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Old 01-11-2020, 06:08 PM   #1
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Obi Wan vs Darth Vader lightsaber fight scene (fan remake)

Anyone seen this?



Truly epic. I suddenly feel like editing this scene into the Despecialized Edition...
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Old 01-11-2020, 06:20 PM   #2
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Saw it a few weeks back... it was amazing. Honestly, with all of the George Lucas changes made to Star Wars, it amazes me that we didn't get anything remotely as cool as that. I'd accept that as canon in a minute.
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Old 01-11-2020, 07:11 PM   #3
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Lightsaber fights held a different weight back in the OT, they weren't made to be flashy. Lightsabers were meant to be held with two hands as if they were heavy.
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Old 01-11-2020, 07:38 PM   #4
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Lightsaber fights held a different weight back in the OT, they weren't made to be flashy. Lightsabers were meant to be held with two hands as if they were heavy.
Then why did Vader hold his with one hand? They just hadn't pushed the boundaries yet, especially when the first lightsaber fight is between two old men with limited mobility. They got significantly more flashier with each film, even in the original trilogy.
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Old 01-11-2020, 11:21 PM   #5
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Lightsaber fights held a different weight back in the OT, they weren't made to be flashy. Lightsabers were meant to be held with two hands as if they were heavy.
No, but when a guy is batting his blade at you you're still countering his force (no pun intended) and weight, which he can push at you. Two hands is valid.
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Old 01-11-2020, 11:34 PM   #6
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I have heard at least one version of the story that suggests that, like with literally everything else, Lucas changed his mind about how lightsabers work and what it took to wield them. Allegedly, very early on, he explained to the actors that they were supposed to be heavy and difficult to wield or move quickly with; he supposedly told at least one person that it was supposed to be "like wielding Excalibur". Then, way way later on, he just said "Meh," to all that, and now we get flashier fights. I'm willing to bet this version of the story is probably true. He went back and forth on so, so many things that it just makes sense.

Like we know at one point only Force-sensitives could even turn on a lightsaber, and I'm pretty sure that's been done away with. Pretty sure anyone can use one now, but it wasn't always that way. Dude's vision on how stuff worked in that universe never really stopped changing.
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Old 01-12-2020, 12:22 AM   #7
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The original is better, this fight wasn't meant to be a climatic fight, as at the time it was made we didn't know the backstory of Obi-wan or Vader. It's only revisionist history now that we have the prequels, cartoons and comics that make it seem like this was a "19 year confrontation in the making" but originally it was anything but.
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Old 01-12-2020, 04:06 AM   #8
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I really like this fan-made fight scene, it's well paced, displays emotion through action, well edited and choreographed in a way that it doesn't look like it was rehearsed a hundred times like the fight scenes in ep 1, 2 and 3.

But, I don't need this kind of fight edited into another version of of the movie, the original fight while awkward looking with current franchise history in mind, it's still a emotional scene and works as is. Although, with Rogue One in mind, this fan fight would fit right in with no issues as Vader seems very spry killing rebels.
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