‘Star Wars Resistance’ Review: “The Recruit: Part 1 and 2”

After Star Wars Rebels ended, I wasn’t ready to jump into a whole new series with a cast of new faces. It felt like people were ready to forget about Rebels when Star Wars Resistance was announced. It took a few months to warm up to the idea, but I’m happy to say Resistance is the kind of show I need to help me connect with the sequel movies.

The show is colorful, refreshing, and amusing. I adore all of the characters, especially Kazuda Xiono. In some ways, he reminds me of Ezra. They both have a good heart, they’re naturally funny (and clumsy), and they’d do anything to protect their home.

To put it simply, the premiere was a lot of fun. I went in with no checklist of expectations or any preconceived notions. Most people are viewing this show and analyzing it through the lens of an adult. I just embraced the story that was presented to me and had fun with it. If you can’t have fun with Star Wars, what’s the point of it all?

You can read my full recap/review over at Culturess.

Additional Thoughts

  • Fish Gorgs are friends, not food.
  • I love how supportive Torra is during her race with Kaz. She’s even there for him at the end when he wakes up from his accident. I look forward to seeing how their sibling-like relationship will develop.
  • I hope we get to see Kazuda’s father and family down the line, especially if this show is leading up to the destruction of the New Republic.

To learn more about “The Recruit,” check out the official episode guide.

What were your thoughts regarding the series premiere? Share them in the comments section below.

The next all-new episode, “The Triple Dark,” will air on Sunday, October 14, at 10 p.m. ET/PT on the Disney Channel. Cable and satellite subscribers will have early access to the episodes through the DisneyNOW app and Disney Channel VOD.

4 comments on “‘Star Wars Resistance’ Review: “The Recruit: Part 1 and 2”

  1. Tat-Lung Chan

    Disagree. Keep Kaz’s father a mystery at least until a second season.

  2. Kaz and Ezra are both eager overly-zealous young men and while they have their comparisons, in some ways Kaz is also a reverse of Ezra. In “Rebels” we start with Ezra being completely independent and has to learn to let down his guard and open up to other people. Kaz has no problem being chatty with strangers. He’s relied on his father’s success in the past and now has to be independent himself, to pull himself up by his bootstraps and earn everyone’s approval by his own merits.

    Ezra’s natural charisma has worked to his benefit when masquerading as an Imperial cadet or bounty hunter. His plans often start out fine and he’s able to pull off the facade but things usually unravel in the third act due to underestimating an antagonist (e.g. Thrawn). Kaz on the other hand has entered like a tornado but that could work to his advantage; he’s the last person anyone on the Colossus will think is a Resistance spy.

    • Johnamarie Macias

      That’s a great observation, Stella! I was merely looking at the core characteristics they share and hadn’t yet thought about everything else you’d written, hehe! Thanks for laying it out so eloquently!

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