Re: Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker (December 20, 2019)
Okay, I just have to say it. Would it have killed JJ to put a "The" infront of Skywalker for that title. The lack of it is just...jarring. It reminds me of Transformers Dark of the Moon...couldn't you say DarkSIDE of the Moon? Wouldn't that make more sense?! Missing one syllable just throws everything off! lol.
Anyways, the reason Darth Vader and Obi-Wan's fight in IV was so, uh, basic was because of the limitations of technology, the actors they had to use, and the fact that there had never been a lightsaber fight prior to it, so it was a starting point.
Us trying to explain away why Vader is so strong as hell in Rogue One, and not so much in IV and V is pure fan head canon. With that, personally, I like the "He was toying with Luke and Obi-Wan" explanation. In those situations, there was no rush, no reason to win right away, and in the case of Obi-Wan, he could savor the moment of killing him, and for Luke, he wanted to gauge how strong Luke really was. In Rouge One, he needed to get he plans back, ASAP, so kill kill kill away!