On Saturday, September 27th at AMC Aventura Theaters, there was a special screening event of "Star Wars Rebels." Many screenings are just for people to show up, stand in line, and then see the movie. However, there was a whole lot more to this event! Before the screening, there was plenty of fun to be had by the families in attendance.
First everyone had to check in, and get a raffle ticket for some great prizes that were awarded before the movie started.
Then kids were free to enjoy face painting...
do some coloring at a coloring station....
and get some cool Star Wars themed balloons made.
Some Storm Troopers were on hand for people to take pictures with as well.
The kids weren't the only ones having some fun. There were enough adults there who were just as interested in the seeing the movie. Of course I was one of them, and couldn't resist not taking a picture with a Storm Trooper. I mean I had the perfect t-shirt on!
The fan of the event had to go to the guy dressed as a fighter pilot. Many people including myself thought he was a hired actor like the Storm Troopers, but that wasn't the case. He was just a fan like the rest of us. I wonder what he will be for Halloween!
After the enjoying the activities everyone made there way into the theater. The room was packed, and the kids were eager for it to begin. Before it started, the Storm Troopers picked the winners of the aforementioned raffle. The winners got to take pictures with the Troopers, and their prize. And then it was time for what everyone came to... "Star Wars Rebels!"
Here’s a little about the movie…
A Long Time Ago, In A Galaxy Far, Far Away....
Against the might of the Galactic Empire, an unlikely band of heroes emerges to renew the fight for freedom. Witness the epic debut of the riveting animated series Star Wars Rebels, in this one-hour movie event – showing on the big screen one time only!
The story unfolds during a dark time when the evil Empire is tightening its grip of power on the galaxy. Imperial forces have occupied a remote planet and are ruining the lives of its people. The motley but clever crew of the starship Ghost -- cowboy Jedi Kanan, ace pilot Hera, street-smart teenager Ezra, the "muscle" Zeb, explosives expertSabine, and cantankerous old astromech droid Chopper -- is among a select few who are brave enough to stand against the Empire. Together, they will face threatening new villains, encounter colorful adversaries, embark on thrilling adventures and become heroes with the power to ignite a rebellion.
Star Wars Rebels is created by Dave Filoni (Star Wars: The Clone Wars), Simon Kinberg (X-Men: Days of Future Past, Sherlock Holmes), and Carrie Beck. The LucasfilmAnimation production is also executive-produced by Filoniand Kinberg as well as Greg Weisman (Gargoyles).
The talented voice cast includes Freddie Prinze Jr. as Kanan, Vanessa Marshall as Hera, Steve Blum as Zeb,Tiya Sircar as Sabine, Taylor Gray as Ezra, David Oyelowo as Agent Kallus and Jason Isaacs as the Inquisitor.
As for the movie, I enjoyed it. It stuck very much to the Star Wars style, which is Rebels were getting in the way of the Empire's plans. There was the introduction of Ezra, a teenager just trying to survive while finding his way into plenty of trouble along the way. There was a fun action scene before he ends up joining the crew of the starship Ghost. The crew was made up of some interesting characters, including one with a big surprise. In the end, there was enough action, suspense, and humor to please the fans in attendance. It also set up what should be another great animated TV series.
STAR WARS REBELS: SPARK OF REBELLION on Disney Channel on October 3rd (9PM ET/PT).
Series premieres October 13th (9PM ET/PT) on Disney XD.