How Obi-Wan Kenobi went from space opera to operetta


    How Obi-Wan Kenobi went from space opera to operetta

    Focus hailed the first four episodes of the new Jedi and Sith creation, but the fifth and the sixth crossed out everything.

    The streaming platform Disney+, having posted the first four episodes of the Obi-Wan Kenobi mini-series, managed to create the necessary intrigue: the groundwork was excellent. The Star Wars universe retained the atmosphere of George Lucas' early creations, while introducing ironic and juicy elements of social fiction. Not a bad plot, in principle, with the theft of a young Princess Leia and a story about the difficult relationship between Kenobi and Darth Vader.

    After four episodes, everyone was waiting for the original denouement, but when streaming posted the last two parts, it was a complete disappointment. What is the reason? There are two of them.

    • The first is the maximum primitivization of the script material.
    • And the second is the violation of the coordinate system: where there is no death, there is no life. The characters don't die here, which means everything is “pretend”.

    Let's not go into the details of the story, just note – Darth Vader revealed Reva's plans and, as a result of a skirmish, pierced her with a lightsaber. Through. And left to die. But she survived. How? We don't know. In the next episode, she appears on Tatooine, tied up in a rag. The lightsaber, it turns out, is not deadly to health?

    The series “Obi-Wan Kenobi”. Fanfiction and only

    The duel between Obi-Wan and Darth Vader takes place on the same planet. Dart has lost fights to the teacher before, but he can't calm down. Their dialogue before the duel is “the pinnacle of eloquence.”

    — Have you come to destroy me, Obi-Wan? asks Darth Vader.

    “I'll do what I have to,” Kenobi replies evasively.

    “Then you'll die!”

    We understand that writer Joby Harold is not Alexandre Dumas to create witty dialogues between duelists, but why reduce everything to such a desperate primitive?

     How Obi-Wan Kenobi went from a space opera to an operetta

    You will always lose! – continues to bass Darth Vader, although it was he who lost. But now, with the help of the Jedi Force, he made Obi-Wan literally fall through the ground (more precisely, through Tatooine). Dart stares for a long time, flickering with lights, at Obi-Wan sitting at the bottom of the pit, and then with a wave of his hand sends a mass of cobblestones and rock fragments into it. When the pit is filled to the top, he says, “Did you really think you could beat me? You failed, teacher.” The quality of the text is reminiscent of a sixth-grader's Star Wars fanfiction written during recess.

    Darth Vader leaves without making sure: “The patient is rather dead or alive”?

    Obi-Wan Kenobi, meanwhile, lifts the rocks above him with a wave of his hand and climbs out of the pit. Let's note aside: any construction corporation can safely use both knights instead of cranes. Our fighters wave their swords again, and then Obi-Wan does the same trick that his student recently showed – to the solemn symphonic oratorio, he lifts up the local stones and directs their stream directly into the head of Darth Vader. And additionally gives him a sword on the helmet, so that it doesn’t seem small. From the helmet, as from a construction helmet, half flies off. From somewhere deep inside, a crippled Anakin Skywalker is looking at us.

    Again, the “epic” dialogue that ends like this:

    “Forgive me, Anakin,” Kenobi suddenly says. For what, what do you think? That's right: “For everything.” And leaves. Like an intellectual, about whom they sang in the Soviet action movie “Don't be afraid, I'm with you”: “But he is an opponent – it doesn't get any better, you will fall, but he doesn't finish!”.

    Wounded Darth Vader followed him several once threateningly repeats, barely moving his tongue: “Obi-Wan”.

    Again, no one was hurt. Apart from the audience

    However, in the next episode, Darth Vader in a new helmet, he himself is cheerful and fresh and reports to Emperor Palpatine: “We will destroy everything until we find Kenobi. He will not run away from me again.” Emperor: “I doubt you're thinking clearly.” These words can be fully attributed to the screenwriter: the space opera has turned into an operetta. And a child's. Judge for yourself.

    Princess Leia has been returned to her foster parents. Her savior Obi-Wan Kenobi arrives on a ship and descends the ladder, the girl rushes – no, not to him, but to her pocket droid, hovering behind the Jedi: “Lola, I missed you!”.

    ” I fear for her future,” says the stepfather. We would also be afraid – in this situation. But the noble intellectual Obi-Wan Kenobi was not offended, but said to the girl: “You are wise, insightful and kind, like a mother. And also enthusiastic, fearless and decisive, like a father.” Who does not know – her dad Darth Vader.

    In general, all this would be funny if it were not so sad. It's a pity, the series began promisingly.


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