Actor, Writer, Jedi, Singer,

Actor, Writer, Jedi, Singer,
You were my brother, Anakin. I loved you

Monday, November 21, 2011

Star Wars Challenge Day 11

Today it's all about battles!
So here goes- my Favorite Battle

Well, I like all of them since the battles are awesome to watch. Especially the lightsaber duels!
Okay, so here are my top two favorites.

I really love the above picture. Found it last night.

The Battle of Mustafar, or the duel between Obi-Wan and Anakin/Vader, is my favorite; mainly because it is so heartbreaking and well done. Ewan and Hayden both did well in this duel- with BOTH emotion and choreography. You can see the panic, pain, and desperation on Obi-Wan's face and the pure rage/hatred on Anakin's. The choreography in itself is amazing since the actors were actually doing the fighting at the speed that it is shown(they were a couple of times where single frames were removed to increase the velocity of certain strikes). We also get to see Obi-Wan's mastery of Soresu and Anakin's of Shien which is pretty cool to see. Also, the emotional battle leads to my favorite scene in the Saga(the dialogue exchanged between Obi-Wan and Anakin). Also, the duel is the most intense, and emotional in the Saga(the second most being the one in Return of the Jedi). Oh, and some of the maneuvers used in the duel are just plain AWESOME- like when they swung from the ropes and landed on small floating bits of metal below.

My second Battle of the Saga is the one that takes place on Naboo in The Phantom Menace, especially the duel between the Jedi and the Sith. It is a quick paced duel, with lots of acrobatics and nice lightsaber moves. It is also heartbreaking since the great Jedi Master Qui-Gon Jinn is run through by the fiendish Darth Maul while Obi-Wan has to look on helplessly(I was just thinking how that would feel. It would be AWFUL! Poor Obi-Wan :( ).
My favorite part of the duel is when Obi-Wan duels Darth Maul alone. Before it seemed that it would have to take the combined efforts of the two Jedi but when you see him go all out on Maul, you can see how good of a duelist he is; his lightsaber moves are awesome and when he is kicked in the face he flips it out and keeps on. Sadly, however, he was utilizing his anger and Darth Maul pushed him into the pit and he had to grab onto the nozzle. Then, he was able to calm himself, spring up, call his Master's lightsaber to him, and Sai tok(slice in half) the detestable Sith. Another reason I this duel is because it made Obi-Wan the first Jedi to kill a Sith Lord in over a thousand years(which is so AWESOME!)

Is it just me, or does Obi-Wan looks a little......scared here? I don't blame him- he's only a Padawan after all and the Sith are known to be extremely dangerous and haven't been seen in over a thousand years.