The Acolyte Trailer Scores Most YouTube Dislikes In Star Wars History

The trailer has the most views for a Star Wars series but also the most dislikes from anything in the franchise.

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Wow. The first trailer for The Acolyte has received hundreds of thousands of dislikes on YouTube from Star Wars fans.

While Lucasfilm announced it broke the record for the most trailer views within 24 hours for a Star Wars series, they didn’t mention that a majority of the fans that tuned in didn’t like it, which is also a record.

“Released yesterday, the trailer for The Acolyte garnered 51.3 million views in its first 24 hours,” states the announcement on posted Thursday. “This is a new digital-only record for any Lucasfilm Disney+ series, surpassing every trailer for The MandalorianThe Book of Boba FettAndorObi-Wan Kenobi, and Ahsoka. We’re grateful for your support, and can’t wait for you to experience the series.”

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How many dislikes does The Acolyte trailer have?

Checking the trailers of the other aforementioned shows reveals the opposite as all the trailers are overwhelmingly liked by fans on YouTube as are all the movie trailers.

The Acolyte trailer presently has 355k dislikes on YouTube to 164k likes.

While YouTube has disabled viewing dislikes, various browser extensions reenable the feature.

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Why don’t fans like The Acolyte trailer?

Regarding why fans don’t like The Acolyte trailer, it probably has a lot to do with the failure of Star Wars under Kathleen Kennedy, so fans are voicing their thoughts through the trailer reaction.

It also probably has to do with the showrunner behind the series, Leslye Headland, in regards to her comments about Star Wars in addition to her politics.

Headland recently revealed she pitched The Acolyte to Kathleen Kennedy as Frozen meets Kill Bill, and she admitted writers on the series never watched Star Wars, which she said was a good thing. The cast also doesn’t seem to have a clue about Star Wars as well.

She also said she is the type of Star Wars fans that doesn’t “even have a favorite movie.”

Check out reactions below where many of the comments reference the “Close your eyes, what do you see” meme.

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What do the comments on The Acolyte trailer say?

As long as the episodes don’t stream off of Aspyr servers we should be fine – 17k likes

“Close your eyes, what do you see?” “I see my mother researching spiders in the Amazon before she died.” – 10k likes

“What do you see?” The comment section getting turned off. – 4k likes

“Close your eyes. What do you see?” “Cartman as Kathleen Kennedy” – 547 likes

I’m absolutely shocked that disney didn’t turn off the comments yet. – 859 likes

“Someone is killing Jedi” It’s Disney – 1.3k likes

Youngling: “I see fire.” Jedi Master: “Ok this kid is a lost cause.” – 12k likes

“Close your eyes, what do you see?” “I see over 257,000 dislikes” – 1.3k likes

“Close your eyes, what do you see?” “Somehow. Weinstein returned” – 1.5k likes

“Close your eyes… What do you see?” “I see… An exceedingly high DEI score…” – 180 likes


What is The Acolyte about?

The Acolyte is set during the High Republic era and the prime of the Jedi Order.

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.

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The Acolyte 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.

Headland also directed the premiere episodes (episodes 101 and 102). Directors Kogonada (episodes 103 and 107), Alex Garcia Lopez (episodes 104 and 105), and Hanelle Culpepper (episodes 106 and 108) round out the directing duties on the series. Michael Abels, known for his work on Get Out and Us, scored The Acolyte.

Watch the trailer:

The Acolyte | Official Trailer | Disney+

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