Obi-Wan's jump and Darth Maul's death

Why: This is one of the main things in the movie that I didn’t like. The amazing duel we had just been watching just ended like that? It’s really hard to believe because first of all, Obi-Wan’s jump was very unrealistic, and secondly, how could Darth Maul, a Sith Lord, who is supper attuned to the Force and has lightning-fast reflexes, not be able to see what Obi-Wan was going to do and try to stop him? It feels like people ran out ideas about what to do in that scene since Obi-Wan’s options were very limited, and they just put the first thing that came to mind. I think it needs to be more subtle and more thought out.

How: Alright, this idea is far-fetched and a bit unrealistic, but I couldn’t think of anything else given Obi-Wan’s situation. Instead of having Maul concentrate only on Obi-Wan, have him lose his concentration by giving him another target. Have him use the Force to move Qui-Gon’s lightsaber while he’s still in the pit, ignite it while it’s floating and have it whirl in front of Darth Maul passing to his left. This distracts Maul for a second in which he looks at the lightsaber and Obi-Wan uses this distraction to jump up just enough to get his feet on the metal thing he was holding on to. This can be followed by a backward flip-jump over Darth Maul and grabbing the lightsaber which has come around Maul like a boomerang, and cutting Maul in half.

I doubt this is an easy thing to make, but the whirling green lightsaber would look quite spectacular and make the scene a lot more acceptable for audiences.

The last thing is to add Darth Maul’s lightsaber to the shot of Maul falling down the pit, because it’s obviously not there.

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