240 EXT. TATOOINE-SUNSET
OBI-WAN rides up to the moisture farm homestead on an EOPIE. He dismounts, takes the BABY out of a papoose on his back, and walks toward AUNT BERU, who walks over to greet him. They talk for a moment, and OBI-WAN turns the baby over to the young homesteader. AUNT BERU walks to UNCLE OWEN who is standing on the ridge near the homestead. OBI-WAN leaves as OWEN, BERU, and the BABY watch the twin suns set.
IRIS OUT. END TITLES.
Pretty, isn't it?
I have to admit, I couldn't quell a laugh the first time I saw that shot of Owen looking out at the sunset. OBVIOUSLY, this was another "in joke" of Lucas trying to "tie the trilogies together." An "in joke" that hasn't happened yet if you are watching the saga in episode order.
But never mind that. That shot has been bugging me and I finally figured out why. What that original shot intended, with Luke, was to illustrate his wanderlust. It's a romantic vision with the hero staring off into the horizon, his future wide open with possibilities never dreamed of before. This is what Luke represented in the story and why having him stare off into the sunset was completely appropriate.
Flash forward (or back) to Owen doing the same thing. Only problem is, that's not who that character is. We know that Owen doesn't have that kind of wanderlust, that he's not a dreamer who wishes for adventure and excitement. He's the guy who's brother goes off to seek fame and fortune while he (Owen) stays close to home making an honest day's pay for an honest day's work. Then he becomes a crotchety old man telling kids to get off his lawn.
So given that, this shot of him romantically staring off into the sunset is really really inappropriate and just downright silly.