REBELS: SEASON THREE REVIEWED
“Rebels” has become so amazing in its third season! It’s just a shame that they’re rapidly approaching Rogue One/A New Hope territory. Season 4 is going to be its finale, but we’ve had such an incredible run to this point. While the hanging plots with Mandalore and the constant search for a base finally started to get wrapped up, better plots were introduced. Grand Admiral Thrawn finally became canon and helped to make the Empire make sense before the Galactic Civil War.
Plus, you get Mon Mothma and Saw Gerrera. Saw makes so much sense now, as opposed to being wheezy Forrest Whitaker showing up for a hot minute in Rogue One. The most important thing in this show is tone. Somewhere between Ezra finding his true purpose and the Obi-Wan vs. Darth Maul fight, this show became peak Star Wars. From knowing how an older Obi-Wan would approach a fight to Ezra’s subtle disappointment about discovering his true potential, this show finds stakes. More importantly, it finds stakes in a sliver of time that still allows for new stories to be told.
It reminds of something that came up during Rogue One’s production. Will Disney keep some of these new characters in the mix to use further down the line? As Season 3 ends and Season 4 looms on the horizon, fans should feel the answer to that question. There has to be a price paid for the gains made by Kanan, Ezra and the crew. This is where hardcore fans whine about how Hera got a name mention and the Ghost showed up in Rogue One. All that means is the ship survived along with Hera. Vader is Vader for a reason. Whether it be Thrawn or Vader, this story doesn’t end terribly happy.
- Blu-ray Exclusive featurettes
- Blu-ray Exclusive commentaries
- 1.78:1 1080p transfer
- Dolby 5.1