Star Wars Obi Wan Vs Darth Vader Fight Scene Reimagined

May 8, 2019

This is a worthwhile (if you're into Star Wars) video from the folks at Youtube channel FXitinPost reimagining the Obi Wan Kenobi vs Darth Vader fight scene from Star Wars: A New Hope in an effort to make it better. Some more info while I try to make my life better by applying for a bunch of ridiculously high APR credit cards. That'll solve problems:

"Scene 38 ReImagined" is about the final confrontation between Ben Kenobi & Darth Vader in "A New Hope" nearly 20 years after the events of "Revenge Of The Sith." This is a one-off story driven scene reflecting the characters in its chronological order from the point of Revenge of the Sith through Rebels, Rogue One, and all canon material leading to A New Hope.

So is it better than the original? I think so, and I am a Star Wars expert. "You mistook a friend's lightsaber replica for a sex toy." Which it absolutely would be if he had the confidence to really believe in himself.

Keep going for the video, as well as the original for reference.

Thanks to hairless, Erik B and fad, who agrees they should just go ahead and reimagine the whole movie now. I'd watch it.

  • Daniel Burns-Mckernan

    Some of you shitting on the original fight have never seen an actual sword fight, and it shows.

  • bobbyflavor

    On one hand the choreography is pretty cool. On the other, the FX and visual style is understandably shit and will be dated in a few years. And, really this adds nothing to an already compelling scene.

    But again, cheers on the good choreography.

  • Kylo Wrench

    Star Wars expert? Oh FFS!
    This scene misses the point of the original.
    If you were an "expert" you'd know that.

  • Urdnot Wrex

    Everything up to the lightsaber fight was cringe inducing. Close up shots, CGI faces, blatantly obvious rip off of Vader igniting his lightsaber from the end of Rogue One.

    But holy mother fucking shit, the lightsaber fight is one of the best I've seen. Felt so powerful when they clashed! The fight was so intense that it felt really weird to cut back to Luke and the gang now and then, so I don't think it helped the pacing.

  • Munihausen

    Great job.

  • MM

    There was no reason this had to be a 're-imagined fight', they should have just made an original one. also I hate all star wars

  • Ohhh wow - you're sooooo fucking cool.
    I guess you can just stick to Teddy Ruxpin then.

  • MM

    star wars has always sucked and was always for losers

  • Talon184

    I like this...I really do. But I prefer the original. I think the best version would be somewhere between the 2.

  • Chris

    Eh - they added twirly whirly bullshit.

  • Damn, this is way better. I always thought that scene was garbage. Certainly in the context of Ewan's Kenobi, the complete lack of saber skill made this scene uninteresting at the least. It justifies the prequels, but it isn't retconning. I'm sure if they COULD have shot this scene to be like this they would have. The people who say this adds nothing have their purist blinders on. Clearly this is both a better saber fight, and better story telling. Even improved on the weak dialogue, which even the most ardent Lucas fan will tell you is not George's strong suit.

  • Kylo Wrench

    That's because you can't comprehend the point being made and are more excited by flashing lights and loud noises rather than the story being told.
    Stick to the video games as you are way out of your depth and maturity on this one.

  • Oh THAT'S what makes an uninteresting deflated showdown more entertaining.... Maturity... And comprehension skills. ;) Ah, gotcha. You do realize you are talking about a sword fight with lasers right?

  • JJtoob

    To be fair, nothing was really his strongest suit lol. After a lot of reworking, there was very little of the original concept in the final product, and they kept changing a few ideas as they filmed the next films. I'm actually not sure if Lucas just came up with a great core concept with shitty details, or if the people who helped him improve it were deities that could truly polish a turd. Of course the OT was not without some faults. This fight was one of them.

  • Kylo Wrench

    Yeah because you're an accomplished creator of world renown, right?
    Pfffft! Give us a break.

  • tyr2180

    Very good illustration of the difference between the craft of movie making and the art of story telling. And what you want from that scene determines how much better/worse you think the remake is.

  • Inappropirate

    I think it added a lot. Because it makes Kenobi seem like less of a sad old man who couldn’t do anything and portrays our true first look at Darth Vader in Episode 4 as a truly fallen Jedi who would kill his former master with malice and no mercy. While Alec Guiness is amazing his portrayal of Kenobi has never been as good as Ewan’s. There is so much passion around Kenobi in the prequels while Alec is more of a wise stand offish man. It makes sense to me for Obi-Wan in his last moments to embody that passion and after he realizes that he shouldn’t be the one to defeat Darth Vader that he becomes the wise old man entirely only to help Luke.

  • Kylo Wrench

    Except he had already decided that before he confronted Vader.
    I get the feeling you are of a much younger age, or if not, never understood the sequence to begin with.
    Obi Wan's days are behind him, he's old, slower, wiser.
    He's defending against, not attacking Vader as that was never the point.
    Guinness's portrayal of Obi Wan is perfectly fine, there is no comparison.
    What a silly thing to say.

  • Inappropirate

    You say that he’s slower and wiser and that he already made up his mind to die but you clearly don’t know anything about Jedi or the sequence that happened in the movie. You may be more feeble as a old man but the force would still be strong in him. Clearly in the fan made scene Darth Vader is overpowering him in strength but not poise or control of the force. Alec Guiness, if you don’t know this, never wanted his part or understood the whole story of Star Wars. He thought it was silly. He still made an amazing performance but when he’s alive his battle with Darth Vader could have been more impactful than a 1:30 long scene. It still fits the movie but ultimately felt slow and forced. Darth Vader vs. Luke made so much more sense. Vader was overpowering him because he was better trained and more powerful. Kenobi taught Vader and is more adept at controlling the force then using it for brute strength so to have a battle that seems awkwardly balanced is not fitting of those two characters. Also in the original scene Obi-wan doesn’t concede to Vader until he sees Luke. They didn’t intend to go to the Death Star so how would he have know all along. All of that was chance and so obi-wan made the best out of it. Also if you’re going to attack people don’t make assumptions about them. I saw the original 3 in theaters before the prequels ever came out. The prequels aren’t as good. But their portrayal of the use of the force is definitely more entertaining and more accurate.

  • sizzlepants

    Ultimately do you just want more to look at? Or do you want to watch something compelling? The point of the scene is to cement Luke's story arc through the original sequels, the two old men fighting are already established by that point. What does the CG flash actually add? More retconning to justify the prequels? Should people try to find a way to stick a Jar Jar Binks into Mos Eisley?

  • Ollie Williams

    So Star Wars edits put the sizzle in your pants, does it, sizzlepants?

  • sizzlepants

    You should have seen my original reply hahahaha

  • James Mcelroy

    I agree, file this under no value added.

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