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The movie carries out every single weight and feel that the original Star Wars trilogy carried out when they originally came out in the 70s and 80s. Everything from the art design based on the late Ralph McQuarrie' concept art of the original trilogy, to the personalities of the characters feeling familiar yet not exactly carbon copies of original characters of the film to even going as far as to keep the same blend of comedy, action, adventure, but still have its moments of darkness and tragedy that the original films perfectly represented in the most subtle fashion possible. Every character is unique and likable in their own way without succumbing to cliches, the villains are sinister and intimidating, the atmosphere and animation fit the style perfectly into the world of Star Wars in a way better than any cartoon series has ever done, including the mixed bag that is Star Wars: The Clone Wars. The movie also incorporates the ingenious writing that the films have incorporated without having to rip off the dialogue of the original or prequels, although there is one moment when they borrow one of the most famous line from the original film to incorporate what the Force actually is, but it plays it so smoothly, you barely even notice it unless you listen carefully. While the film incorporates the weight, and the style perfectly well, it doesn't incorporate the same pacing as the films. Given that this is only a 44 minute long movie, it show that its structure isn't too perfectly pieced together, and at times, it feels a little bit rushed even in times that are crucial to the film. However, even with its slightly clunky pacing, the film lasts longer than 44 minutes, as it keeps you perfectly entertained throughout the entirety of the movie, so well that you forget that this movie is shorter than it is, something that I've never seen many movies do before.
To anyone who's skeptical about Disney's take into the Star Wars Canon, this movie has everything perfectly fitted for everyone, kiddies, teens, adults, fans, non fans, family, it has everything for everyone without falling to any dumb little tropes that many people associate Disney with, which is completely unfair and untrue given Disney's track record with its classic and even recently its modern animation. Overall, Star Wars Rebels: The Spark of Rebellion is a wonderfully crafted movie, more than well-deserving of having its place in the Star Wars timeline. Given that the film and the show was made by Dave Filoni, who also worked with Star Wars: The Clone Wars, and also directed a few episodes of Avatar The Last Airbender, its obvious that this movie and its show are in great hands, and I'm very excited for the beginning of the show which I have purchased the seasons pass on iTunes for. The movie had some occasional clunky pacing, but the writing, animation, characters and story give this movie and its show a perfect start into a new story in the Star Wars saga.
Overall Rating: 9 out of 10!… Full Review »
It's so easy to be negative, most reviews about Z Nation are bad, comparing it to TWD and how glorious it is. Many of reviewers forgot "farm life" pace of the season 2 of TWD. Z Nation depicts post-apocalyptic world as I would imagine it would be. Special effects are proportional to the budget. Unlike in TWD, There is purpose higher than survival. There was more action in 6 episodes of Z Nation than in season 2 of TWD.
I like both shows and I hope Z Nation survives beyond this season.… Full Review »