He went back to his home planet way too soon.
I think, as more and more information and promotional stuff is released for Rebels, the less excited about it I'm getting. I understand that Star Wars is targeted towards a primarily kids based market, but I hate just how much it gets directed towards that demographic.
The original Star Wars films were all rated U over here (I don't know what the equivalent is on the other side of the Pond) but they were enjoyed by kids and adults. They're enjoyed now by new kids and adults who were kids when the films were released. I saw all three when I was 6 in early '97 and I still love them. They are superb films, eve taking nostalgia into account.
I saw episodes I through III at ages 9, 12 and 15. I don't enjoy them anymore. Not really. I haven't enjoyed them in a while. Not like I used to.
I tried getting into the Clone Wars series that died recently. The film that preceded it was utter garbage, and although I haven't seen anything after series 3, I stopped watching because I thought it was terrible, it didn't do enough to lift itself above that god awful movie. I know I'm actually in a minority with that opinion, when it comes to the Clone Wars series, and quite a few here like it, but I just think it could have been so much more.
I think a lot of the reasons why I have such distaste for these is because of how kid orientated they are. I don't think the original trilogy suffered from the same thing. Maybe I'm wrong, and that's my nostalgia talking, but I'm not totally convinced that's the case.
There would, or should or could be a way of making this series more mature without alienating the primary demographic. I feel like it's just going to end up being more fart jokes and some absolutely ridiculous stereotypes (that Hutt from the TV series? WTF were they thinking?).
I want to be proven wrong, I want to like this... I think I might just be becoming cynical, but this looks to me like it's just going to be the next in line in a very long line of dumb.
(that's Mr. Ed to you)