Star Wars Obi-Wan Flashback Edit Will Make You Love the Prequels


A Star Wars video that actually doesn't have anything to do with The Force Awakens has been making the rounds, and it does something many people think is impossible: it paints the prequels in a light that makes them impossible to dismiss or ignore.

The video takes the scenes from Star Wars, aka A New Hope in which Obi-Wan Kenobi discusses Luke Skywalker's father, Anakin, with his new apprentice. Thanks to clever editing, using scenes from Star Wars: Episode III - Revenge of the Sith, both films are more impactful, showing how Obi-Wan may have been remembering the climactic events of that film, 20 years before it was even made.

Revenge of the Sith is generally accepted as the best of the prequel trilogy, thanks to the emotional impact (especially when in context of The Clone Wars animated series). This edit helps show the emotional impact in both directions of the films, though. The idea of Obi-Wan thinking about those events while delivering those lines about his former best friend, his "brother," is staggering. It really looks like, somehow, Sir Alec Guinness knew what he was actually "remembering" while telling Luke half-truths.

This video should even make the biggest prequel haters pause and admit, okay, there are things there to love.