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Star Wars Rebels Ghosts of Geonosis Part 1

Show opens as per usual, only this time with Bail

Before I get started reviewing this episode, please just let me take the time to say how extremely sorry I am for not updating this sooner. Due to a personal reason that some of you may have read about on my Twitter, this sadly had to keep taking a back seat. Please believe me when I say that even with my personal situation going on, I honestly felt back for every day that went by where I didn’t post for you guys. Due to that, I’m going to give you a double dose. Instead of posting my review on two consecutive days, I’m going to post them both today. Don’t worry. They will be in two separate, hopefully bite sized as usual, chunks. With that explained, I will now finally get on to my review.

Spoilers ahead. You have been warned.

So originally I watched this episode at eight in the morning after getting very little sleep due to being a night owl (and more than a little excitement about this coming back due to how built up it was). I’m still not sure what woke me up at that time, up I was up and decided to watch the new episode.

To start with, let me just say that while I have been hearing everyone singing the praises of this episode, I actually thought that was very…underwhelming. I thought that after I saw it the first time and I still think it now. I mean, I guess I can see why people would think it was great, but I just didn’t. Don’t get me wrong, there were things in it that I enjoyed, but overall it just didn’t impress me much.

Ok, so, what did I like about the episode? Well to go in order, it was nice to still see Kanan still attempting to guide himself with his hand. Shows that he hasn’t completely mastered using the Force as his new set of eyes. You can see him do this when he first enters the save with Rex and Ezra. It’s only a quick second, but still visable.

The second thing I liked was Chopper actually listening to someone other than Hera and demonstrating that he actually can be serious and more than everyone’s favorite grumpy cat. He does this on a few occasions throughout the episode. As much fun as it is to see him tease and torment (and kill) others, at the same time, it also gives him more depth to know that he is actually capable of following orders when needed.

Something else that was cool was getting the Geonosian’s point of view when Kanan was first looking…er listening for it. Sorry Kanan! Anyway, moving on, it was something I LOVED in the battle of Scarif in Rogue One and it was something I loved her. Outside of first person video games, it’s not something you see much, so it’s nice to get it every now and again.

One thing I actually loved in this episode though was Rex’s line, “He’s no Skywalker”, to which Kanan answered back, “I heard that”. It’s funny because while Rex is right, to me it’s not for the reason he thinks. He’s right because Kanan is no Skywalker, he’s better. I’d like to see Anakin make a leap like that blindfolded. Heck I’d like to him do even half the things Kanan does, blindfolded. It would definitely make a more interesting prequel story than we given, am I right?

Now, to briefly go over the things I didn’t like. In short, it was Ezra’s constant questions, Chopper not getting a vote and the code names. To start with, while I know the questions were natural and needed to help move the story along, it would have also been nice to have Kanan ask one or two so it wasn’t just coming from one character. Guess I’m just not a fan of one person asking so many obvious questions. Don’t know what caused it or why they did so, so let’s investigate.

Something else I didn’t like during the first part of this episode was Chopper not getting a vote when Rex, Kanan and Ezra were attempting to figure out whether or not to continue looking for Saw and his group without backup. The only reason I can think of is because depending on how Chopper voted, it could have been another deadlock. Either that or Ezra was just being a dick. Although that when then bring up the question of why Kanan allowed it in the first place. I thought Chopper was a part of the crew and as such was allowed a vote. Huh, guess not.

Now, on my final point of things I didn’t like in this episode was the use of the code name ‘Specter’, when they also use their real names on the same communication system. I thought that the point of code names was to cover one’s true identity, not give it away by saying it shortly after. Hey, what do I know? I have been known to be wrong from time to time.

In closing, while it does seem like there were more things about this episode that I liked than disliked, somehow it was still underwhelming for me. Might have just been because the stakes didn’t feel all that high in this episode, but who knows? From the look of the trailer though, it looks like this will eventually change.

So hope to see you in part 2! Bye!

Star Wars Rebels Mid-Season 3 Premiere

Star Wars Rebels Mid-Season 3 Premiere

Ezra finally in a Spacesuit

Hey guys. I’m back. Well we are little more 24 hours away from the mid-season 3 premiere of Star Wars Rebels. Although for some lucky people reading this, it’s even sooner. So, who’s excited? (Waits for a show of hands) Oh wait, I can’t see any of you. Oh well.

Spoilers ahead. If you have yet to see the trailer, please go to my previous post.

If you’re reading this, then I take it you are excited and looking for more information on it. Obviously you aren’t the only one. While I can’t provide anymore than what’s already been released in the previous days, what I can do is explain my initial reaction to the trailer to you. To keep this as short as possible, I’ll just talk about the main points that stood out to me.

First off, Ezra in what looks to be pajamas. Cool. Not something we’ve seen before. When we have seen him sleeping before, it has been in his standard orange jumpsuit which makes sense. When part of a rebellion, one always has to be dressed and ready to go at a moments notice. So to see Ezra in them is cool and interesting.

Tie Defenders. Cool. Haven’t really seen them before as I’m not much into video games (sadly no time). From what I have heard about them though, when the rebels go up against them, they’re basically dead. As such, I can’t wait to see how they get away from them.

Death troopers and Thrawn, awesome! The question is, where did they come from? Were they on loan to him from Krenic? If so, why did he give them to Thrawn?

Now, even though I am a rebel through and through, I can’t help but like these guys. After all, what good are heroes if they don’t have good villains to fight? After hearing what I have about them (that they are basically the Navy Seals Special Forces guys of this universe), I have to say that they are pretty terrifying. Not as much as Vader or Thrawn, but still up there.

As we thought, Thrawn knows who Fulcrum is, he’s just waiting for the right moment to reveal it and thus kill Kallus. I’ve already told other fans that my money says he’s either dead by season’s end or forced to betray the rebels for his life.

Thrawn getting hands on. Nice to see he’s more than just a tactician. Although for him to do so must mean something’s gone horribly wrong. Can’t wait to see what it is. Also, just putting this out there, but Thrawn training, hot. Still hate him, but hot none the less.

Kanan training Sabine with the Dark Saber, awesome as well. Didn’t think we’d get to see that. I thought that like Ezra learning to use his first saber, it would happen off screen. I don’t know why, but it’s just so cool to see one character training another in anything. Also, where did that whip that Sabine uses to retrieve her saber come from? It looks kind of like a light whip that was used during the Zygerian slave trading arc in The Clone Wars episodes.

Something else it looks like Sabine is using during the trailer is Ezra’s saber during her fight with Fenn Rau. Not sure how or why this happens, but it looks like that is what she is using for whatever reason.

Was that Admiral Yularen and Ezra in a space suit? Cool! Two more things I thought I wouldn’t see in this series.

Now to the grand finale, Obi-Wan “Old Ben” Kenobi. Before I go any further, please just let me say that unlike most, I went into this trailer knowing nothing. To me, him showing was a strong possibility, but not confirmed. After watching various other peoples’ reactions on youtube, I came to learn that apparently I was in the minority and that this information had previously been released. That left me to ask one question, where the heck was I when that happened?

Anyway, seeing him in the end of this trailer obviously confirmed it for me and caused me to really go nuts. It was at this point I was severely grateful I was home alone. My screams as I saw this part…let’s just say that it was a good thing I had something to stuff in my mouth to quiet my screams. Words could not explain how happy I was to see this.

So with that, I thank you all for reading this longer than usual post and AndrewinBelfast for recommending my last one. Thank you so much and I hope to see all of you in my next one with my review of the episode. Bye!