Obi-Wan Kenobi Disney+ Series Review: What’s it like to be in the role of an ancient sage? We’re going to discuss Benny Safdie’s direction and Ewan McGregor’s performance as Obi-Wan Kenobi. We’ll also discuss Leia Organa’s performance as the rebel spy and her adventures in the planet Alderaan.
Ewan McGregor as Obi-Wan Kenobi
Star Wars: The Last Jedi stars Ewan McGregor as the young Jedi Master, a character that has lived through four decades of the franchise. This new series fills in the backstory of this mysterious Jedi in between the films. It also follows Obi-Wan’s earliest appearance in the Star Wars: Rebels series. It is a rousing and emotional continuation of the story of this iconic Jedi.
Star Wars fans have been excited for the new series starring Ewan McGregor as Obi-WaN Kenobi since “Revenge of the Sith” premiered on Disney+ in 2015. Though the original movie was critically panned, the prequel series was one of the few that fans liked. Ewan McGregor’s performance is perfect for the role, even if it was disappointing to see Anakin Skywalker go dark.
Benny Safdie’s direction
If you have seen the previous Star Wars movies, then you are probably excited to see this reboot, which is set in the same universe as the original trilogy. The plot revolves around Luke and his sister, Princess Leia. Vivien Lyra Blair, who plays Leia, plays the young Jedi, and the show’s other main character, Bail Organa, played by Jimmy Smits. Both are played by actors who will be familiar to fans of the Star Wars movies.
The direction of the new series by Benny Safdie, who helmed the original film, is reminiscent of Logan, the critically acclaimed film about the slain Jedi. It has similar motifs and themes – a hero who struggles to see himself as a hero – and an artificially sad tone.
Ewan McGregor’s performance
The latest “Star Wars” TV series, Obi Wan Kenobi, premiered early on Disney+ last night. Although critics were not given screeners of the show, Disney gave us early access on a Friday before the long holiday weekend. Obi Wan Kenobi stars Ewan McGregor, who delivers a terrific performance as the narrator. The series’ emotional weight comes from the events depicted on the screen. Throughout the series, we see Kenobi transform from a nihilist to an optimist, a transformation that is reflected in the film’s characters.
As Obi-Wan Kenobi, Ewan McGregor makes a compelling return. His caring, self-possessed character is also capable of kicking a prickly ass and displaying a great deal of pride. As a result, viewers feel one with his character, even if there are some moments when he is prone to resentment.
Leia Organa as Leia Organa in Alderaan
After the events of Episode III: Revenge of the Sith, a bounty was placed on Leia Organa’s head of 10 million credits. However, Leia did not let this deter her from her mission to save the galaxy. She remained steadfast in her fight against the First Order and the Empire. Although she was loathful of both, she did not feel like she could turn her back on the people and things she cared about. Leia knew only one thing: she had to protect those she loved.
When she was young, Leia Organa was born on the planet Alderaan. Her mother, Padme Amidala, died shortly after her birth and her parents were sent to Alderaan to raise their twins. Leia didn’t know she was a Skywalker and thought Luke was her only living relative. Leia eventually became the youngest member of the Imperial Senate and the driving force behind the Galactic Alliance, New Republic, and Rebel Alliance.
The show’s runtime
The Obi Wan Kenobi-Disney+ Series will be released on Friday nights, but the release date has been pushed back to Friday. The series had originally been scheduled for a 12 a.m. PT release on Fridays, but Disney+ revealed the news only hours before the episodes were scheduled to air. It’s unclear if subsequent episodes will be released at the same time, or if they’ll be dropped at random times. While the runtime is less than expected, this doesn’t mean that fans will be left without an episode of their favorite Star Wars franchise.
It is currently unclear how long the Obi-Wan Kenobi-Disney+ Series will run, but the show is scheduled to premiere on May 27th, 2022. The show will then air every Wednesday until June 22nd. Although it’s listed as a limited series, showrunner Deborah Chow hasn’t ruled out a second season. There are five episodes scheduled for the first season, and the showrunner has not said how many episodes she anticipates for the second season.