Star Wars Rebels Review: S01 E10 “Vision of Hope”

Ezra LightsaberDisney has released the next episode of Star Wars Rebels: “Vision of Hope” on their Disney XD app. Join our Rebels host and read our review after the jump…



Here’s a small excerpt from the review:

As I thought for the last episode, “Idiots Array” split most people down the middle. This weeks episode? I think “Vision Of Hope” might be more up the general Star Wars fans alley. Did we get closure on the Trayvis situation? Is he the real deal? How connected to other Rebels is he?

Well…LET’S GET TO IT!!!!!!!!!!!!! Spoilers ahead!



You can read the full review in The Cantina HERE.


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62 thoughts on “Star Wars Rebels Review: S01 E10 “Vision of Hope”

  • January 27, 2015 at 5:20 pm

    How could this series get any worse?
    waiting on you, episode vii

  • January 27, 2015 at 5:56 pm

    Not a terrible episode. The action and plots are a little too contrived and fast sometimes. Doesn’t really allow any subtlety or drama. Still liking it overall though.

    • January 27, 2015 at 7:01 pm

      total bottom

    • January 27, 2015 at 7:02 pm


    • January 27, 2015 at 7:04 pm

      Clone wars from 2003 was the way, haven’t seen the last couple of episodes as in the UK and we are being left behind, but why has Ezra converted a staple gun into a lightsabre? i’ve heard of recycling but that sucks..

      • January 27, 2015 at 7:44 pm

        2003 Clone Wars is awesome!

      • January 27, 2015 at 8:07 pm

        It certainly blows Filoni and Kinberg’s bullshit excuses for canonical material out of the water. At least the plot makes sense in relation to the rest of the prequel trilogy.

        • January 27, 2015 at 9:46 pm

          2003 clone wars battles actually make use of more than 12 troops at a time. + didn’t have totally stiff jedi combat.

  • January 27, 2015 at 7:15 pm

    Would be nice if Disney could put them on the online site and let everyone watch them.

  • January 27, 2015 at 7:17 pm

    Anonymous January 27, 2015 at 18:58 PM

    I can’t believe you said that!!!!
    f®¢k you!

  • January 27, 2015 at 7:19 pm

    Have you noticed? Those lightsabers in Rebels are thinner than those so far, and The Force Awakens is showing the one that is also like that. Are we looking at the new, changed lightsabers in Star Wars??

    • January 28, 2015 at 4:12 pm

      Yeah, I noticed that too. They don’t look “bad” but I do think that they don’t look as good. The only thing that has me concerned is that I think it was Oscar Isaacs said something on the order that he liked the way the new lightsabers looked. I am hoping that they don’t change them to the thin types or make all of them the “angry energy” types that we saw in the trailer. The claymore lightsaber looked more like a tried and failed lightsaber from somebody that didn’t know how to make one, or possibly one that is so powerful that it is extremely unstable. Mind you, I don’t have problems with the thin, or angry style lightsabers, I just don’t want them to replace the ones we already know and love. They are pretty well established in movies, games, cartoons, ect… now is not the time to change them.

  • January 27, 2015 at 7:20 pm

    I know I’m probably pretty late commenting on this, but what’s up with lightsaber? It looks like a staple gun!

    • January 28, 2015 at 4:53 pm

      I would agree. Until I watched the episode last night I had MAJOR problems with how his lightsaber looked and how it was also a blaster. The more I think about it though, the less I have a problem with it and here is my reason. The Jedi are hunted right now. Kanan had his lightsaber broken up into pieces so he an keep it somewhat hidden if he is ever captured. That way it won’t immediately look like a lightsaber. Regarding Ezra, yes his lightsaber looks like a crappy staple gun, but there is one thing it doesn’t look like and that is a ligthsaber. Perhaps in less dark times, it would have looked more like a traditional lightsaber. That all being said, I do hope that he never has the lightsaber on AND use it as a blaster. That would be extremely dumb IMO.

      • January 28, 2015 at 6:12 pm

        Oh, OK. I haven’t seen the show yet, but that makes sense to disguise it.

  • January 27, 2015 at 7:32 pm

    Here’s hoping all of Episode VII is on Lothal too to save on budget. Yippie!

  • January 27, 2015 at 7:51 pm

    it’s weird that ezra cannot kill, even luke shot and killed people in the death star prison

  • January 27, 2015 at 8:09 pm

    Damn is it possible to get LOTR style epic feel in the SW universe? Whoever is in charge seems to always go out of their way NOT to do that. This show is hollow. I’m trying REALLY hard to like it but this rebels “crew” is just awful. I hope this does not drag out to 5 seasons.

    • January 27, 2015 at 8:13 pm

      I 100% agree

  • January 27, 2015 at 8:16 pm

    Let us hope Episode 7 moves in that direction.

