REVIEW: ‘Obi-Wan Kenobi’ Episode 4
Series director Deborah Chow continues to shine as she brings to life the most thrilling and anxiety-inducing Star Wars project yet; this is our review for Obi-Wan Kenobi Episode 4.
There were plenty of questions as to how this new Star Wars series would be grounded; establishing the life of for former Jedi master, many had assumed that it would follow his attempted escapes from the impending clutches of a vengeful Darth Vader.
Although that has, indeed, gone on to be the main conflict of the series, it has also established some of the most terrifying work done for a Star Wars project, in delivering something that feels more like an espionage-style thriller than an intergalactic space epic.
Ewan McGregor has continued to be brilliant as Obi-Wan Kenobi, but where the series shines thus far is the villainous relentless of Riva and her uncompromising hunt for the Jedi.
Obi-Wan Kenobi Episode 4 is centered around a rescue mission, and sets up the perfect premise for director Deborah Chow to continue to shine; as this, she has continually delivered fantastic installments to what is easily the most anticipated Star Wars project of recent memory.
That, perhaps, continues to be the crowning achievement of Chow and the Obi-Wan Kenobi creative team; for almost two decades, fans have imagined this portion of Star Wars untold history, with every fathomable idea being constructed in the minds of those who love this world most.
Yet, with every episode, Chow delivers something that feels completely new, fresh, and riveting; taking full advantage of the tools at her disposal.
Princess Leia continues to be a bright spot- and her interactions with Reva prove to be an incredible bright spot for both performers- and rebel spy Tala is fantastic in her second stint.
But what is by far the greatest aspect of what Chow has done in this series is tell brilliant, narrative story points, with visual elements.
The symbolical parallel of Obi-Wan and Darth Vader in the bacta tanks was a chilling moment, and Kenobi’s use of darkness to take out stormtroopers with the glow of his lightsaber was fantastic storytelling.
Obi-Wan Kenobi episode 4- being a phenomenally well-told story of two of Star Wars’ most beloved characters- was another great outing for a series that has thus far been an overwhelming success story for the filmmaking force that is Deborah Chow.