- The Kenobi <s>Movie</s> Show (Spoilers)
To give credit where credit is due; Vader speaking sometimes as Vader and sometimes as Anakin at the end of their 3rd (!?!?!?!?!?!) duel was inspired.
This series reinforced that Hayden can act if given the chance.
Say what you will about this show, but Hayden clearly received better direction this time. The two decades worth of experience probably helped too, though it’s my understanding he has all but retired from acting in favour of farming.
I thought it was a thrill to see him as both Anakin again, and as Vader. The dialogue after the final duel was an excellent Star Wars moment, in part because Ewan and Hayden still have great chemistry together after all these years. I don’t want Obi-Wan to meet Vader again in a potential season 2, but I wouldn’t mind a storyline following Hayden as Vader, or even more PT flashbacks. He did an excellent job.
As I’ve mentioned earlier in this thread, I was never a fan of the PT, even when those films came out, but this show has recontextualised them to a degree where I’m honestly starting to feel nostalgic for them.