  • January 27, 2015 at 8:26 pm

    I’ve tried a couple times to get into this show, I just can’t stand how there are only 5 “good guys” and they stand in the middle of a bunch of storm troopers who are behind cover firing at them and never get hurt, again and again and again. If the Empire is so incapable of hurting anyone why fight them?

    • January 27, 2015 at 9:08 pm

      Rebels is pretty much the Star Wars version of “The A-Team”. Lot’s of stupid bad guys, lot’s of shooting but they never get hit, on the run from the man, meanwhile they are helping out people they meet. Zeb is B.A. Baracus, Hera is Hannibal, Kanan is Faceman and Ezra is “Howling Mad” Murdock.

      • January 28, 2015 at 12:53 am

        You were probably being facetious with the a-team comparison, but you know what, I think you’re right!

  • January 27, 2015 at 8:55 pm

    Yeah like I said before I like Rebels, but why they don’t make one Star Wars cartoon like Batman or Justice League? They are awesome! Theres hot chicks, blood, death, and creepy characters! That episode with Lex Lutor and BRAINiac scared the shit out me o_O
    And the SW galaxy is so huge, why stay in just 1 fucking planet?

  • January 27, 2015 at 9:21 pm

    Time give it you must, not revealed is true plot of horrible show.

  • January 27, 2015 at 10:27 pm

    Do the ratings suck? That is the only way Disney will give notice.

  • January 27, 2015 at 11:31 pm

    Everyone hating on Rebels. Still bitter about the Disney buyout? Hate to break it to you guys, but the first season of Rebels is getting better reviews than the first season of Clone Wars. For Example, on IGN the average rating for a first season Clone Wars episode is 7.8 (out of 10). Rebels is averaging an 8.28.

    It’s obvious that this show is intended for a a broader audience, but that doesn’t make it bad. It’s amazing how Star Wars fans will go to their grave defending the “kid friendly” Phantom Menace (which has a whopping 57% on Rotten Tomatoes), but threw Rebels right out the window which is getting good reviews and ratings.

    • January 28, 2015 at 12:05 am

      Ahem… It makes it bad.
      I understand that they want Star Wars to appeal to a broader audience, but nothing about this show fulfills the promises made by its creators prior to the premier. The OT appealed to everyone back in ’77, even if you weren’t a fan of the sci-fi or fantasy genres at the time. This rubbish is not Star Wars. Critics today are completely out of their minds.

      • January 28, 2015 at 12:25 am

        Really? Please tell me how awesome the prequel trilogy is.

        • January 28, 2015 at 12:29 am

          Well, it sucked hairy Bantha balls if you’ve been under a rock the passed couple of decades.

        • January 28, 2015 at 7:51 am

          Very awesome.

  • January 28, 2015 at 12:20 am

    Why, because he flushed the saga down the shitter?

  • January 28, 2015 at 12:20 am

    I’m sorry to hear that, but I can rake in money a lot easier from the sidelines.

  • January 28, 2015 at 12:22 am

    Finally, more and more people are starting to realizing the pile of $#!t that rebels is…..

    • January 28, 2015 at 12:24 am

      Where was I when this show looked good…?

  • January 28, 2015 at 12:41 am

    I’m just happy I’m getting more Star Wars in a mostly undocumented era

  • January 28, 2015 at 1:42 am

    Wow, seeing all of these hate comments on Rebels reminds be that most Star Wars fans are complete idiots. Really this was one of the best episodes yet. I tolerated Clone Wars and there were some great episodes, especially towards the end of its run, but Rebels cares way more about its characters than TCW ever did in its best moments. I love it. This episode was actually really funny too. You guys are really fucking dumbshits.

    EDIT: Also you guys are REALLY upset about Rebels mainly being on Lothal for some reason. Not sure why. I mean this show has like 1/8 the budget of TCW since Lucas isn’t funding it and Disney isn’t shoveling money as well. And I think it would be dumb to make it a galaxy-sweeping show. It made sense in TCW to jump around the galaxy since it was a huge galactic war but this is the story of a small rebellion growing. It simply doesn’t make thematic sense for them to be flying around from planet to planet all the time.

  • January 28, 2015 at 2:07 am

    So… Lothal is the center of the galaxy? It’s the capital of the Empire? What the hell, there a million or billion of planets in the galaxy, can we just move on? I sincerely hope in the next season we move to other locations, exploring the galaxy.

  • January 28, 2015 at 2:38 am

    I really loved TCW from the start – since the theatrical debut…and Rebels is very weak…visually and storywise. I hope they get canceled soon.

  • January 28, 2015 at 2:47 am

    I usually just quit watching a show if I don’t like it.

    Bashing it on a forum doesn’t mean anything at all if the ratings are still good.

    I know from past experience that ratings mean more then just a small group hating on it.

  • January 28, 2015 at 3:05 am

    I will still watch every Rebels episode because of Filoni and Gilroy and it’s SW, but after watching I’m disappointed most of the time. From sticking to Lothal to not having enough different character models due budget etc. Why buying SW in the first place when Disney wants to go the cheap way?

