STAR WARS: THE ACOLYTE Social Media Reactions Reveal Early Reviews For Lucasfilm's Next Disney+ Series

STAR WARS: THE ACOLYTE Social Media Reactions Reveal Early Reviews For Lucasfilm's Next Disney+ Series STAR WARS: THE ACOLYTE Social Media Reactions Reveal Early Reviews For Lucasfilm's Next Disney+ Series

With less than two weeks to go until The Acolyte premieres on Disney+, the first social media reviews have hit X and critics are having their say on the first half of the season. Check them out here...

By JoshWilding - May 24, 2024 07:05 AM EST
Filed Under: Star Wars

Star Wars: The Acolyte premieres on Disney+ on June 4, and the first reactions from critics have started finding their way online (via 

These are made up of a mix of people who attended a splashy premiere for a screening of the two-part premiere and reviewers who were sent the first four instalments to view online. It's worth noting then that not everyone here will have been caught up in the excitement of yesterday evening's event, meaning these verdicts may hold more weight than usual. 

Regardless, the reactions so far are overwhelmingly positive. It sounds like the mystery elements work well, as do The Acolyte's practical stunts and the new ways this series utilises the Force. The cast, and particularly Amandla Stenberg and Lee Jung-jae, is also praised.

Despite taking place long before the Skywalker Saga began in The Phantom Menace, many critics have pointed out how interesting it is to explore the High Republic Era and made it clear that the show still feels like "classic" Star Wars

We'll see what the reviews say closer to The Acolyte's premiere as they tend to differ slightly from social reactions. For now, though, the series is off to a strong start and is likely to exceed expectations after initial uncertainty among fans. 

In The Acolyte, an investigation into a shocking crime spree pits a respected Jedi Master (Lee Jung-jae) against a dangerous warrior from his past (Amandla Stenberg). As more clues emerge, they travel down a dark path where sinister forces reveal all is not what it seems...

The series stars Amandla Stenberg, Lee Jung-jae, Manny Jacinto, Dafne Keen, Charlie Barnett, Jodie Turner-Smith, Rebecca Henderson, Dean-Charles Chapman, Joonas Suotamo, and Carrie-Anne Moss.

The next Star Wars TV series comes from creator and showrunner Leslye Headland (Russian Doll), who also serves as executive producer alongside Kathleen Kennedy, Simon Emanuel, Jeff F. King, and Jason Micallef. Charmaine DeGraté and Kor Adana are the co-executive producers, and Rayne Roberts and Damian Anderson are producing.

The Acolyte will premiere on Disney+ on June 4. 

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harryba11zack - 5/24/2024, 7:12 AM
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TheMetaMan - 5/24/2024, 7:19 AM
@harryba11zack - Yeah I was thinking the same thing. I wonder how much they pay these critics. 😅😅😅😆🤣
marvel72 - 5/24/2024, 8:52 AM
@TheMetaMan - That's the thing, if they give it shit reviews they won't be invited to these advance previews or goody bags.
TheMetaMan - 5/24/2024, 9:31 AM
@marvel72 - Just wait until the initial reactions for Deadpool and wolverine come out. Critics are gonna have a field day.
supermanrex - 5/24/2024, 10:15 AM
@marvel72 -its funny watching you [frick]ers cope after your wet dreams of this failing are being demolished. i cant wait for this show!! but keep coping cause its funny.
marvel72 - 5/24/2024, 10:23 AM
@supermanrex - It hasn't even been reviewed or viewed by general audiences yet.

I think you are the one struggling with others opinions.
FireandBlood - 5/24/2024, 10:25 AM
@supermanrex - They’re struggling and it shows.
Matchesz - 5/24/2024, 10:30 AM
@marvel72 - i worked security for screenings and movie premieres and can confirm these “reviewers” are average people just happy to be out of the house and enjoying a free movie
marvel72 - 5/24/2024, 10:50 AM
@Matchesz - Exactly imagine getting free tickets and early screening of the latest movie or show of course you'd be excited,especially if it's your living.

When they got a negative response from the test screening of Captain America:Brave New World it ended up having 3 months of reshoots because it was shown to average people not paid Shills.
marvel72 - 5/24/2024, 1:24 PM
@TheMetaMan - Yeah I don't know how Deadpool And Wolverine is going to be reviewed, I hope it's good, looks decent from the trailer. I know for certain early screenings are going to be fantastic, even if it isn't.
supermanrex - 5/29/2024, 9:19 AM
@marvel72 - cope harder buddy. cope harder.
HermanM - 5/24/2024, 7:42 AM
Looks like crap
TheVisionary25 - 5/24/2024, 7:49 AM
Sweet , glad to see the positive reactions (for the most part) so far to this as someone who’s been excited for it since it was announced!!.

The one reviewer mentioning that it felt like Kill Bill is neat since the producers have said that Headland’s initial pitch described the show as that meets Frozen in the SW world which sounds hella cool to me so seems like that has successfully come across in the intent…

I could see it being Kill Bill in that Mae may be killing Jedi out of revenge but moreso for the martial arts influence & level of choreography that we saw in those films while Frozen could be due to the emotional core or heart of the story being the relationship between the 2 sisters as rumored.

Regardless , looking forward to it!!.

