Updated: Oct 7, 2018
Film: Solo: A Star Wars Story Starring: Alden Erenriech, Woody Harrelson, Emilia Clarke, Donald Glover Paul Bettany, Joonas Suotmo Director: Ron Howard Review: Maria Agonisti and Mark 4D Rating: 3.5X's out of 5X's Another one of the #StarWars solo films is finally here, pun intended. #Solo: A Star Wars Story takes us back in time to learn about the infamous pilot, Han Solo. #AldenEhrenreich portrays the cocky pilot and a much younger #HanSolo in the film.
Running from his past of stealing, hustling, and living in the streets, Solo is determined to become a pilot. When the love of his life, Qi’ra, played by #EmiliaClarke, gets trapped, he decides to flee and come back as a pilot of his own ship to save her. #Chewbacca joins the fun after Solo runs into a group of mercenaries run by Beckett, played by #WoodyHarrelson, who Solo joins forces with. However, by joining Beckett and his team of mercenaries, Han and #Chewie become involved with a dangerous criminal, Dryden Vos, played by #PaulBettany. Beckett and Han must now turn to #LandoCalrissian, played by #DonaldGlover, for his assistance and more importantly, the fastest ship in the galaxy, the #MilleniumFalcon. With this being Han’s only chance of scoring a big loot to buy his own ship, his rookie behavior is the only thing that may get in the way. The film took viewers on a great adventure where they could see the origin story of Han Solo that will leave you smiling and laughing as we see him grow into the man we are familiar with. Ehrenreich and Glover did a nice job of portraying two well-loved characters and making them their own while still staying true to the original films.
Though the film was fun to watch, the ending left viewers with more questions than answers and slightly confused about what was really going on. The ending does contain a special cameo that could be a lead into another Star Wars spin-off, though it wasn’t a very strong scene. Notice I haven't mentioned the villain. That’s because it's hard to say who the villain is. Solo: A Star Wars Story, though there are some flaws, will be a fun movie for any Star Wars fan and those who love the iconic space cowboy, Han Solo.