Star Wars Misc. Catch-All

The real flaw in The Acolyte is that it came out well after the Cerveza Cristal meme ran its course. The internet would have had Master Sol finding bottles of beer left and right in the first episode alone.

Yord seems more like a cerveza guy to me.

Just do a KOTOR series already. Better yet, maybe I should just replay it.

Just watching the Acolyte. Enjoying it but it is odd sometimes

18 minutes in -

"If a former Jedi killed her master our enemies could use that information against us"
"Justice must be swift and an example made of her"

An example to who? I thought you wanted to keep the information quite. Which is it? It doesn't make sense.

And I get that Lucas put the whole "Jedi no emotion" thing but it is stupid. It was stupid in the prequels and it is still silly.
We see over and over Jedis ruled by emotions all the time.

I am probably being to harsh. It has some dumb stuff but it was enjoyable.

Jedi are allowed to have emotions, just not attachments since loss or threat of loss of the attachments can lead to anger. This in turn can cause them to use the force for immoral reasons like revenge. Jedi are trained to be mindful of their emotions so it doesn't cloud their judgement but they are not Vulcans. It is in their code "There is no emotion, there is peace" to help them meditate and not let their emotions control their actions. We do see in the movies and show Jedi smiling and laughing.

farley3k wrote:

Just watching the Acolyte. Enjoying it but it is odd sometimes

18 minutes in -

"If a former Jedi killed her master our enemies could use that information against us"
"Justice must be swift and an example made of her"

An example to who? I thought you wanted to keep the information quite. Which is it? It doesn't make sense.

Seems simple to me, they don't want knowledge of it to get out until after they've made an example of her. So they can point to how they made an example of her as a defense if any of their enemies tries to use the fact that it happened against them.

The Acolyte:

There's going to be a "We Didn't Start The Fire" meme coming out at some point, right?

Edit: And we all mock how Obi-Wan aged from being Ewan McGregor to Alec Guinness in 20 years, but how about Torbin going from being King Tommen of House Baratheon to Count Olaf in less than that?

Just a nitpick. Are the kids twins? They don't look anything like each other. This is only weird because the adult versions are just the same actor.

Mae certainly is psycho

Spoiler:

"I don't want you to leave so I'll kill you"

I assume we will find out something else happened that we did not see.

I think it is interesting culturally that now we desperately want to show the Jedi as pretty horrible.

farley3k wrote:

I think it is interesting culturally that now we desperately want to show the Jedi as pretty horrible.

Define we. The royal "we"? We as in the people writing Star Wars? We the fans?

Evergreen reminder when talking about what "we" want from Star Wars, this is who you're talking about:
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Normally it is true. but for this show it is overwhelmingly negative which means we the fans are on the same side for once. Which would lead me to believe that we dont all want the Jedi to be the bad guys.

Whoops! Responding too late to a couple pages ago.

I can only say that I enjoy the Acolyte more than I ever enjoyed watching Andor. I refrain from a final judgement until I’ve watched the rest of it. I just can say that I don’t mind the Jedi being painted in a darker tone here, as it resembles more closely what happens when religions hold a lot of power in the real world. The forced separation of children from their families and culture to be trained by the Jedi mirrors the history of residential schools a bit too obviously for my taste, but then again it is a show primarily aimed at kids. I don’t know what people expect from that.

PaladinTom wrote:

Hmmm, I don’t know. The first two episodes didn’t really land for me. The fight scenes were cool but the dialog and the pacing just felt off. It felt very much like the Obi-Wan series to me which I also did not enjoy. Some of the scenes, such as at the apothecary’s, felt really contemporary and out of place. It also felt really low budget and small.

Our new rule is that we'll give it one more and then decide to keep to keep watching or not. We just quit Dark Matter on Apple TV+ for being incredibly mediocre.

After the first 2 I agree with all of this. A lot of the pacing and acting was in the vicinity of the Book of Boba Fett biker gang scenes at times to me. Not a good sign for me.

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Finally caught up to Ep. 3 of The Acolyte.

I was mostly onboard for the high melodrama of Ep 3, melodrama is some Star Wars bread & butter, but I feel like the execution of things breaking bad on Brendok could've been better written. I agree w/ farley on the "if I can't have you nobody can" turn feeling like a wild escalation. Wild escalations certainly run through this franchise, but yeesh.

I think if there's any "twist" they're building towards, it's that the Jedi definitely murdered those witches, but that seems so plain as day that calling it a "twist" feels wrong.

Finally, willing this into the galaxy, I'm really hoping Yord meets a grisly end. This Nadar-Vebb-type hubris-filled craven Jedi knight. Can't wait for him to eat it.

I'm not sure how to feel about about this

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Be a lot cooler if it transformed into an X-Wing.

I feel like I should be enjoying the acolyte, but 2 episodes in and I just feel bored. Maybe I will try watching it again in a month or two.

wait to see if the reviews get better. if the rest of the episodes are as bad as the 3rd and 4th, you might just want to skip it.

Star Wars Acolyte Episode 5:

Spoiler:

Holy sh*t. Jason from The Good Place got fit. Tree trunk arms.

Incredible episode. Love the cinematography of it all. Felt like a whole movie.

Spoiler:

The only thing I liked about that episode was the use of cortosis. The bad guy was predictable, every character become expendable and the number of times the fight could have been over but either side decides to stop their attack and talk. Anyone want to bet that at least one of those killed will somehow be healed?

kazar wrote:
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The only thing I liked about that episode was the use of cortosis. The bad guy was predictable, every character become expendable and the number of times the fight could have been over but either side decides to stop their attack and talk. Anyone want to bet that at least one of those killed will somehow be healed?

Spoiler:

I didn't find the bad guy predictable as Jason from The Good Place. It just seemed so weird to me and a huge surprise. Well, those tree-trunk arms were a surprise.

tuffalobuffalo wrote:
Spoiler:

I didn't find the bad guy predictable as Jason from The Good Place. It just seemed so weird to me and a huge surprise. Well, those tree-trunk arms were a surprise.

Spoiler:

For me as soon as the Wookie jedi was dead and Mae says "he's here" in the last episode, it was obvious it was the guy she was working with. My only question is, what is his name. He can't be Darth Plagius which means he needs to be Plagius' master given the timing. And no jedi can get back to report what they found as the Jedi think the Sith are gone for over 1000 years.

Catching up and it occurred to me ... "Jaguars rule!"

"Bortles!"

Spoiler:

It's any wonder *Legion* hasn't become a Sith.

Episode 5 of The Acolyte felt like pure filler, reminding me of one the middle episodes of 'Ashoka' that was also all fighting. As kazar points out, each of those fights could have been won... but then one party or another decides to stop fighting and start talking.

Also, the decision to have one twin assume the identity of another felt a little lame. I know that this is inevitable in twin stories. But didn't we already do this in Episode 2 or 3?

But what really stood out for me is how dull and pedestrian it all felt. It was packaged like an episode of a classic serial, but entirely lacked the zip, the fizz, the edge-of-the-seat tension of a classic serial.