15A Buddy Cop Dynamic for Obi-Wan and Anakin

Not literally, of course. We're just saying it would have worked better had Lucas created that dynamic between the pair for their trilogy of adventures. Then again, seeing Obi-Wan and Ani (yeah, let's drop that nickname too while we're at it) pull the "good cop/bad cop" on bad guys through

a couple of films would have set up a final betrayal and showdown with a lot more stakes than it ended up having. Just imagine if Riggs had turned on Murtaugh, for Pete's sake. It would have been brutal!

In the Star Wars prequels that we got, Anakin is a sniveling punk from the very beginning. You have to find reasons to give him the benefit of the doubt throughout the first two films just so his turn in Episode III will mean anything at all. When Obi-Wan takes the lightsaber to him at the end of Sith, the sorrow he feels at having to cut down his Padawan is very forced, and that's entirely the fault of the writing and directing throughout the trilogy.

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