Check out the full Star Wars Rebels: Spark of Rebellion premiere here on http://watchdisneyxd.go.com/!
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Star Wars Rebels: Spark of Rebellion is set about 15 years after Episode III and begins on the planet Lothal, which has been occupied by Imperial Forces. We quickly meet one of the main characters in this adventure, a 14 year old orphan and thief named Ezra, as he spoils the plans of an outlaw group while they are stealing crates full of weapons from Imperial Stormtroopers. Ezra winds up back on the outlaws’ starship – Ghost – where he meets Kanan, one of the last remaining Jedi, Hera – the ship’s pilot, a warrior named Sabine, Zeb and their droid, Chopper. Soon he learns that Ghost’s crew is working to fight back against the Empire and help others in need. We are taken on a whirlwind journey filled with danger, excitement and the spark of rebellion.
Star Wars Rebels: Spark of Rebellion is a one hour movie meant to lead into the Star Wars Rebels series, which premiers on Disney XD October 13th at 9:00 p.m. (EST). As a lifelong Star Wars fan I wasn’t really sure what I would think of the movie. I love the idea of being able to share Star Wars with my kids in a more child-friendly format, but I was still hoping it would be dark enough to appeal to someone like me, who has a clear alliance to classic Star Wars. When I received an invite to attend the Star Wars Rebels: Spark of Rebellion screening on Saturday in NYC I knew I couldn’t pass up the chance.
The boys were excited that morning, they’ve been watching Star Wars with me since they were old enough to sit up on the couch, so it wasn’t too hard to get everyone out of the house early. We arrived about an hour before the screening, but shortly after us some fans showed up in costume and we passed the time taking photos while my bean peered over my husband’s shoulder suspiciously at a boy in an excellent Jawa costume.
Once inside we had the opportunity to take photos with some Imperial Stormtroopers (well, at least those of us without any rebel alliances did), the biys made some Yoda ears out of construction paper, then watched a fantastic Star Wars Science demonstration by Mad Science NY, then J had a lightsaber painted onto his arm just before we were seated.
To say we were glued to the screen would be an understatement. Even the bean, who has never been to a movie before, sat in silence the entire time. I feel like a perfect balance was struck between being appealing and exciting for kids, yet reaming dark enough to satisfy long time fans as well. Even my husband – who’s exposure to Star Wars is usually the first few minutes of a movie followed by two hours of the back of his eyelids (guys, I swear he has other really great qualities that make up for it!) – loved it.
Mad Science NY performs some Star Wars science for eager onlookers!
We are all really looking forward to seeing Spark of the Rebellion again when it premiers on the Disney Channel October 3rd at 9:00 pm (EST). If you can’t wait to see it for yourself though you can check out the full movie right now on http://watchdisneyxd.go.com/! Of course I can’t wait to check out the Star Wars Rebels series which premieres on Disney XD October 13th at 9:00pm (EST). Long time fans, I definitely recommend checking this out, I think you’ll be really pleased with how it is done. I myself am looking forward to raising my own little Star Wars fan club (and imagine the Halloween costume possibilities – seriously, check out these Star Wars costumes on Amazon!).
And here’s a handy list of important Star Wars Rebels dates:
- Friday, October 3rd: Star Wars Rebels: Spark of Rebellion premieres on the Disney channel at 9pm EST.
- Monday, October 6th: Star Wars Rebels: Spark of Rebellion premieres on Disney XD at 8pm EST
- Monday, October 13th: Star Wars Rebels series premieres on Disney XD at 9pm EST
- Tuesday, October 14th: Star Wars Rebels: Spark of Rebellion comes out on DVD – pre-order now on Amazon!
Now head down to the comments and tell me, are you looking forward to watching Spark of Rebellion?