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OBI-WAN KENOBI: PART IV

What You Need To Know:

PART IV of OBI-WAN KENOBI, streaming on Disney Plus, opens with Obi-Wan Kenobi recovering from the wounds he suffered during his lightsaber battle with Darth Vader. Ben and his new friend, an undercover spy named Tala, learn that Inquisitor Reva took 10-year-old Leia, to a fortified, undersea prison fortress on a water planet. They hatch a plan whereby Tala will infiltrate the base under the guise of her Imperial uniform. She will then help Ben sneak onto the base to help Leia escape, with Tala’s help. The plan goes well at first, but complications ensue.

PART IV is one of the two best of the six Season One episodes of OBI-WAN KENOBI. It has an exhilarating, stirring, suspense-filled rescue plot, with wonderful moments of narrow escapes, heroism, sacrifice, and courage. For the first time ever in a STAR WARS property, there’s an appeal to God instead of “The Force.” However, PART IV of OBI-WAN KENOBI does have scenes of a child, Princess Leia, in jeopardy. Also, the title character uses the mystical “Force” in one scene. So, MOVIEGUIDE® advises caution for younger children.

Content:

(BB, C, ACACAC, FR, L, VV, M):

Dominant Worldview and Other Worldview Content/Elements:
Strong moral worldview extols redemptive heroism, courage and sacrifice, plus good guys fight evil, tyrannical galactic empire, led by an evil tyrant and his minions to rescue and protect the life of a 10-year-old girl, plus title character uses mystical “force” in one scene

Foul Language:
One "d" obscenity and one borderline light profanity, “God,” which seems to also be an acknowledgement of and an appeal to a Creator Deity by a heroine character (the first time ever in a STAR WARS property)

Violence:
Lots of strong action violence includes interrogator threatens to force 10-year-old girl to talk, titular hero uses lightsaber to dispatch two armed stormtrooper clones guarding the young girl, shooting laser blasters and fighting, woman shoots two stormtroopers to escape, titular hero uses lightsaber to fight bad guys and robot guard, laser fire starts to crack a thick window in an undersea imperial base, titular hero uses energy force to slow window from fully cracking, window finally cracks and fills up a chamber in the fortress with soldiers in it after hero and girl escape, small spaceships come to the rescue, and a battle breaks out in a spaceship hangar on the undersea fortress, and Darth Vader threatens one of his minions

Sex:
No sex

Nudity:
No nudity

Alcohol Use:
No alcohol use

Smoking and/or Drug Use and Abuse:
No smoking or drugs; and,

Miscellaneous Immorality:
Lying to a child by a major villain trying to ingratiate herself to the child under interrogation, but villain soon reveals her true evil colors, plus heroic spy fighting against an evil galactic empire lies to buy time.

More Detail:

PART IV of OBI-WAN KENOBI, a STAR WARS series streaming on Disney+, shows Ben Kenobi and a friendly female spy trying to rescue 10-year-old Princess Leia from a prison fortress, where an evil inquisitor for the Empire is interrogating Leia. Part IV is one of the two best OBI-WAN KENOBI episodes and has an exhilarating, stirring rescue plot with wonderful moments of narrow escapes, heroism, sacrifice, and courage.

The episode opens with Ben and his new friend, an undercover spy named Tala, learning that Inquisitor Reva has taken 10-year-old Leia, to a fortified prison fortress on a water planet. They hatch a plan whereby Tala will infiltrate the base under the guise of her Imperial uniform. She will then help Ben sneak onto the base to help Leia escape, with Tala’s help.

The plan goes well at first, but complications ensue.

PART IV has an exhilarating, stirring rescue plot. There are wonderful moments of narrow escapes, heroism, sacrifice, and courage. All the performances are spot on. The episode has a morally uplifting, conservative worldview about a group of freedom fighters fighting back against an evil, tyrannical empire trying to rule the galaxy. Also, for the first time ever in a STAR WARS property, there’s an appeal to God instead of “The Force.” However, the episode does have scenes of a child, Princess Leia, in jeopardy. For example, [Spoilers Follow] Inquisitor Reva tries to entice Leia to tell her about the people in the previous episode who helped her and Obi-Wan Kenobi. Then, when Leia refuses, Reva decides to force Leia to talk, but Tala creates a diversion that makes Reva leave the room and allows Obi-Wan to rescue Leia while dispatching the two stormtroopers guarding her. The following escape attempt endangers Leia, Obi-Wan and Tala. MOVIEGUIDE® advises caution for younger children.