Solo: A Star Wars Story

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Film review by Steve Duffy –

Board the Millennium Falcon and journey to a galaxy far, far away in Solo: A Star Wars Story, an all-new adventure with the most beloved scoundrel in the galaxy. Through a series of daring escapades deep within a dark and dangerous criminal underworld, Han Solo meets his mighty future copilot Chewbacca and encounters the notorious gambler Lando Calrissian, in a journey that will set the course of one of the Star Wars saga’s most unlikely heroes.

As a Star Wars fan, Alden Ehrenreich is not the Han I was hoping for. For me the best parts of the movie are seeing what Han’s life was like before he became a rogue-for-hire. Missing from Ehrenreich’s character is the brand of swagger that Harrison Ford delivered in the ’77-’83 Star Wars movies.

Although the relationship between Lando and Han feels forced, Glover’s performance of Calrissian is both smooth and refreshing.  L3-37 (Phoebe Waller-Bridge), Lando’s droid was the best breakout character of the film.

The banter between Chewie (Joonas Suotamo) and Sol is there and really shows their budding friendship. Woody Harrelson is definitely having a good old time with his roles as criminal Tobias Beckett.

Solo is definitely an adventure film that is full of action, humor, and fun. It does have a lot of interesting characters and an engaging story

Fans of the Star Wars franchise are either going to love it or hate, but I will leave that decision up to you after you see. It.

 

RATING: PG-13 for sequences of sci-fi action/violence

RUNTIME:  143 mins


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