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Have You Joined The Rebellion?

Have You Joined The Rebellion?

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I have a confession.

One week before Spark of Rebellion, the movie premiere of Star Wars Rebels, was broadcast on the Disney Channel, I was very nervous about the series living up to the hype.

“How can that be, Aaron?” you ask.

Simple really. Since Star Wars Weekends, we have been flooded with clips, behind the scene videos, art work, interviews and more, all released to get us hyped and looking forward to what was to come from the new animated venture. I have been blessed to meet the majority of the voice talent behind Rebels, I love what Dave Filoni and crew had done with The Clone Wars, and I have watched and read everything released about the show.

So a week before the premiere, I began to wonder if the show was going to live up to the hype. If I had built up Rebels up so much in my mind that I was going to be disappointed. This became quite nerve-racking.

Premiere night came. I sat down on my couch to watch it with my daughter at my side as the movie started. That was several weeks ago and we are, by the time this publishes, 3 episodes into the weekly series.

So did it live up to my expectations……
ABSOLUTELY!!!!!!

I have enjoyed every moment we have had so far of Rebels. It has kept me engaged and excited about whats to come next.

Kevin Kiner has done a fabulous job on the soundtrack, incorporating themes from John Williams original soundtracks with a twist of his own. Kiner’s soundtrack helps give Rebels that connection to the original trilogy which then is complimented by the tremendous artistry we see through each scene. The animation itself though does differ from The Clone Wars, is done to perfection. The art lends itself to the storytelling, giving us the fans a look at a little explored era of the Star Wars universe.

The writing has been excellent. The amount of details being included to grow the Saga and keeping everything nice, neat and wrapped up in 30 minutes is outstanding! I thought I knew a lot about each character when it came to the preview clips released and from meeting some of the cast, but wow! The writers are taking it to the next level.

Also, what can be said about the talent among this voice cast assembled by Dave Filoni? They are truly what brings this show to life. Freddie Prinze Jr, Vanessa Marshall, Tiya Sircar, Taylor Gray, Steve Blum, Jason Isaacs, and David Oyelowo are tremendous talents that have breathed life into each of their characters.

Overall I have to say Rebels not only has met my expectations but has exceeded them beyond my wildest imagination! As we go deeper into the first season and beyond, I’m even more excited to see where we go from here.

So if you haven’t taken the opportunity and started watching Rebels, I insist you join the rebellion and start now! It is the will of the Force. Also check out fellow blogger Craig Dickinson’s Rebels Reconnaissance blog where he breaks down each episode as it comes out and listen to Dan and Cory’s Rebel Reactions show which contains interviews and reviews of all things Rebels.

If you want to contact me, email me here or of course you can find me on Twitter.

Join the rebellion and may the Force be with you!

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11 Comments

  1. Erica
    October 28, 2014 at 08:57 Reply

    I have totally joined the rebellion! And what’s better is that my 6 year old girl has too. She wishes she could be sabine 🙂

    1. Aaron Harris
      October 28, 2014 at 10:42 Reply

      Awesome! My 7 year old daughter watch Spark of Rebellion with me. It was awesome! She did it though just to spend time with me. Hopefully she will catch the fever and join the rebellion soon!

  2. Melinda
    October 28, 2014 at 09:10 Reply

    I’m right there with you, Aaron!!! 😀 The entire team — from creators to production staff — has done an outstanding job. This is a great time to be a Star Wars Fan! 🙂 (Is there ever a time when it isn’t a good time to be a Star Wars Fan? 😉 ) I look forward to each week’s installment. I can’t wait for the next episode. That is good television! 🙂

    MTFBWY 🙂

    1. Aaron Harris
      October 30, 2014 at 15:21 Reply

      It’s awesome to be a Star Wars fan in this day and time indeed! Rebels marching right on and after seeing the newest episode I’m even more certain that Rebels is destined for success!

  3. Becca Benjamin
    October 28, 2014 at 20:25 Reply

    Totally! REBELS Rule! It’s so true, Aaron…we have “our” Star Wars back and it’s awesome. Since the moment we saw Ezra on the tower I was hooked! This fan-girl has little doubt that REBELS will disappoint.

    Great Article!

    1. Aaron Harris
      October 30, 2014 at 15:22 Reply

      Thanks Becca! I get such an OT vibe from the show I get chills. It feels like I’ve come home!

  4. James Worthington
    October 29, 2014 at 14:57 Reply

    I convinced my wife to allow my 9 year old to stay up and watch Rebels with me each week. He is digging it, and I hope I am creating a new fan in the household.

    1. Aaron Harris
      October 30, 2014 at 15:24 Reply

      That is awesome!!! When my 7 year old daughter curled up with me to watch the movie premiere with me, it was the greatest thing ever! Sharing fandom with your family is the greatest thing ever!

  5. Jeff M
    October 29, 2014 at 22:54 Reply

    Ditto on the music. The second episode had a cue in it that sounded EXACTLY like a clip of the score to Raiders of the Lost Ark, during one of the fight sequences, did you catch that, or are my ears playing tricks on me?!?!?!

    1. Aaron Harris
      October 30, 2014 at 15:33 Reply

      The music was the first thing I noticed about the show. As for the Raiders score in the second episode, I’m gonna have to go back and watch it again and listen a lot closer this time. I didn’t catch it on the first run through. The second and third times I watched it were for more analytical views of the storyline and I didn’t focus in on the music. Thanks for the heads up there Jeff! I’ll let you know what I find.

  6. Pam Bruchwalski
    November 1, 2014 at 16:17 Reply

    Well…if you insist…

    I have all of the series DVR-ed, just haven’t gotten to watch it yet. I’m a fan of binge watching, though, and I look forward to it!

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