Star Wars: Obi-Wan Kenobi - The Spence Edit

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Sincerely. It could be better

It barely has an added soundtrack, in the final duel it seems that it starts with a small part of added music. But then it still has the same music from the original series... and so on with the entire movie.
Although it has interesting transitions that reduce the duration, it does not fix the problems of the plots and narrative. (Is Leia's cousin that important?)

I'm sorry, but it's my opinion

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Owner's reply November 25, 2023

Thank you for the review! Music replacement was not a goal of this edit.

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Kenobi is a series that has a lot to like in it, but I'd be lying if I said it didn't pad things out a bit. Spence does a good job at distilling the series to it's most basic elements into feature-length, which is commendable. Unfortunately, so much is stripped away that the fanedit feels more like a time killer rather than something additive to the franchise.

Like many, I thought the end of the second fight between Obi-Wan & Vader was weak, because it ends with Obi-Wan letting Vader go more or less because neither of them's supposed to die yet, as opposed to an in-story reason that's satisfying. I respect Spence's decision to save the AotC-era & Order 66 flashbacks for his prequel edits, but it robs Kenobi's story of texture that would be vital in crafting a better reason why Obi-Wan let's Vader go, whether it's Obi-Wan still seeing some Anakin in Vader or turning down the chance to kill Vader in order to save Luke (which I surprisingly missed the assault on the Lars holmstead, otherwise it seems Owen's just fine with Ben showing up now).

All, a herculean task, but it's just not for me.

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