Last night was the premiere of Star Wars Rebels and I thought it was really great. Star Wars fans will love it as it continues the story the story of the rebellion. The Jedi are being hunted down but they are on the defensive as they fight the Empire. Star Wars Rebels is about a brave and clever ragtag starship crew that stands up against the evil Empire. The Empire has been tightening it’s grip on the galaxy and they are tired of it. In the movie premiere we meet the characters.
Vanessa Marshal plays Hera Syndulla who is the ships pilot and mother figure. She always wants to take care of everyone but she’s a strong fighter too and great with gun. Steve Blum plays Zeb Orrelios a character with a lot of attitude who in the premiere does something really awful and I’ll go into that a little more later. Then you have Tiya Sircar who plays Sabine Wren a younger female that has amazing aim and the skills to fix the ship. Freddie Prinze Jr. plays the hero Jedi Kanan Jarrus who finds himself a paddiwon Ezra Bridger played by Taylor Gray.
The motley crew of characters run into Ezra for the first time as they are trying to steal some freighters from the Empire. Ezra interrupts their plan making it more complicated than it should have been and as they fight Ezra to get the crates back, Ezra ends up on their ship. This is when Kanan tests him for Jedi powers. We don’t know anything about Ezra’s past except that he has lost his parents and he’s all alone, so even though no one can trust him, the crew decides he should get to stay. Well, all except Zeb ends up leaving him with the Empire on one of their rescue missions. I wasn’t sure what to think.
Of course Hera and her motherly instincts said they had to go back for him, which they do and luckily he was already making his own escape so it was a really easy rescue mission.
I found that I really enjoyed the action and can’t wait for the kids to see it. Last night we recorded it because they were having a sleep over. They are going to LOVE IT! Starting next Monday (10/13), Star Wars Rebels picks up at its regular time, 9pm PT/ET on Disney XD!