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WhatIfRickJames - 5/24/2024, 7:53 AM
I hear Shaw Brothers and I’m in. Sounds like an interesting take on the lore
Thing94 - 5/24/2024, 7:54 AM
Let me guess, it is stunning and brave?

bkmeijer1 - 5/24/2024, 8:01 AM
I don't buy it really. Not because I think it'll be bad, but because early reactions are always hyperbolic and reactions based on a few instead of all episodes gives a skewed view as well.
TheVisionary25 - 5/24/2024, 8:10 AM
@bkmeijer1 - that’s fair and true to an extent but let’s not forget that some of these early reactors don’t tend to review the series aswell especially if they represent a publication in which someone else might do that hence why they can feell not as positive or negative as they appeared via the reactions
bkmeijer1 - 5/24/2024, 8:38 AM
@TheVisionary25 - also true. Just think regardless of who does the early reactions, it's not that trustworthy. Being selected for early viewing might lead to bias too
TheVisionary25 - 5/24/2024, 8:44 AM
@bkmeijer1 - perhaps , especially if it’s a premeire

One can get wrapped up the excitement and glamor of it all.
bkmeijer1 - 5/24/2024, 8:51 AM
@TheVisionary25 - exactly. I don't blame them though, I probably would too
eagc1995 - 5/24/2024, 12:39 PM
@TheVisionary25 @bkmeijer1 - Other thing to keep in mind too is that even if this is reflective of how the regular reviews will turn, its also always possible that maybe the next half could go downhill. cause we've seen so many times where the show gets alot of positive reviews, but that is because the reviewers only got to see the strong half of the series and not the overall thing.

Like i remember when i see people going why X divisive MCU show has a high review score, well its because the reviewers only got to see the first 2-4 episodes, but didn't saw the rest, maybe their thoughts on the series would've been different if they had gotten to see the full thing.
bkmeijer1 - 5/24/2024, 12:41 PM
@eagc1995 - exactly. First thing that comes to mind is Luke Cage. Those first seven episodes were great, while the latter six were not. Since reviewers only got the first six, it ended up really misleading.
Drewmcdougall - 5/24/2024, 8:07 AM
I can't wait to see all you whinny tits flip on this. LOL

Bunch of fuucking morons who are apparently scared of women and something new. Booboohoooooo!
Urubrodi - 5/24/2024, 8:27 AM
@Drewmcdougall - I can’t wait for this show. Not getting this blind hate at all.
Vigor - 5/24/2024, 8:36 AM
@Drewmcdougall - I'd love to flip their "go woke, go broke" mantra on its head
bkmeijer1 - 5/24/2024, 8:39 AM
@Vigor - ''go broke, go woke''? That might actually work. Broke implies there's no audience, and going woke might actually lead to some new audiences
marvel72 - 5/24/2024, 8:55 AM
@Drewmcdougall - Well let's see how many people watch the show, have you seen how ratioed the trailers are.

People don't like what they see and people aren't going to watch.
Vigor - 5/24/2024, 9:12 AM
@bkmeijer1 - wait. Did we just accidentally invent a new slogan? Should I get t shirts made?
TheVisionary25 - 5/24/2024, 9:19 AM
@Urubrodi - yep (aside from the usual suspects on this site)

However a blend of martial arts and a murder mystery story sounds just right up my alley as a fan of both genres
WarMonkey - 5/24/2024, 9:19 AM
@Drewmcdougall - LOL, no we won't. Also LOL, Did you just say SW fans are scared of women and something new? You do know that Leia is a main character and helped lead the entire rebellion along with Mon Mothma, and both are women right? Also LOL, you do know that Leia saved the entire rebellion on Hoth due to her leadership and because the soldiers took her orders without question due to the respect they had for her? And LOL, you do know all that was in the 70s, so over 50 years ago?

Stop being an idiot and bully, please.
Origame - 5/24/2024, 9:21 AM
@Drewmcdougall - ah yes. Ignore the actual criticism like how they're making the sith the heroes and the jedi the villains, or the fact this show can't happen because of what's been stated in episode 1. No, we just hate wahmen and new things 🙄
marvel72 - 5/24/2024, 9:31 AM
@Vigor - Well they won't go broke but it might not get the views they want.
DENNISsystem - 5/24/2024, 9:55 AM
@marvel72 - yeah I remember when people where laughing at the stills from the Fallout show before it came out. Hindsight’s a bitch, huh? 🤣
supermanrex - 5/24/2024, 10:18 AM
@Drewmcdougall - OMG this shit will be epic when all these clowns campaigning for this show to fail start acting like they never said such and such all along. its funny right now seeing them cope and try to shit on the early reviewers cause they aren't following the toxic script.
supermanrex - 5/24/2024, 10:20 AM
@DENNISsystem - the funny part will be seeing these negative asshats flail about digging their hills in more.
marvel72 - 5/24/2024, 10:25 AM
@supermanrex - That's it lad, you keep supporting crap and nothing will change.
marvel72 - 5/24/2024, 10:27 AM
@DENNISsystem - I thought it looked pretty accurate to the game and thought the show was decent.

This however doesn't.
Itwasme - 5/24/2024, 10:44 AM
@marvel72 - you're right, this doesn't look like the Fallout game at all...
marvel72 - 5/24/2024, 10:52 AM
@Itwasme - Doesn't look decent.
JackBurton1 - 5/24/2024, 8:09 PM
@WarMonkey - He went from posting a poorly written article on here to trolling the comments looking for a reaction.Poor kid....
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