Tuesday, June 28, 2022

Review Tuesday: OBI - WAN KENOBI

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When a 10 year-old Princess Leia is kidnapped, Obi-Wan Kenobi has to come out of hiding to save her. 
FOUR YEARS AGO, when the earliest rumors of a movie was in preparation, I held little hope that Disney would bring back OBI-WAN KENOBI. However, while the world was gripped in pandemic, Disney shifted it's focus on some projects. Another movie that was also being kicked around was BOBA FETT, and that was converted into limited series that came out earlier this year and disappointed fans. We should've been prepared for what came next: OBI-WAN KENOBI. 
Ten years after the events of Episode III: Revenge Of The Sith, Obi-Wan, now Ben, Kenobi, is a strange cave dwelling hermit on Tattooine (again Tattooine), only to emerge to go to his weird job at the desert butchery. And to creep around the Lars homestead, trying to steal glances of his charge, Luke Skywalker.
From simple idea, to complex plot-line. The Inquisitors are still working diligently to track down and collect Force sensitives and any remaining Jedi, especially Obi-Wan Kenobi. As coincidence would have it, The Inquisitors show up on Tattooine in pursuit of one Jedi, while one ambitious Inquisitor named Reva sets a trap for Obi-Wan. Her trap was to kidnap Princess Leia Organa, knowing that Bail Organa once was friends with Obi-Wan. While that was going on, Obi-Wan witnessed Reva's cruelty as she was trying to flush out Jedi hiding out locally. Of course, he stands bye and does nothing while Reva does her worst. 
I am a bit conflicted about the series as a whole. The cast was pretty great. The visuals and some of the action was a lot of fun. The writing was lackluster, at best. It's like people who weren't familiar with the source material wrote this. Oh wait, isn't that what Disney admitted they did?   

In the beginning, I was just so happy to get this series. However, as each episode came out, and I thought more and more about what I was seeing, I found myself becoming more and more disappointed. Giant plot holes. Bad dialog. Dumb actions and reactions. Characters who are out of character. This left like there were some scenes were worked out, maybe for a movie were dragged out into a six episode mini-series. 

I would call this show DISAPPOINTING. Again, they hyped this as a masterpiece, yet there were too many major problems with the script that ret-con Episode IV: A New Hope, and don't get me started on the bad writing and poor character development. 
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