I don’t know if it ever wasn’t but everything Star Wars is hot, hot, hot right now. Toys, films, animated series. Doesn’t matter. Parents cannot get the whatever to kids fast enough. With this they can deliver twenty episodes into their little hands and back out of the room. Hours of diversion and quiet will be the result.
As you would expect this series deals with the battle of good vs. bad (the Empire). Battle after battle occurs. This the second season involves the rebels hitting a brick wall and having to find some new allies to help them out against the greater numbers of the Empire. Success occurs when they combine forces with Ahsoka Tano (voiced by Ashley Eckstein) and her crew aboard a ship called Ghost. They get together with a group of ex-soldiers from the Clone Wars and a top secret rebel cell to form a formidable fighting division. Their goal is peace in the galaxy.
Ezra (voiced by Taylor Gray) is still working his way towards becoming a jedi under the tutelage of Kanan Jarrus (voiced by Freddie Prinze Jr.). Some of their attention to the task is diverted by Darth Vadar (voiced by James Earl Jones), who is looking to snuff out any hint of rebellion.
Don’t be fooled by the fact that this is an animated series as there is plenty of meat to the story and development of characters is paid attention to. It is not all about the way it looks or battles (though both are great) as the story is layered and at times involved.
It is cool how they have brought back characters from the Clone Wars series tying together the two. Another welcome return is that of the Dark Lord himself Darth Vadar. He is a formidable villain.
Special features include:
-From Apprentice to Adversary: Vader vs. Ahsoka
-Connecting the Galaxy: Rebels Season Two – Uncover hidden references, easter eggs and connections to the Star Wars universe found throughout the season.
-Rebel Recons – 20 fun, fast-paced episode recons, featuring behind-the-scenes footage, interviews with cast and crew, and more