I first "met" Obi-Wan Kenobi when I was six years old. I was sitting in the dark with my parents, watching Star Wars, and having my world rocked.
Obi-Wan wasn't my favorite character then. At age six, I think I liked C-3PO and Princess Leia the
Of course, I had no idea who Alec Guinness was. He wasn't big with the playground set before Star Wars. But that didn't mean I didn't understand presence. As Obi-Wan, he seemed weary and sad, like my Grandpa when you asked him about the war. He also seemed like there a lightness to him beneath. Like he used to be fun.
Gravitas. That's what it was. In a world full of pew-pew and "it's so crazy it might just work!", Guinness as Obi-Wan had dignity. Thanks goodness there was Obi-Wan. He really was our only hope.
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I wasn't that into Obi Wan Kenobi as an eleven year old either. When I rewatched the movies as an adult, I was struck by his quiet optimism in the face of such terrible odds. His sense of sacrifice was impressive too.ReplyDelete
I have to agree, as a kid, he wasn't my favorite, but now, as an adult, I appreciate his role much more.ReplyDelete
I was an adult when I met Obi Wan Kenobi so, of course, I loved him but I was already in love with Alec Guinness.ReplyDelete
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I think he has to be my favourite character in the film. But that might have something to do with the fact that he was the best actor!ReplyDelete
Rosa Temple writes...
I can't remember the first time I saw Star Wars, but it always makes me sad when he dies in the first film.ReplyDelete
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I had Obi-Wan as my fictional phantom for O :) He's awesome!ReplyDelete
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I think they just released a trailer of Kenobi movie. I idolise Obi-Wan all my life and I think he should be the main hero instead of Skywalker. Total candy. I think they just released a trailer of Kenobi movie check it out here http://tinyurl.com/jwum6ppReplyDelete