Patrick Delmore’s review published on Letterboxd:
I probably should have watched ‘Solo’ before watching this again. But I feel like a cleaner ‘through line’ exists between episode three and ‘Rebels’.
The show had some bugs to work out, this is probably my third time watching the premiere, and the first since the show wrapped up its arc. I enjoyed it a lot, knowing what it was setting up. The biggest sin of the early episodes was lifting the John Williams Star Wars themes that are so character and event specific. Thankfully this got dropped quickly.
Basically ‘Rebels’ is ‘Firefly’ in the Star Wars sandbox and it was a great fun. The show introduced Ezra Bridger, a Jedi, born the same day as Luke and Leia. Ezra is the most powerful Jedi we’ve ever seen before and as satisfying as the end of the series is, it leaves many questions about what his role in the balance of the Force is. Hopefully we’ll see him meet the Skywalkers before they died.