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Star Wars enthusiasts praise ‘top lightsaber duel’ in surprising shift

Disney+ has captured the attention of Star Wars enthusiasts once again with its latest offering, “The Acolyte.” Led by showrunner Leslye Headland, this new storyline is situated in the twilight of the High Republic era, acting as a precursor to the Skywalker Saga. The plot revolves around a Jedi-led investigation into a series of dark events and boasts a star-studded cast including Amandla Stenberg, Lee Jung-jae, Charlie Barnett, and Dafne Keen.

The fifth episode, which aired recently, showcased a jaw-dropping battle sequence that resulted in the demise of several significant characters. Despite the heartbreak of these losses, fans have been effusive in their praise for the episode, hailing it as ‘must-see television.’

This positive reception marks a shift from earlier criticisms that labeled the series as ‘woke’ due to its diverse cast and criticized its uneven pacing. Some even went as far as calling it the most disappointing Star Wars spin-off to date. However, following the latest episode’s release, viewers flocked to social media platforms to express their newfound admiration, particularly for the exceptional lightsaber duels.

One Twitter user, @PlushieFenn, expressed their astonishment, stating, “holy hell the acolyte is suddenly f***** amazing with episode 5… This show is either about to be the biggest bait and switch in history or DISSAPOINTING AS HELL.” Another user, @lottosaycarlos, acknowledged the impressive lightsaber battles and death scenes, praising them as some of the most intense moments seen in Disney Star Wars content in a while.

Similarly, @TSoS_ singled out the latest episode of #TheAcolyte for its exceptional lightsaber fight choreography, comparing it to the quality seen in “Revenge of the Sith.” They commended the creativity of the moves, the unique fighting styles that reflect character traits, and the shocking deaths portrayed in the episode.

Twitter user @JBeasley1412 admitted to being captivated by the latest episode of #TheAcolyte, while @MattfromCnB expressed a complete turnaround in their opinion, describing the show as a must-watch. The recent developments in the series have left fans eagerly anticipating what’s to come, as the narrative continues to unfold with unexpected twists and thrilling action sequences.