““It’s like poetry, sort of. They rhyme.” – George Lucas
George Lucas’ statement when referring to the Star Wars Saga as whole and how there’s many visual queues that are meant to rhyme never hit me as strong as it did today. After years of watching the films over and over again I never realized that Anakin’s final move on Mustafar was the exact same move that Obi-Wan made when he first defeated Darth Maul.
The move I’m referring to is when Anakin jumps from his platform over and above Obi-Wan and ends up being cut in half and falling close to the lava river. Obi-Wan did the same move when he was fighting Maul on Naboo’s Plasma Refinery Complex and he forced jumped over Maul and sliced him in half. If you don’t remember these exact moments you can take a look at them on the videos below:
It’s hard for me to convey the meaning behind this visual rhyme and to be honest I don’t think I fully understand it, but there’s something powerful behind the fact that Obi-Wan was able to take down his former apprentice by recognising his own move and halting it half way through. The phrase “you were my brother Anakin,” is further accentuated with the fact that under similar circumstances, both Anakin and Obi-Wan react in the same way.
I definitely found this similarity to be quite interesting, so I looked up what other similarities there were along the saga and I came across with whoispablo’s compilation:
What do you think about this “Star Wars Poetry”? Had you noticed it before? Let us know on the comments below!