We Finally Know The Origin Of Star Wars: Revenge Of The Sith's Infamous 'High Ground' Line

by Jeremy Spirogis
We Finally Know The Origin Of Star Wars: Revenge Of The Sith's Infamous 'High Ground' Line

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In a Prequel Trilogy stuffed with quotable and meme-able strains and moments, this one is likely to be probably the most iconic. In one nook, you may have Jedi Knight Anakin Skywalker, the Chosen One with a midichlorian rely over 20,000. In the opposite nook, you may have Jedi Master Obi-Wan Kenobi, who’s on a barely elevated little bit of terrain. It’s an excellent piece of cinematic historical past, and now we lastly know the origin of Star Wars: Episode III – Revenge of the Sith’s notorious ‘high ground’ line.

Star Wars: Episode III – Revenge of the Sith stunt coordinator and struggle choreographer Nick Gillard instructed IGN that he and star Hayden Christensen used to reside close to one another in Australia throughout manufacturing on the movie. So they’d hang around collectively and their proximity supplied the inspiration for the conclusion of the climactic duel between Obi-Wan Kenobi and Anakin Skywalker. Nick Gillard recalled:

To borrow from one other outer area franchise, huge issues have small beginnings, and that is fairly the common-or-garden origin for some of the well-known, or notorious, strains in all of Star Wars. Obi-Wan’s excessive floor victory and corresponding line is seemingly not the product of George Lucas’ imaginative and prescient or some tenet of lightsaber fight, however merely the result of Hayden Christensen not liking to stroll up a steep slope.

Sand could also be course, tough, irritating and get in all places, however let me inform you about slopes: they’re excessive, tiring and make your legs harm. Yes, apparently Nick Gillard and Hayden Christensen would stroll to a restaurant each evening whereas filming Star Wars: Episode III – Revenge of the Sith, and there have been two methods to get there.

One approach, the slower approach, required strolling up and down the highway. However, the extra direct path required strolling up a steep financial institution. Contrary to his character’s lack of endurance and insistence upon having every thing he desires instantly, Hayden Christensen most well-liked to take the scenic route. His stunt coordinator didn’t really feel that approach although and took the star through the slope, and apparently everybody is aware of that Hayden Christensen hates strolling on slopes.

This gave Nick Gillard the concept that Hayden Christensen’s Achilles’ heel is also Anakin’s. So the struggle choreographer integrated this meta side into the movie, virtually taunting his restaurant companion with Obi-Wan’s “It’s over Anakin, I have the high ground.” It additionally served as a approach for Obi-Wan Kenobi to win the battle towards Anakin Skywalker.

That’s the factor too. The movie needed to discover a option to justify Obi-Wan defeating Anakin, who is way extra highly effective and extra expert with a lightsaber. Obi-Wan skilled Anakin and knew his model, so he was in a position to maintain his personal, however he would have finally been outmatched had he not discovered a tactical benefit that he may use to use Anakin’s hubris, thereby chopping off his legs and leaving him to burn.

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