« on: September 29, 2014, 01:18 PM »
I liked it. There's a clear line between the artwork of THE CLONE WARS and REBELS. That kind of continuity is a good thing. But there was a clear shift in tone in the characterizations, pacing and even the music cues.
The Empire is clearly an oppressive force. That overhead shot of the Star Destroyer passing over Ezra's tower established that in a hurry. Although I think some of the officers in Lothal looked a bit too buffoonish. That, and the Stormtroopers continue to be incredibly poor marksmen.
Ezras introduction to the crew of the Ghost was alright. The speederbike chase was cool. The good stuff for me was Ezra and his slow discovery of his Force abilities. Like Ezra sensing Kanan through the Force, and the music associated with that. There was also the opening of the holocron. That along with the message from Obi-Wan tied a lot of things together in a big way.