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Solo: A Star Wars Story

Amy - AV September 28, 2018

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 I need to preface this review by stating that I grew up with the original Star Wars episodes which later came to be known as numbers four, five, and six. I had high expectations and admittedly 35 years of my own imagination on the backstory of the main characters. With that being said, I was disappointed with both the storyline and the acting of this movie. Han Solo (Alden Ehrenreich) goes from escaping a planet where children are made to steal to joining the Imperial Navy. He ends up imprisoned and being thrown to the beast, Chewbacca (Joonas Suotamo). With the help of Chewie, Han breaks out and joins a band of criminals lead by Beckett (Woody Harrelson). The movie was alright at best with plenty of action and double-crossing like you would expect anytime Han Solo (Alden Ehrenreich) and Lando Calrissian (Donald Glover) are involved. Han’s character lacked something that even now, days after I watched the movie, I can’t put into words. Lando’s character was spot on, being overconfident and making sure he always came out on top. Han’s love interest, Qi’ra (Emilia Clarke) is not at all what she seems and you start to get a feel for the theme of the movie which is the battle between looking out for yourself versus doing what is best for the good of the whole. I will say the viewer can definitely see where the good and evil exist by the end of the movie.

Overall rating: C

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