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Solo: A Star Wars Story Review

Han Solo gets a solo spotlight in the new movie set several years before the events of Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope. Here’s my Solo: A Star Wars review.

The movie stars Alden Ehrenreich, Donald Glover, Emilia Clarke, Woody Harrelson and Paul Bettany. It’s directed by Ron Howard and is distributed by Walt Disney Studios Philippines.

Alden Ehrenreich is Han Solo and Joonas Suotamo is Chewbacca in SOLO: A STAR WARS STORY.

The movie looks pretty I’ll give them that. But it falls flat at times in terms or pacing and plot. They kinda made it, then they let it go sail off wherever it wants to go.

Be that as it may, there are a lot of good stuff about Solo. One is we get to actually see a young Han Solo in action. Younger than Harrison Ford was when he did “A New Hope” and certainly younger than the Han Solo that died in “The Force Awakens”. That in itself is a good thing wouldn’t you agree?

Donald Glover is Lando Calrissian in SOLO: A STAR WARS STORY.

A young Lando Calrissian (who may or may not be pansexual) is played to perfection by Donald Glover aka Childish Gambino. He did his momma proud when he promised who won’t mess up Lando and the characters in the movie also weren’t lying when they referred to him as charming. Dope performance, one of the two things that really saved the movie for me, and saved this Solo: A Star Wars Story review.

Emilia Clarke was so-so here. Bland chemistry with Ehrenreich, yet she gets a surprise subplot which will really, really connect to other Star Wars properties. I shall not spoil what, but it was good.

Humdrum for other members of the cast including Woody Harrelson and Paul Bettany. I wish they did them justice and Harrelson in particular had a potentially good run as Tobias Beckett and they even give him a really great legend which I want to see in any medium in the future.

Visuals for Solo: A Star Wars Story is pretty solid. It did give us key moments from Han Solo’s life that was once only narrative in books or scenes from comic books. And yes, without spoiling the movie, all the things that we want to see from Han’s backstory is there in the movie.

I’m also adding this little segment for the Kessel Run. The fricking Kessel Run with a really, really gorgeous Millennium Falcon speeding away and being awesome. If there’s anything the Solo movie did for me as a Star Wars fan, it was cement the Falcon’s standing as one of the most iconic ships in film history. Really did me a solid .

Solo: A Star Wars Story Review – Verdict

So far, while I had really low expectations for the movie and it surpassed though. I wouldn’t call it a masterpiece. I’ll tell you this, even with the reshot scenes for Rogue One, Solo hasn’t toppled Rogue One as the best Star Wars Anthology movie to date. They did try and its pretty obvious with the finished product, but its not as shiny and sparkly as we all expected it to be.


Photo credits to Lucasfilm

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