ve been captured. Therefore, I’m going to go to the desert planet Tatooine to help the moisture farmer Owen Lars protect Luke Skywalker, who is the son of Darth Vader. You know, just like I protected Leia, who by the way is also the child of Darth Vader. I mean, you already know all of this, I just wanted to remind you in case you forgot. Make sure that if you are captured this message doesn’t fall into enemy hands, that would be bad. I’m not sure if this communicator has a delete function, but try stepping on it a few times, that should work. Bye!

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Cinematographically, it was great. I can’t disagree with you there. Seeing the lifting rocks, the broken [spoiler], was honestly cool.

Choreographically, it’s got nothing on the duels from Revenge of the Sith, or even TESB. Those fights are amazingly choreographed, while this one is a mess. A cool looking mess, I can’t deny that, but a mess.

Also, Cinematographically might be the longest word I’ve used on the boards.

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you’re not going to reach optimal speed safely with that broken

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And she might be getting her own spinoff!

I love Disney!

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Not great

Just realize I sort of posted my reply in the wrong topic, but it actually works better there:

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I finally watched the last episode, and it was meh. Although nowhere near the prequel fights, Vader vs Obi-wan was a long waited upon quality lightsaber duel in live action. Kind of upset the grand inquisitor did absolutely nothing in this series though. Reva also should just be dead by now. Stab wounds mean literally nothing.

Feels like they kept reusing one gimmick throughout the entire show to force encounters, and let certain people split up over and over. Obi-wan was used as bait in the same way three times, the last one being a stupid waste. Why couldn’t Obi-wan have just stalled for a little while until the main ship got away? He could’ve jumped into hyperspace as soon as they were clear.

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You know what rubbed me the wrong way about this series? The music. Like, if you were going to bring John William’s themes into a Star Wars show, this would be the place to do it. But you only get some in the last episode, and not even where it should’ve been.
Someone did a rescore of the Vader vs Obi-wan fight using Battle of the Heroes and Anakin Vs Obi-wan, and while it’s not perfect, it brings so much to the fight that wasn’t there before.
50% of a movie’s story is music, and having the score do the bare minimum instead of elevating the story is a crime.

Perfection

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