Ewan McGregor defends the Star Wars prequels and explains how his relationship with them has changed since the children who loved them have grown up.
Obi Wan Kenobi Star Ewan McGregor defends the much-maligned war of stars prequels and explains how his relationship with them has changed. The Scottish actor played a younger version of Obi-Wan Kenobi, the Jedi Master originally played by Alec Guinness, in the three prequels to the original war of stars Trilogy, 1999 The Phantom Menace2002 attack of the Clone warriorsand 2005 Vengeance of the Sith. Although the films were huge box office successes, they were widely criticized at the time. Although there has been some critical acclaim since its release, is the only film to receive a fresh score from both critics and fans Rotten Tomatoes is Vengeance of the Siththe darkest and most action-packed of the prequel trilogy.
McGregor has since stayed away from the franchise, but he’ll soon be reprising the role in the live-action spinoff series Obi Wan Kenobi, which premieres on Disney+ on May 27, 2022. Bridging the gap between the prequels and the original trilogy, the show will follow Obi-Wan’s adventures after he settles on Tatooine to guard and protect Anakin Skywalker’s infant son, Luke. The series cast also includes Joel Edgerton and Bonnie Piesse as Luke’s caretaker Uncle Owen and Aunt Beru, Moses Ingram as Reva the third sister, and Hayden Christensen as Anakin Skywalker, the young padawan who turned to and grew into the dark side Sith Lord Darth Vader. Lots of excitement for Obi Wan Kenobi has to do with the fact that the prequel trilogy has been seen in a much more positive light in recent years.
On Twitter, user keldorjedii posted a video of an interview with McGregor, Ingram, and Christensen at the premiere of Obi Wan Kenobi. During the conversation, the young interviewer expressed his appreciation for the prequel films, prompting McGregor to share his thoughts on how his relationship with the war of stars movies has changed. He admits that “hard” To put so much passion into the films and to let them be critically scrutinized, but he has come to appreciate them more – especially Episode IIIwhat he says is”a really good movie” – now that the generation of children she loved has grown up and been able to express that love. Read his full quote below:
You were a kid when our movies came out. We sort of made them for you, and it was an off-experience making those films. When you enter this world, it’s a big deal. Its scary. These films weren’t very well liked critically…
What we didn’t hear back then was people your age, your generation. These people really love our films now, but it’s taken us 15 years to hear that. It’s really nice, it’s changed… my relationship with Star Wars, so it’s different I guess because of that. We really put our heart and soul into them and they were difficult to make. There was so much green screen and blue screen because George was advancing into this new realm that he designed and was responsible for. He wanted to push the technology to the limit, but that meant we were doing a lot of blue screens and green screens, and it was hard work.
Doing that and being passionate about it and then making sure the films didn’t do very well was really tough. So it’s really nice to have this new relationship with them now. I hadn’t seen them since they came out. In preparation for this show, it was pretty cool to watch again. I like them, episode 3 was a really good movie.
McGregor’s argument certainly carries weight. Although the war of stars Films are designed to appeal to wide audiences, their core demographic being young people. By the time the prequels were released, the kids who enjoyed the original trilogy were a decade and a half older and no longer in the mood to understand what George Lucas was delivering. Some of these kids who loved the prequels experienced exactly the same thing as them power awakens Consequence trilogy started 2015.
Art is subjective and nobody needs to necessarily change their mind about the prequels. However, while you revisit the prequels in preparation, consider McGregor’s comments Obi Wan Kenobi perhaps the best way to approach them. The films have clearly managed to capture the imagination of a generation of children, and that’s probably what McGregor’s latest performance aims to do.
Source: keldorjedii/ Twitter
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