This movie is a very helpful film to understand Han Solo’s early life. None of the movies before have described his early young man life, just his middle life, and his old life. It also shows the Millennium Falcon under Lando.
I love the story!
By Mason Rodrigue
The plot was phenomenal with Darth Maul and twists and turns. Donald Glover also played Lando amazingly
It was just OK not great.
I’m revising this thing a little.
I have been watching Star Wars since the beginning of my life, and seeing all the movies and shows and most of the legends and canon comics I can safely say that there is little I can say that would make it amazing, after seeing the Last Jedi I really didn’t have much interest in Solo and I saw it and was saying it was good but not great. It could have been better.
Lets start off with Solo himself , his character is ok, at least we know how he got the name “solo“. He doesn’t give you the same feeling. ( I didn’t expect him too either.)
Chewbacca was good as always , at least I know how they met each other. He is a pretty cool character, and I like how they applied the " rip your arms out of your socket idea“ makes Chewbacca much more dangerous, i just feel like his character is somewhat shortened in the movie.
Beckett was one of the best characters in the movie, his skill with a blaster makes him better as a character. I’m really unhappy of what they did with him later on in the film.
That’s really all I can say regarding what I liked.
What I hated was the other characters that were completely ruined in the movie. Some characters were there just to make the movie more interesting but fail to because they get killed in very crappy ways less than 20 seconds into the movie. The potential good writing and storytelling is shattered when there deaths occur.
Qira is one character I simply don’t understand. She’s there just to be some girl who seems nice but does some crappy stuff in the end. And next thing you know she is kissing Solo then says goodbye then is working for the one and only Darth Maul then leaves the movie. It’s not like we’re going to see her in another movie again, it would make more sense if she died or something like that it would have been better for the han/ liea relationship.
Darth mauls cameo alone is cool but it’s not like anyone will care because of his death in rebels at this point Disney is just desperate to get money. This arc can’t really go anywhere so it’s about as pointless as the movie itself.
Lando i found it be somewhat accurate but ultimately I cant see it with him. L-3 was a weird character that I didn’t find funny but more so weird and sketchy. The fact that her and lando apparently had a “relationship“ ( you know what I mean ) was completely ridiculous. Then she dies too.( like K2SO in Rogue One except his death was more meaningful. )
And they made the empire look really dumb and childish in the movie, particularly when Han is fighting Chewbacca in the muddy jail room, the two storm troopers instigating the fight but act childish when doing so is very sad. Not to mention the fact that there not even the main villain in the movie isn’t making it any better. Dealing with criminal organizations and so called gangsters in Star Wars doesn’t give the movie that type of awesomeness we should get, it’s not that intriguing.
Overall a solid 3.5/5 it was better than the last Jedi, that’s all the compliments you’ll get from me, especially after seeing that piece of Batha Poodoo . Overall you can do better.
I hope episode 9 can do a better job. ( notice how i said hope....).
Fun with a capital F.
By Alden Solo
I might be the only person in the galaxy who knows what this movie really is: It is a fun, thrilling, exciting movie.
Alden Ehrenreich totally rocks the role of Han Solo... as does Donald Glover for Lando Calrissian. Emilia Clarke is absolutely gorgeous. L3-37 is funny, and all the rest of the cast show some of the best acting Star Wars can dish out.
Bottom line: If you want a roller coaster ride, feel-good flick, do yourself a favor and see Solo: A Star Wars Story.