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What are the critics saying about Solo

17 May 2018, 12:43 | Ruben Stone

Image via Lucasfilm

Image via Lucasfilm

It's the overriding issue with "Solo: A Star Wars Story", which had baggage from the get-go.

Rogue One: A Star Wars Story (2016) - Fan Score: 87 percent.

Co-written by Star Wars royalty Lawrence Kasdan and his son Jonathan Kasdan, "Solo: A Star Wars Story" introduces Han on his home planet of Corellia, where he serves under a local mob boss and dreams of fleeing, becoming a pilot and owning a ship.

Howard is a fine film-maker, whose directorial career has been strong enough to stop us thinking of him primarily as wholesome Richie Cunningham from the TV sitcom Happy Days, but in truth this movie could do with a Fonz, someone to bestride and own it.

Critics who liked the movie said Howard had succeeded in making a fun film that should satisfy the franchise's fervent fans.

Star Wars: The Last Jedi has a healthy 91 percent rating on Rotten Tomatoes, although it got divisive opinions by average movie goers. But first, buckle up, make the jump to lightspeed and enjoy the fun adventure that is Solo: A Star Wars Story, out May 25. There are other key elements that probably are best left to the experience. It's valid for some fans to wish Disney would devote resources to telling fresher tales that don't rely so heavily on nostalgia and existing plots and characters. (Photo by AP) Emilia Clarke poses for photographers upon arrival at the premiere of Solo: A Star Wars Story.

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While the dress is, according to Red Carpet Fashion Awards, a Vivienne Westwood Couture gown (for all you red carpet fashion nerds), what takes the dress to the next level would be the print overlays of other black characters from the Star Wars universe taken from Newton's personal action figure collection.

"What hurts Solo is the fact that it's ultimately not about anything".

I still remember watching the very first Star Wars movie on VHS as a kid. These stories are products.

Meanwhile, Thandie recently revealed she feels thrilled to have become the "first woman of colour to have a prominent role in the "Star Wars" legacy". It's a story about how he became the guy Luke Skywalker and Obi-Wan Kenobi met in Mos Eisley Cantina, but that doesn't mean staging an interlocking series of events that lead up to that moment, as the prequels did.

Do you want to see a Lando movie? But soon enough, drabness and boring plot mechanics set in, as the film's - what else? - ragtag team of rule-breakers rushes to hit yet another preordained mark. Four movies in less than three years is a lot of celestial battles. This extended sequence calls to mind the westerns, serials, and World War II movies that all helped inspire George Lucas's original Star Wars. Bradford Young is one of the rising DPs in the industry, but you'd never know it from looking at this. From there, Han will meet the characters you're plopping down your hard-earned 20 bucks for and finds himself in deeper danger than he ever could have bargained for, thanks to a pretty delicious villain played by Paul Bettany. It's Howard's more workmanlike, less antic sensibility that infuses "Solo" and, in many cases, drags it down, with the few remaining traces of quippy, flippant humor either falling flat or sounding hopelessly derivative.



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