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Solo: A Star Wars Story is fun and entertaining with good acting, but it seems a little off than a regular Star Wars kind of ordeal!!!
Rating: 4 Stars
What I Like:
-After hearing all this controversy about Alden Ehrenreich, I thought he pulled it off as the character of Han Solo, even though he didn’t really look like him, I also enjoyed Donald Glover as Lando Calrissian and Woody Harrelson as Tobias Beckett. Chewbacca was awesome as well, and seeing he and Solo paired up was awesome to see
-Director Ron Howard did a nice job with the special effects and still makes this the action of Star Wars we come to love, even though there wasn’t any light sabers
The So So:
-It does give a decent origin story for the character of Han Solo, but there is something that bothers me where it just didn’t feel like I got my Star Wars fix, still a fun movie, but not really Star Warsy enough, but it is better than the prequels
What I Didn’t Like:
-The twists I saw coming which is kind of unfortunate
-The story’s ending really sets up for sequels, but because of that it left me with more questions bout Han Solo
SPOILER THREAD (Don’t read if you haven’t seen it):
-The fact that Qi’ra, played by Emilia Clarke, is working for Darth Maul does get me excited, he was one of the few things I enjoyed in Star Wars: The Phantom Menace, and looking forward to seeing him back in the fold in movies
It is an enjoyable and entertaining prequel movie about Han Solo who is one of my favorite characters in the original Star Wars trilogy. Ehrenreich really does capture his persona pretty well, and the other characters were pretty good. I just felt this is one of the weaker, but good Star Wars movies where it didn’t bring nothing new to the table, but it was fun to watch. Looking forward to seeing the future films with a young Han Solo!!!
Rating: 4 Stars
(Sidenote: 12 Strong- A war movie with a somewhat B-cast and a director we never heard of because he use to be a photo journalist, Nicolai Fuglsig. I thought the war scenes were pretty good, and the acting was pretty good as well. My real big gripe is that it brought nothing new to the table in regards to a war movie on the first battle of the War in Afghanistan. Yes you had US soldiers on horseback, but that’s about it. Same old story, and really nothing really edge of your seat thrilling. Nothing more nothing less!!!
Rating: 3 Stars)