We’re continuing our countdown to Star Wars The Force Awakens and today I’ll talk about lightsabers! Harrison Ford in the Q&A Twitter event said his favorite moment of TFA was the Rey vs. Kylo lightsaber fight so I’ll talk about my favorite lightsaber duel in the Star Wars saga.
Anakin Skywalker vs. Obi-Wan Kenobi – Star Wars Episode III Revenge of The Sith
This is the longest Star Wars duel from the entire saga a 12-minute-lightsaber duel, who can do best? Anakin vs. Obi-Wan is my top one favorite duel for several reasons. It is visually epic with a fantastic choreography. Mustafar is a perfect planet for this showdown between master and apprentice, between my two favorite characters from Star Wars, this is the moment that I was waiting since The Phantom Menace. The “lava mood” of the planet adds more danger to the duel. The conversations between Anakin and Obi-Wan just before the duel, during the duel and at the end of the duel are heartbreaking so as is this entire sequence. These two characters were like brothers and ultimately now facing each other. This literally breaks Obi-Wan as it breaks the audience, at the end of the duel, Obi-Wan is not able to use his lightsaber and ends Anakin, he prefers the lava to finish the work, because of what happened between them, because of their former friendship, he is not able to end him and both Ewan McGregor and Hayden Christensen delivered brilliant, powerful and masterful performances for the most epic duel in the saga.
You can see my full top 10 lightsaber fights post here.