Movies are full of stories about retired characters who have no choice but to get back into action to solve some serious case, to the point where we’ve lost count. From Bill Munny to Clint Eastwood No mercy (1992), Anthony Hopkins’ passage through Dr. Lecter in Hannibal (2001), Michael C. Hall’s other killer Dexter: New Blood (2021-2022). And now of course he joins them Obi-Wan Kenobi Ewan McGregor.

If the first episode of a series directed by Deborah Chow for Disney+ sets the stage for Jedi reluctantly accepting his inevitable role in a galaxy oppressed by Ian McDiarmid’s Shev Palpatine Empire and Hayden Christensen’s Darth Vader, during the second they show us how he offers to grant Jimmy Smits’ request for Prestor Organa’s bail and come to the aid of little Leahwhich Vivienne Laira Blaircon played with surprising persuasiveness.

The planet Dayu, on which the whole story unfolds, slightly smacks of the Earth, which we see in two films. blade runner (1982, 2017). For his crowded ultra-tech decadence and antics of the underworld. D Obi-Wan Kenobi add here very nice detail: quackery what exists around the legendary knights Jedi with Kumail Nanjiani’s Hajj Estri, a twist typical of the film era when myths are shattered.

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Vulnerable Jedi by Ewan McGregor

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The fact that the protagonist was out of circulation, in a gray life that had nothing to do with the adventures he was involved in in order to fulfill his past obligations, is no joke. From the moment he starts confronting criminals, doing some pirouettes and giving slaps in the face, we feel that out of shape. Even his communication with the Force has lost much of its effectiveness, and his master, the late Qui-Gon Jinn of Liam Neeson, does not respond to him.

Under the rule of the Empire, Obi-Wan Kenobi is on an important mission.

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Nonetheless, this clear vulnerability Obi-Wan Kenobi Ewan McGregor, so far from superhero abilities that Jedi they watch movies star Wars and thus closer to the human corporeality of someone like Pedro Pascal’s Din Djarin The Mandalorian (since 2019), lowering this mythical person to a personal level it helps us identify with him more easily and, in short, we can appreciate his efforts more.

Death Turn and Obi-Wan Kenobi Shock

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Reva Moses Ingram’s second trick to be able to get the famous Jedimaking him the target of all unscrupulous dayu ranchers reminds us of the end John Wick 2 and its sequel (2017, 2019) with Keanu Reeves and Atla Mesa’s own hitman. But also, the same narrative in the chapter “Sin” (1×03) The Mandalorian with the entire Bounty Hunter Syndicate behind Din Djarin because of Grog.

death turn the rebellious character who killed the Grand Inquisitor in the last section of the chapter reminds us of other great betrayals between sith: from Darth Vader sending Emperor Palpatine to Star Wars: Return of the Jedi (1983) to Adam Driver’s Kylo Ren doing the same with Andy Serkis’ Snoke in the last jedi (2017). Sad as it is to lose the villain Rupert Friend, no sin of inconsistency.

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Now, at the moment when really we touch fiber In this episode, more entertaining than the previous one, but not overly dramatic, Obi-Wan Kenobi learns that Anakin Skywalker is still alive in Darth Vader’s armor. Emotions that Ewan McGregor manages to convey with this demanding close-up, they reveal themselves so subtly and precisely in their shocked faces that one can only surrender to the evidence of their talent. Chapo.

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