Parents' Guide to

Star Wars Rebels: Spark of Rebellion

By Emily Ashby, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 8+

Exciting movie boasts strong characters, positive messages.

Movie NR 2014 43 minutes
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age 10+

Based on 4 parent reviews

age 11+


this is a total disgrase to star wars.Now, I like the clone wars but this is a major step don in everything.
age 11+

Why does this exist!?

This is the disgrace to star wars!If you don't have to watch it don't!

This title has:

Too much violence
Too much consumerism
Too much drinking/drugs/smoking

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say (4):
Kids say (7):

This action-packed movie serves as a pilot for the Disney series Star Wars Rebels and introduces an entirely new team of self-deprecating heroes to appreciative fans. Those who know the live-action movies' progression will appreciate the careful touches of imagery and sound that fit neatly between episodes 3 and 4, no doubt thanks to Lucasfilm's involvement in the project. The story sets just enough context -- including a cameo by Obi-Wan Kenobi (James Arnold Taylor) -- to satisfy the purists before launching into its own uniquely enticing plot.

Although the graphics' tendency to create slightly odd body forms and features leaves a little to be desired, Spark of Rebellion rarely falls short in any other regard. The story moves quickly enough to pack a lot of plot into its 43-minute block, and there's plenty of action to satisfy young adventurers in the audience. There's also a surprising depth to many of the characters, particularly Ezra and Kanan, and the fact that their personal stories are merely hinted at in the movie bodes well for interest in the follow-up series.

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