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Amandla Stenberg does a fine job of portraying twins Osha and Mae. Disney

(CTN News) – I have been staying away from Star Wars The Acolytefor a long time now, pretty much ever since Palpatine made his spectacular comeback.

As far as I can tell, the dialogue that has preceded every succeeding endeavor has mainly consisted of Disney projecting pictures of popular characters, to which everyone claps in approval. I have been observing the conversation that has preceded each subsequent undertaking.

Originally intended to take place during the height of the Jedi era and have nothing to do with the Skywalker saga, The Acolyte was meant to be unprecedented. Unfortunately, as the first two episodes of the series show, the Jedi era is incredibly dull.

The Acolyte follows the story of two twins separated by a tragic event.

The sisters share a deep bond with one another. After joining the Jedi Order for the first time, Osha finally resigned and changed his name to “meknek,” which is slang for an unlicensed independent technician. The other individual, Mae, appears to have at some point in her life been trained in the use of the Force by a malevolent force.

Mae and Osha were unaware at first that one of them was still alive. But when Mae goes on a murdering rampage against the Jedi and Osha is caught in her place, they soon realize that this is indeed the case.

After all is said and done, Osha is reunited with Sol, her previous mentor, who Lee Jung-jae does a fantastic job at representing. The two of them make the decision to investigate Mae’s deadly rampage.

The characters and universe are properly developed, and the premise is intriguing, but the plot lacks general coherence. It’s also difficult to pinpoint the cause of this; everything seems to be in place, and I can’t find any particular defects, but it’s just not working correctly.

My supposition is that I am merely unaware of the factors driving my curiosity for any of these topics. It is hardly significant that Mae’s The Acolyte dark side leader is still a mystery, even though his name is now unknown. Even though the man wearing the mask is a large and terrifying figure, the audience is not enthralled with him.

The interplay between Sol and Osha, that of a teacher and a disciple, is fascinating even though I haven’t spent enough time with either of these characters to have a personal devotion to their relationship. Had we had even one episode with Osha before she got involved in this foolishness, it’s likely that the things she’s going through right now might have had a bigger impact on her.

It didn’t, so The Acolyte ended up being a bit dull.

The dialogue is useless because of the writing’s stiffness, predictability, and lack of creativity. I adore Manny Jacinto for bringing to life the minor character Qimir, a former smuggler who helps Mae in her pursuit, and Lee Jung-jae for dominating the role of Sol. But the whole group performs it with great enthusiasm, and I really respect the two of them.

Moreover, it is a visual feast with stunning locations, amazing lighting, and costume design that surpasses all I have seen in the series thus far. The battle scenes are good because they are obvious and functional in a series where the protagonists are Force-powered and flip and bounce around the screen.

That being said, after spending an hour and a half playing Star Wars: The Acolyte, I have very little to no sentimental attachment to the game. It was over after some time had gone. It was over when I was there.

It is very uncommon for me to see an event and experience such a low level of feeling, yet The Acolyte succeeded in doing just that. I cannot foresee that I will be a fan for an extended period of time, even though I will probably watch it for a few more episodes if the next ones are just like the first two.

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