I'm not much of a Star Wars fan so I sent hubby with the assignment to cover the press screening for Solo: A Star Wars Story. Here is his review in all it's Star Wars geekiness glory!
Solo: A Star Wars Story is the second standalone movie to be released by Disney and Lucasfilm. Following the success of Rogue One, Solo features Alden Ehrenrich in the titular role of young Han Solo. We see the growth of the scoundrel we know and love. The scruffy nerf herder who did the Kessel run in less than 12 parsecs, who helped save the galaxy and won the heart of a princess.
I'm a hardcore fan of Star Wars. But I was worried since the rumors that Ehrenrich needed an acting coach to come across as a dashing young Harrison Ford. The original directors Phil Lord and Chris Miller left due to creative differences. Rumors that extensive reshoots were needed.
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|Emilia Clarke as Qi'ra|
Would I recommend watching Solo? Of course yes, but it's not an imperative. I may be biased because there's no Jedi or use of the force. But really I think its the poor acting and poor use of the other leads. That hurts for me to say as I was a big fan of watching Star Wars movies on opening night for midnight showings. But I just can't say the same for Solo. I think the producers gave into the fanboys that didn't like Episode VIII The Last Jedi which I LOVED. I'm hoping this is more of a sophomore slump, being this is the second stand-alone feature. Here's to hoping rumors hold true and the third stand-alone movie features Ewan McGregor reprising his role as Obi-wan Kenobi. A fanboy can only hope.
Solo: A Star Wars Story hits theaters May 25th.
Disclaimer: I received press passes in exchange for this blog post and social media shares. All opinions are mine.