The epic battle to defeat the evil Empire continues in STAR WARS REBELS: COMPLETE SEASON TWO! As Ezra continues his journey to become a Jedi under Kanan’s guidance, the crew of the Ghost bands together with a secret rebel cell and ex soldiers from the Clone Wars to join a fledgling alliance to restore peace and freedom to the galaxy. But the dark side looms large as Darth Vader dispatches new Inquisitors, setting the stage for a climactic showdown in which terrible truths will be revealed and the lives of our heroes will be changed forever.
The return of The Clone Wars characters Ahsoka and Rex allowed for references from the first series as well as continuations of their character arcs in this time period. The return of Ahsoka also coincided with the return of Darth Vader, who has been sent to Lothal to deal with the Rebels after the failure of the Inquisitor in the season 1 finale. Vader is in excellent form, quickly cutting through any of the failures in Lothal’s leadership and terrorizing Kanan and Ezra as an unstoppable foe. Wisely, the series uses Vader sparsely, understanding that he would easily have to win if he appeared in every episode. This works to tremendous effect, and Darth Vader remains incredibly threatening as a villain. The season builds from its first episode to its finale – the Jedi are headed toward a dramatic confrontation on two fronts, dealing with Ezra’s destiny and Ahsoka’s relationship to Darth Vader. Ezra has always carried aggression and anger in him that he has used as a weapon, and his path in the Force is now in question.
But in this season, the crew runs missions as part of the larger command structure, and in the process, the series bridges the gap between Revenge of the Sith (and the Clone Wars series on CN), and A New Hope. A lot of the same people involved with The Clone Wars tv show are involved with this show, and it acts as a sequel to The Clone Wars. I’ve never seen The Clone Wars tv show, but that hasn’t stopped me from enjoying this show. It’s what I want from a Star Wars cartoon: an action packed series with Jedi and and evil Empire. It’s great.
Who would love this movie, my son would.
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