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Brie Larson reveals that Samuel L. Jackson gave her his lightsaber, and it has "Bad Motherfucker" engraved on it.


A lot of other interesting stuff in here, too, though it's primarily Avengers-related. She had no idea she'd been cast as Captain Marvel until they began shooting Endgame (which was shot before her eponymous film).
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This made the rounds recently, a reimagined fight between Vader and Obi Wan from "Star Wars":


My response? :shrug2:

It's certainly more exciting than the original, but is it better? I hated it when Yoda went from a limping elder to a leaping, spinning dervish in the prequels. This is more moderate than that, but still Obi Wan takes a bigger beating in this than would be expected.

I also remember an article I read by a martial arts expert that the style given to Obi Wan in "Star Wars" was that of an elderly master, conservative and centered. It was played as mostly defensive, as he didn't plan to defeat Vader, only to distract him from the goals of rescuing the princess, securing the plans for the rebels, and ensuring Luke escapes.


I could have specific quibbles about the contents of the scene, but it doesn’t really matter. The more visually exciting fight scene would not make "Star Wars" a better movie.
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Hmm. Well, it isn't as ridiculous as the Anakin/Obi-Wan vs. Dooku fights in Episodes 2 & 3. Not to mention the Yoda vs. Dooku fight.

Of course, as is standard in the Star Wars movies, both combatants are using wildly impractical and exaggerated moves that would get you killed very quickly in a real fight. That having been said, at one point, Vader does make a nice attempt at a classic disarming move.

Obi-Wan is fighting a lot more aggressively here, and seems to truly be out for blood -- as opposed to the original scene, where he clearly was just trying to delay Vader. In fairness, though, this version, to its credit, does a nice job of displaying the hate and anger that drives Vader -- something that was never present in the original.


But then, that's re-writing history, to an extent. Now that the technology is available, I wouldn't be the least bit surprised if George Lucas re-releases the original Star Wars yet again -- only this time with the Vader/Kenobi fight re-done like this.

In the original Star Wars, Vader was typically quite controlled and disciplined in his demeanor and in his actions. Indeed, his discipline resembled that of the samurai that the Jedi and Sith were supposedly based upon. That was seen in his fighting style, too -- controlled and disciplined.

At some point after the original movie, Lucas apparently came up with the notion that Sith are driven by hate and anger, and Vader underwent something of a personality change. Vader went from the fearsome but very controlled and disciplined person we saw in the original to the angry, aggressive, "I'll murder you if you so much as look at me funny" sort of person that we typically remember him as. Sure, he was more than willing to threaten or even outright kill people in the original Star Wars, but he only did so if there was some more or less legitimate reason to do so. It was only in the subsequent movies that he started killing everyone who annoyed him even slightly.
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tbf if the Rebels destroyed your Death Star and sent you spinning out into space in a tiny little TIE fighter for who knows how long, it might put you in a bad mood for a quite a while afterwards.

And cinematically, there's something to be said for a little flash. A completely realistic fight might not be as exciting to watch. But they definitely went too far in the other direction in the prequels (they have calmed down the acrobatics a bit in the new films). But the use of the Force can justify using flashier techniques and acrobatics than possible in real swordfighting, in addition to attacks that don't use the lightsaber, so it doesn't seem it should look like a real life fight either.

Getting the balance right seems to be something they've had difficulty with, but the original Vader-Kenobi fight scene doesn't seem to be the best of either world, tbh. Of course, it's understandable given the limitations they had.

I think the scene at the end of Rogue One is interesting for showing Vader as a formidable opponent without showing him doing much in the way of pointless flourishes or acrobatics. But he's also not fighting against any Jedi/lightsaber users.
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At some point after the original movie, Lucas apparently came up with the notion that Sith are driven by hate and anger, and Vader underwent something of a personality change. Vader went from the fearsome but very controlled and disciplined person we saw in the original to the angry, aggressive, "I'll murder you if you so much as look at me funny" sort of person that we typically remember him as.
I initially reacted with a "Wait, what, didn't he choke that dude for mouthing off in Tarkin's ready room on the Death Star?"

So I rewatched it:


And yes, I believe that still fits the description of controlled and disciplined.
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