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Lego Star Wars: The Freemaker Adventures Season 2 DVD Review

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The second season of “Lego Star Wars: The Freemaker Adventures” is a fun ride.

In the 12 episode second season of the serialized “Lego Star Wars: The Freemaker Adventures,” viewers get to spend more time with the Rebellion heroes you never knew about- the Freemaker siblings. The family is comprised of Rowan (the force sensitive young boy), Zander (the pilot and mechanic), Kordi (the tough and brainy one of the group) and their reprogrammed battle droid Roger. Plotwise, the main stories involve the building of a potentially game changing Rebel ship called the Arrowhead and a new villainous droid named M-OC but there are plenty of other plots involving Kyber Crystals, the villainous Graballa the Hutt, family, the Jedi city Aliston Nor, and so on.

Even though the series is aimed at a younger audience, ‘Freemaker’ is still entertaining (especially for viewers who consume everything “Star Wars” like myself). Yes, there are goofy sight gags and the run-ins with M-OC are tedious and repetitious, but they don’t hamper the series at all.

What really makes the series rewarding is that it actually digs into the SW universe and the mythology. On top of that, fans will see familiar faces like Hondo and the bounty hunters from “Empire Strikes Back” (minus Boba Fett) and see thrilling episodes like the season finale “Return of the Return of the Jedi” which cleverly occurs during the events of ROTJ. You just never know what will pop up or what will be referenced which is part of the fun.

Video/Audio:

Presentation: 1.78:1. How does it look? The CGI animation shines even in standard definition.

Audio Track: Dolby Digital 5.1. How does it sound? The lively series gets a lively track to accompany it.

Extras: Technically, the extra feature is a bit of a cheat. There are 5 shorts here titled “Home One,” “Thrown Into Battle,” “Rowan’s Secret Adventure,” “Zander Freemaker, Superstar Pilot Guy,” and “Beware The Gamorrean Flu.” I say it’s a bit of a cheat as all of these shorts were compiled into one episode called “A New Home” which is not included here. Some copies also seem to come with an exclusive Darth Vader pin (mine did not).

Overall Thoughts: It’s a shame there’s not a lot of advertising for this show and that it’s gone under the radar as I believe there’s a much bigger audience for this show out there. I hope we’ll get to see a third season down the line but it’s uncertain at this point.

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March 25, 2018 - Posted by | DVD review | , , , ,

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