May
14
2019

The Fan-made Obi-Wan/Vader fight scene, reimagined.

I’ve been seeing people reference this a few times today, so I finally watched it. It’s well done. More than you might think, in fact.

Seriously, compare it to the original Star Wars clip.

It’s not really anybody’s fault. They were working under different parameters, budgets, technology, and frankly actors (Alec Guinness was many things, but a parkour expert was not one of them). So this is more of a little treat than anything else. It’s fun sometimes to be living in the future, ain’t it?

Moe Lane

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5 Comments

  • JustDave says:

    “If you strike me down, I shall become more powerful than you can possibly imagine. Just, you know, not in any way that would much bother the empire or help the rebellion.”

  • Cameron says:

    It’s a cool concept but I’m not a fan of the re-imagining.
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    You get at that level of mastery, you don’t need a lot of speed or force. Think about the scene in Mos Eisley. Ben didn’t use fancy moves. Just two strikes and finished. As for Vader, he was not in his prime and weighed down by armor and machinery.

    • Moe_Lane says:

      The problem there is that now everybody remembers that scene in Rogue One where Vader buzzsawed his way through an entire squad of rebels. Which was awesome, but the next time we see him fight (a couple of days later)…

      • Cameron says:

        Vader was in his 40s and you’re almost as old as me. Try a lot of physical exertion in a short period of time and see if you can get through the day without reaching for the ibuprofen. 🙂

  • Belcatar says:

    It was entertaining. However, in the film, it’s established that Obi-Wan Kenobi hadn’t done any Jedi-related exercise in quite some time. He says “Now that’s a name I haven’t heard in a long, long time. A long time.” If he hadn’t even heard his Jedi name in a long time, it’s pretty likely that he would be out of practice. So having him leap around like Toshiro Mifune in his prime doesn’t make a whole lot of sense.

    That in no way detracts from how awesome this reimagining is.

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