I found out about the new series, and I was elated about the concept of Rebels.
I was a big fan of the Clone Wars, but my heart for Star Wars was always with the Original Trilogy.
So naturally I was very excited that they were doing a series about the Rebel Alliance.
I went to Youtube to see all the trailers, and saw many, many people hating on the series before the first full episode had even premiered.
They complain about it being 'too childish' and not 'dark' or 'mature' enough.
They complain that Disney is 'dumbing down' the series for kids. (The Clone Wars was originally meant for kids too.)
But I will not properly judge it until the end of the first season.
When the Clone Wars first started, there was an outrage. They complained that it was 'too cartoony.'
And when you were used to a franchise as a live-action series of movies, I understand why you wouldn't want to see it in cartoon form.
But several seasons later, it gradually became really good, and also gradually more mature.
Nobody hates on the Clone Wars anymore. Not for the reasons people originally did, anyway.
I think that the same thing could happen with Rebels. The story may or may not become more violent or dark over time, but it WILL get better over time. I've seen the first episode.
Yes, there are some imperfect aspects to it. Yes, it could be improved. But really, I could say that about ALL my favourite things.
I'm not entirely pleased with the Rebels art style, but I love the characters enough that I am willing to get used to it.
I love the designs for Kanan, Sabine and Hera. I am overjoyed to see TWO females on the main cast.
Especially because one of them is a Mandolorian explosives expert, and the other is a Twi'lek pilot who wears a PROPER FLIGHT SUIT.
I am used to seeing Twi'leks, rephrase that, FEMALE Twi'leks wearing barely enough to keep the rating under R, so I think it is awesome that we finally get to see one properly dressed for adventure.
Overall I think that we should wait and see how it goes before we decide what we think.
I try to be unbiased, but as an honest opinion, so far I like all the characters, and I will follow their adventures to see where they, and the creative team will go.