Obi-Wan Kenobi Midseason Review

(Review contains spoilers)

Kenobi faces his old apprentice and takes on his most
dangerous mission yet.

           Obi-Wan Kenobi stars Ewan McGregor, returning as the titular hero. Also
returning are Hayden Christensen as Darth Vader as well as Joel Edgerton and
Bonnie Piesse as Uncle Owen and Aunt Beru. New to Star Wars are Moses Ingram as
Inquisitor Reva, Rupert Friend as the Grand Inquisitor, and Sung Kang as the
Fifth Brother. Other cast includes Kumail Nanjiani as Haja Estree, Ben Safdie
as Nari, Flea as Vect Nokru, Simone Kessell and Jimmy Smits and Breha and Bail
Organa, and Vivien Lyra Blair as Leia Organa. Appearingin Parts 3 and 4 are
Indira Varma as Tala, O’Shea Jackson Jr. as Roken, and Rya Kihlstedt as Fourth

           Before I review the next two
episodes, I want to mention something that boils my blood. Nobody has the right
to bully someone because of their skin color. Nobody should demean somebody
because of their skin color. The treatment of Moses Ingram by certain members
of the Star Wars community is absolutely disgusting. Unfortunately, this side
of the Star Wars fandom exists. It taints the reputation of the other Star Wars
fans who are morally higher than those who choose to act in this evil way. I
doubt racism itself will ever truly go away, but we definitely cannot be tolerant
of it.

           Okay, back to Star Wars. Overall I
enjoyed the most recent episodes of Obi-Wan
. There were a lot of fun blaster action and Snowspeeder zoomies.
Obi-Wan really started to come back into his own in Part 4, getting his edge
back and showing off how powerful he is with the force. He’s still a little
rusty with his lightsaber but he’s trying.

           One of the coolest locations yet to
appear in a Star Wars show shows up in Part 4. Coming to life from the game Jedi:
Fallen Order
is the Fortress Inquisitorious.
It is definitely the last
place a Jedi should be. It’s filled to the brim with Stormtroopers and
partially submerged in the waters of the water moon Nur. Nur is also located in
the Mustafar System, or “Vader’s System.” It feels like a Sith fortress more
than an Imperial base and the contents of the fortress’s lower levels prove
that. I
can only imagine the pain Obi-Wan felt seeing the corpses of Jedi encased in
amber. It would’ve been cool to include a more recognizable Jedi, like Shaak
Ti, in the corpse room, but the room had its intended impact anyways.

           Parts 3 and 4 introduce us to a new
sect of the rebellion against the empire. The Path is a secret group dedicated to the
transportation of force-sensitive individuals to safety from the Empire. New
characters Tala and Roken are part of this group. They assist Obi-Wan
throughout Parts 3 and 4, specifically saving him from Darth Vader and helping
him rescue Leia from the Inquisitor base.

           The Path is important to the Star
Wars universe because of who it protects and what it could mean for future Star
Wars projects. I hope the group makes it to the end of the series because they
give me hope. The height of the Empire’s power is a terrifying time for the
galaxy. Groups like the Path are desperately needed to help keep people safe.
People who are being hunted by those who’ve fallen from the light side of the

           Not just the fallen Inquisitors, but
the one who ushered in the age of the Empire. Darth Vader returns to the screen
for the first time since Rogue One,
fueled by vengeance against his former master. His fight with Kenobi on Mapuzzo showcased both Vader’s growth in power
and an attempt at vengeance against Obi-Wan.
He never forgot Mustafar, and
he wants Obi-Wan to burn. He is also the psycho sum’bitch who will hurt those
who fail him. Nobody is safe from his wrath, not even Inquisitor Reva.

           Wrapping up, I think that Obi-Wan Kenobi is still moving forward
just fine. I expect a big fight between Obi-Wan, Vader, and Reva to erupt in
Part 6. I also expect a return to Mustafar before Obi-Wan manages to save Leia
and go back into hiding again. There better be a sensible reason to explain how
Obi-Wan can hide out on Tattooine again without the Inquisitor’s returning.
Just more speculation, as a Star Wars fan it’s something I constantly do.
Whatever happens, I hope it’s good. Also, lastly, don’t be a racist piece of
shit and treat everybody with respect

Part 3: 8.8/10

Part 4: 8.9/10

JulianVHayden Avatar

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

Website Powered by

%d bloggers like this: