Written by Mr. Mouseburger 28th Nov 2005
Kindly submitted by someguy999
The final battle in the first prequel lives up to expectations, when both our Jedi heroes square up to Sith apprentice Darth Maul; who has a two-handed light sabre. At first both Jedi are fighting Darth Maul, who is hard pressed to hold them back, until they are all separated by some sort of energy field, which serves no other purpose apart from to separate the Jedi and increase dramatic tension.
Qui-Gon Jinn is forced to fight Darth Maul mano a mano, but the Sith kills him with relative ease. We then have a tension building scene where the two enemies stand feet apart from each other, but unable to attack as the force field is blocking them. This eventually disappears, and Obi-Wan begins to fight Darth Maul but is knocked into a pit, which also serves no other purpose apart from to add dramatic tension to the scene.
Darth Maul teasingly stands over the pit waiting for Obi-Wan to make his move, knowing that he is completely unarmed. However, Obi-Wan notices Qui-Gon's light sabre, and he skilfully launches himself up using the force, grabs Qui-Gon's light sabre, somersaults over a leaden footed Darth Maul and slices the Sith in twain. Maul's face reflects that of the audience; one of disbelief, and as he falls into the pit, both halves of him separate on the descent.