Obi-Wan Kenobi Is the New BatwomanThe Dark Herald
LucasFilm sent out this tweet at 1:00 am this morning.
Well done LucasFilm, you just blew the loudest dog whistle you could find telling everyone on Earth that you know Obi-Wan Kenobi is bad.
That is what tweets like this are now. Nothing short of a public announcement that this show is just as bad as Batwoman. You don’t see Top Gun, Ghostbusters Afterlife or Stranger Things season 4* sending out announcements like this. That is because they know their show is good enough to stand on its own two legs.
They know they don’t have to scream, “watch our show and love it or you are an istophobic!”
Obi-Wan Kenobi is fundamentally uninteresting because the protagonists Obi-Wan and Leia have impregnable plot armor. So does Darth Vader. So does Uncle Owen and Aunt Beru. So does Prince Organa. So does the Emperor and Grand Moff Tarkin come to that and we aren’t even going to see them. We know when everyone important dies and it won’t be in this mini-series. Although, Leia’s mother could be in trouble, and if you cared about her in the least that would matter.
The ridiculous part is that you are supposed to enjoy a good villain. There are two types of screen villain. The best are like Allen Rickman in Die Hard, the Guilty Pleasure Villain. One that is cunning and ruthless, you secretly hoping his evil plot will succeed before he is thwarted by the hero. The other kind of good bad guy is the Asshole Villain, like Billy Drago’s Frank Nitti in the Untouchables. A villain you hate so much you want to see him die on screen.
REEEva is neither of those. She just shouts all of her lines and looks like an angry prison yard lesbian. I’m going to be profoundly generous here and say, it may not be her fault. The script, like the concept, is profoundly weak.
Disney has sent out a tweet saying if you don’t like our new villain, you are a racist.
*First Impressions should be out today.