The Acolyte – Misplaced/Discovered & Revenge/Justice Evaluation : A Lengthy Lengthy Time In the past

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“The Acolyte” is the most recent Star Wars story set a couple of century earlier than Luke Skywalker and takes from materials that may be present in comics, quick tales and novels to enchantment to the informal Star Wars fan. Despite the fact that some could not acknowledge these characters as they’re faraway from the primary timeline of occasions that had been made iconic, that doesn’t imply the present isn’t entertaining. 

The primary two episodes of this new saga made a very good first impression with its martial arts preventing model and large named actors. What fan doesn’t love to listen to the whoosh sound a lightsaber makes when activated? Throw in Carrie Ann Moss within the first episode giving sick martial arts strikes and you’ve got a recipe for achievement. 

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“Lost/Found” – THE ACOLYTE, Pictured: Carrie Ann Moss as Master Indara. Photo: Christian Black./Lucasfilm LTD & TM ©2024 . Disney +. All Rights Reserved

However the stand out of course is the female lead, Amandla Stenberg playing twins. Her casting leads to little girls of color seeing themselves in a galaxy far far away. This type of representation was amazing to watch. Playing twins is no easy task even for any actor to take on but Amandla crushes it. 

She plays left-behind orphan Mae, the one committing the murders of seasoned Jedi Masters with the help of her own mysterious master in an attempt to avenge the sister she thought died perhaps or to avenge herself because she feels the Jedi left her behind in the fire that she caused. The reasoning isn’t quite clear but the Jedi stationed on her planet that night are definitely keeping a secret. 

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“Misplaced/Discovered” – THE ACOLYTE, Pictured: Amandla Stenberg as Mae. Picture: Lucasfilm LTD./Lucasfilm LTD & TM ©2024 Disney+. All Rights Reserved

Jedi Padawan turned mechanic, the nice sister Osha was initially considered behind the murders however quickly discovers her sister survived the fireplace. She joins her former grasp, his new Padawan and outdated good friend on the hunt to carry Mae to justice. After all this causes battle and she or he can’t hurt her personal sister. The viewers remains to be at midnight as to why she selected to go away the Jedi order as properly. 

The motion sequences and the performing from Amandla had been nice however there have been some flaws. I didn’t join instantly with Lee Jung-Jae’s Grasp Sol in addition to the supporting forged. I don’t really feel the performing was that robust. Other than not having sufficient Carrie Ann Moss, a few of the writing appeared contradictory. In a single scene Mae’s grasp says that you simply can’t kill a Jedi with metal, you’ll fail and he says that after Mae killed Indara with a knife. I completely get pleasure from this feminine led story however the pacing appears to be rushed. 

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“Lost/Found” – THE ACOLYTE, Pictured: Lee Jung-jae as Master Sol. Photo: Jay Maidmen./Lucasfilm LTD & TM ©2024 . Disney +. All Rights Reserved

A Wookiee Jedi teased at the end of the episode is something to look forward to. I just hope the show finds its footing in the remaining episodes because all the ingredients are there for an amazing show. As I said earlier it is a good first impression but not amazing but I am optimistic. 

What did you think of the first two episodes Star Wars fans? Leave a comment and let’s chat. Don’t forget to continue the conversation with me on X @jereereviews.

About the Author – Je-Ree Olenik

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Je-Ree is the definition of a Jersey Woman. A real nerd who loves her comics. When not watching television she is a paralegal by day. She loves writing, studying, binging all the most recent reveals and spending time along with her household. Twitter @jereereviews

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