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Star Wars: The Acolyte – Season 1

By Alan Ng | June 5, 2024

NOW ON DISNEY+! “This isn’t about good or bad. This is about power and who is allowed to use it.” OK, I’m out. I became a massive Star Wars fan in 1977. Ten-year-old, I bought this galaxy far, far away, and today, I don’t recognize the place anymore. Leslye Headland’s The Acolyte managed to put the final nail in the coffin for this fully grown adult. Yes. I accept it. Disney Star Wars is not for me.

It’s 100 years before the reign of the Galactic Empire. The galaxy is at peace thanks partly to the Jedi Order…but someone is killing Jedi. The show opens with an assassin who openly challenges Jedi Master Indara to attack her. As the Jedi live by a code of defensive combat, Indara is not taking the bait. When the assassin attacks, she is able to kill Indara, but not before she is able to recognize the now unmasked assassin.

Meanwhile, in another part of the galaxy is failed Padawan Osha (Amandla Stenberg), who works as a Metnik, a human starship mechanic on a Nemoidian starship. When a team of Jedi investigators board the ship, they suspect that Osha is the assassin, as she fits the assassin’s description to a tee!

“…they suspect that Osha is the assassin, as she fits the assassin’s description to a tee!”

Long story short, the assassin is Osha’s twin sister, Mae, whom she thought was dead. Osha now joins the Jedi detectives team led by Master Sol (Lee Jung-Jae), Osha’s former friend Yord (Charlie Barnett), and Sol’s new padawan Jecki (Dafne Keen), to hunt down her sister before she kills all the Jedi responsible for the death of her and her twin’s family.

Just like much of Disney Star Wars, the problem with the Acolyte is that it doesn’t understand the lore established by George Lucas and has decided to disregard that lore surrounding the Force in an entirely different direction under the tutelage of LucasFilm President Kathleen Kenedy and Chief Creative Officer Dave Filoni.

What’s been missing from Disney Star Wars since The Last Jedi is any serious discussion about the force. The force is finally back, but it has been redefined and changed with the introduction of The Witches Coven in episode three of the series.

This mystical power that holds the universe together is called the Force by the Jedi and the Thread by the Witches. The last vestige of Lucus Star War is gone once and for all. Almost as if to say that if you’re not on board with Kennedy, Filoni, and Headland’s new vision, you can hop off the Star Wars train now…and I have. Disney owns Star Wars, and people can do whatever they want with it. I don’t have to go along with it.

Star Wars: The Acolyte - Season 1 (2024)

Directed and Written: Leslye Headland

Starring: Amandla Stenberg, Lee Jung-jae, Carrie Anne Moss, Jodie Turner-Smith, etc.

Movie score: 2/10

Star Wars: The Acolyte - Season 1 Image

"…Star Wars is finally dead... it's not for us OG fans anymore."

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  1. The power of two says:

    The power of maaaaannnnnyyyyyy, thats all i have to say about that

  2. L says:

    Agreed ✅

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