Star Wars Rebels is one of our favorite shows on television. There are so many reasons to like it. For stars, it’s simply a great series that expands the Star Wars universe, and it has excellent storytelling that introduces us to so many new characters. It also takes place in a very important point in the timeline — between Revenge of the Sith and A New Hope — so it kind of joins the original and second trilogies together.
In Season one of Star Wars Rebels, we’re introduced to a group of rebels: Ezra (voiced by Taylor Gray), Kanan (Freddie Prinze Jr.), Hera (Vanessa Marshall), Sabine (Tiya Sircar), Chopper and Zeb (Steve Blum). There were some really excellent episodes that provided some background information on each of them during season one, but season two has really shined. We’ve had reintroductions of some of the favorite characters from the animated 2008 film, Star Wars: The Clone Wars and the Clone Wars TV series including Ashsoka Tano (Ashley Eckstein), the Padawan apprentice of Anakin Skywalker. There are 22 fantastic episodes, and I’m not going to really spoil any details here, but along with the great new characters, we even get a few “special appearances” by original trilogy characters like Lando Calrissian and Princess Leia.
So, what do you get outside of the 22 amazing episodes from Season 2 of Star Wars Rebels? First, you technically get a large number of episodes of Rebels Recon. If you aren’t familiar with it, it’s a Star Wars YouTube that is a sort of an add-on to the main show. It’s already on Youtube, so while it’s not new content, you might not have seen this already. Connecting the Galaxy: Rebels Season Two that details some easter eggs from Rebels. There are some interesting things discussed here, but for fear of spoiling anything, I won’t share them. Apprentice to Adversary: Vader vs. Ahsoka details the showdown that ends Season 2 (sorry, couldn’t help but give a very small spoiler there, but the name of the clip does that already). It’s a nice featurette, and all of the extras on the Blu-ray are good, but I wish there was a little additional content.
Star Wars Rebels Complete Season 2 is fantastic and is a must have Blu-ray for Star Wars fans. It provides so much that you’ll love with new characters, new stories and a sprinkling of some of your favorites from other parts of the Star Wars Universe. What’s not to love?
Release Date: August 30, 2016
Format: Blu-ray (3-Disc) & DVD (4-Disc)
Rating: TVY7 FV; CE: PG; CF: G (Bonus Material Not Rated)
Run Time: Approximately 485 minutes (not including bonus)
Closed Captioned: Yes
Aspect Ratio: 1:78 (Widescreen)
Audio: 5.1 Dolby Digital
Languages/ Subtitles: English, French, German & Spanish
Disclosure: We received a complimentary copy of this movie. All opinions are our own.