    • January 28, 2015 at 11:16 pm

      I think they are keeping it to a few characters because they want kids to relate to certain characters and see the toys in a store and buy them.

      If you’ve seen the Rebel model sets of the cast ,it’s not a cheap set but it is recognizable.

      That’s my theory for why they keep shows like this with fewer characters on it.
      Kids will know who they all are.

  • January 28, 2015 at 4:29 am

    Grown men bitching about a cartoon on the internet makes me ELOHEL.

    • January 28, 2015 at 7:40 am

      Who gives a fuck. SW fanboys & haters of their own shit need to lighten up. Rebels aint that bad

  • January 28, 2015 at 8:25 am

    Wow, I can’t believe the hate here. I can say this. My dad took me kicking and screaming to see “Star Wars,” Father’s Day 1977 (first weekend it was showing in Indianapolis.) I wanted to see Herbie goes Bananas or something like that.
    Anyway, I was hooked within 30 seconds of seeing it.
    My oldest, in the 90’s got to see the re-releases and she was hooked. My son, grew up with the EU and prequels and loved it all. None of the negativity I see from my generation of fans.
    Well now, they are both out of the house but you know what they do EVERY single week? They come back home and we watch Rebels. My dad is in his 80’s and he does too. For 30 minutes, I’m that 6 year old in 77, they are the kids loving the re-releases and prequels and my dad is the original fan that “made” me see it.
    This series, as the Clone Wars, may have a few eyeroll moments but overall, it’s Star Wars.
    I don’t really know what everyone expects any more.
    Before Rebels came out, people were saying it was Star Wars for babies and no one would be killed. Now they are griping that Ezra doesn’t kill anyone.
    Who knows, maybe we’ll see an episode where he has to deal with that. Do you really think, as the character is written, he’s capable of handling killing people? Maybe his “spare part Lightsaber” only had his “stun” slingshot parts. Who knows?
    Really, can’t we be glad there is ANOTHER Star Wars adventure for this generation?
    Sorry for the long post, the negativity on this is headscratching.
    ps…I do hope they get off Lothal. I also hope as much of the EU can be salvaged in the sense of settings, if not stories. The EU made the Star Wars universe HUGE. Right now, it’s pretty darn small in the canonverse.

  • January 28, 2015 at 9:11 am

    It’s good to know there still true Star Wars fans like you William!

    • January 28, 2015 at 9:31 am

      Thank you 🙂

  • January 28, 2015 at 9:23 am

    Just for the record guys. There were 15 comments from one person who was saying in different ways that “Rebels Suck”. They were removed and he was banned. Everyone abusing the anonymous comment system will be banned.

    • January 28, 2015 at 10:04 am

      He was even having a debate with himself. Everyone’s opinion is respected but not when you try to cheat.

      • January 28, 2015 at 8:06 pm

        Oh boy… Silly kids!

        • January 29, 2015 at 7:12 pm

          Sorry about that. 🙂

      • January 29, 2015 at 9:51 pm

        You know Viral hide…as I was reading this latest bunch of whinging I made the decision that this was the last time I would come to this site. Really glad I scrolled down as far as your comment! Perhaps… and I’m shooting myself in the foot here because I post as anon…we should think about taking the anonymous option away…it would perhaps half the negativity that comes from attention seeking dickheads and allow true Star Wars fans to enjoy an intelligent conversation. James.

  • January 28, 2015 at 2:32 pm

    It is simple, Disney Star Wars is not Star Wars.
    That is it.

  • January 28, 2015 at 3:46 pm

    I think storywise they are doing a typical but good job of establishing the characters, though i find ezra kind of annoying at times (Which i never had with luke in the same way), I do like the background art, but as most say, the fact there is so much Lothal and them not travelling much in a universe as big as star wars makes it become a bit boring. I loved the Lando episode for what is was, but him also going to Lothal gets kind of annoying. Im used to the Disney animation of the characters by now (btw never became a fan of how everyone looked in clone wars). I do hope that season 2 will have less developing episodes but more of the bigger picture ones.

  • January 28, 2015 at 4:43 pm

    I just hate how this animated series keep introducing characters that doesn’t make any sense with the OT (kanan and ezra in rebels) and even with the PT (anakin and ashoka in TCW).

  • January 28, 2015 at 6:24 pm


    I don’t get it. If it was Ezra’s first vision, why did they listen to him and risk their lifes to save a senator? WTF?

  • January 28, 2015 at 10:57 pm

    Brighthouse Networks releases the episodes on-demand like a week before the Disney XD app.. I watched ‘Vision of Hope’ before last weekend. If you have brighthouse, check it out.

    ..and I just switched to Verizon =-/

    • January 29, 2015 at 6:46 pm

      The force is strong in Tampa… Great Jedi was he.

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