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Author Topic: Acolyte: Series Thought  (Read 1116 times)
Taegin Roan
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« Reply #30 on: July 05, 2024, 08:36:05 PM »

I actually like this. It's simple, and probably effective. It isn't depicted as having any stupid features? No nunchaku power coupling? (which, at this point I would still be happier to see than a f@#$ing light whip) No stupid "I cracked my crystal during bleeding bs" instability? Tell me it at least sings the Imperial March when being swung.

Agreed. A very simple hilt, but I personally quite like simplicity sometimes. Certain characters (like Mace Windu) deserve to have a hilt that's a bit more gaudy, but not everyone. Utilitarian is better in many aspects.
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« Reply #31 on: July 07, 2024, 12:57:21 PM »

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« Reply #32 on: July 07, 2024, 04:58:48 PM »

Better quality lightsaber image  Smiley Grin .. 


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« Reply #33 on: July 12, 2024, 06:35:07 PM »

Agreed. A very simple hilt, but I personally quite like simplicity sometimes. Certain characters (like Mace Windu) deserve to have a hilt that's a bit more gaudy, but not everyone. Utilitarian is better in many aspects.
I concur^^

One of my favorite hilts are the v4 Sentinel/Dark Sentinel; they look absolutely fantastic IMHO  Smiley

Better quality lightsaber image  Smiley Grin .. 


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Great pic, Dude.  Thanks for sharing^^

Point!

Episode 6 was emblematic of my annoyances with this show and much of Disney products overall. 

The best bits were with Qimir/Stranger/Master, he's genuinely interesting, Sol's arc has potential too, there is interesting stuff going on here, after 6 episodes there is finally something to be interested in with regard to Osha, pretty unfortunate it took 6 episodes to finally deliver something of interest to her character apart from just being there so the story can happen.

but some really poor delivery and uneven acting, Mae/Osha not only suffer from a bland arc up till this point but also some very bland delivery, Sol too...Vernestra and her side kick felt like a waste of screen time apart from 'we need to get character A to location B' and were they trying to tie in something with the Senate there?, slightly odd 6 episodes in.

Nice on location and sets for the island though.
Once again, LSG's comments mirror my own opinions.  Once again, the antagonist is stealing the show.  Qimir is the most interesting character thus far; I was hoping for some more backstory on him (pity that I doubt that we'll get much--if any--info adding to his characterization).

As for Episode 7: I don't mind the Rashamon-style storytelling but this could've been better suited as part of Episode 3.  As it sits, it amounts to an almost complete waste of Episode 7, made worse by the fact that this was the penultimate episode of the season/series. 

And that really underscores a complaint that encompasses this entire story: wasted time on uninteresting and unnecessary scenes/developments/etc.  What we've been given should've occupied 3, maybe 4 episodes, worth of plot.  But with the uneven pacing, nonsensical story points, useless events, and downright bad plotting, "The Acolyte" suffers from what I feel all Disney+ SW shows (with the possible exception of "Andor") possess: mediocre (at best) stories with mostly bland characters who do things because te plot demands instead of any sort of organic narrative decisions/actions.

"The Acolyte" does have a few good ideas but I feel that those are mostly wasted amidst a weak story, inconsistent plotting, and uninteresting characters.
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« Reply #34 on: July 13, 2024, 04:47:35 AM »


As for Episode 7: I don't mind the Rashamon-style storytelling but this could've been better suited as part of Episode 3.  As it sits, it amounts to an almost complete waste of Episode 7, made worse by the fact that this was the penultimate episode of the season/series. 


I agree, this part of the story was very poorly placed and there is no way the final episode can do justice to the aspects of the story that are interesting in a single episode...Season 2 I hope....  There are many interesting and engaging things going on but some things were just weird (the Torben 'mind seduction' thing was weird and I'm not sure what it added), Possessing Kelnacca was cool and actually a good strategy for otherwise vastly outmatched women...not sure the mechanics of them collapsing after the spell was broken though...and what was with that turning into mist entity stuff? Sure mysteries like that don't need, and are often better not explained, but I can't comprehend  what they were trying to do by it.   

Consider - if Torben had been possessed and it somehow backfired on the witches and he slaughtered vast numbers of them (i.e. they set him feral but couldn't fully control him underestimate however slightly his Jedi training) it would've linked into the mind control thing (if he had been offered say power instead of just 'I want to go back to Coruscant'...) and made sense of his subsequent monk like state seeking redemption.  That is to say the plot points were there to make things more sensible if they had linked it up.

Sol potentially confusing the will of the force with his own wants was an interesting point and is something that could be very interesting to look into for all Jedi who claim to be 'guided' by the Force. 

It's unfortunate there is only one episode left as it has been getting more interesting as it goes along, but as Dutch said a lot of wasted time at the start.
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« Reply #35 on: Yesterday at 12:05:00 AM »

I also thought seeing ANOTHER flashback of an event, from a different point of view, was an interesting choice for episode 7. I was disappointed.
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« Reply #36 on: Yesterday at 05:28:31 PM »

Well, so far I enjoy the show a lot. The Stranger is interesting. The fights were waaaaaay better than the sequels. I was hoping for a soul destroying secret from the jedis but it failed. They did not do anything unjedi like sadly so still stereotypes.
But Jecki T_T I liked Jecki.
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« Reply #37 on: Yesterday at 08:56:25 PM »

Agreed. A very simple hilt, but I personally quite like simplicity sometimes. Certain characters (like Mace Windu) deserve to have a hilt that's a bit more gaudy, but not everyone. Utilitarian is better in many aspects.
As much as I hate to admit that this show may have got something right, the simplistic nature of this saber would be in keeping with the nature of the Sith:



..."The Acolyte" suffers from what I feel all Disney+ SW shows (with the possible exception of "Andor")...
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Oh, there's a narrative alright. It just has nothing to do with SW or even telling a good story. Wink
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