Finally, a solo Star Wars movie about Solo. It’ s a heist movie, a Star Wars movie, a prequel, pauper, a poet…well, maybe not the last 2, but it’s good. How good is it? Let’s run through the list.
1. It doesn’t give me chills when he see’s the Millennium Falcon for the first time.
I still get chills when Kirk first sees the Enterprise, EVERY time I watch the 2009 reboot of Star Trek. I did not get that when Han first sees his “home,” as he endearingly calls it in The Last Jedi. Perhaps, it was the score, the angle of the camera, or just how it looked in the hangar. Although, I Am a Big Cry Baby, and I Love Movies, so there is certainly some sentimental attachment for me to Abrams’s Star Trek.
3 min. 20 sec. in: Star Trek 1 leaving Earth for Entrprs to “punch it”
For some (self-included), the lack of panache for our icons in Solo would be a reason to take a star off their rating, which brings us down to 9 stars.
2. Fembot SJW.
There is a droid whose personality some will find endearing, while others might find it to be just more SJW politics they didn’t ask for or want. Some call her the first “woke” robot in the galaxy, others might call her a feminazibot, and take another star off, which could put us at 8 out of 10, so far.
This may be an extension of number 2 (heh, number 2). However, if loving your appliances is wrong, then I don’t want to be right.
The actor addresses this with spoilers HERE.
I found relationship very emotional and endearing, as well as believable for the character, but there might be people that would see the romance between a man and his droid to be a bit forced, which could bring us down to 7 stars.
4. Seemingly forced cameo/reveal.
There is a certain character that shows up, whom I will not name (so that this remains spoiler light) that catches some screen time in a possible jaw-dropping moment. It raises eyebrows AND questions. How will this tie in with the EU? How is he still alive? Where’d Lt. Dan get his magic legs? Oops, I’ve said too much.
However, to some, this may have come off as cheesy, with a hint of pointless gesture, as is mentioned by Dashran Yohon’s Movie Dash review of Solo. Be careful, his review does have spoilers. Either way, it’s possible to include this as a reason to bring it down to only a 6-star rating.
5. Fanservice solely for the sake of fan service.
For some, the emperor’s march, 12 parsecs, Da- (oops, almost revealed number 4), etc. could seem like they were just inserted for fan service and not really utilized to further the narrative like it could have been.
Of course, some of this could be used to further the narrative in a Solo part 2, he says hopefully.
Either way, this could be what causes this to get a 5 out of 10 rating by the most critical of critics. I give it a 9 out of 10, myself, but either way, I don’t think people will say this is a terrible film. Aaand, I spoke too soon: ‘Solo: A Star Wars Story’ is a great show but a terrible film
Although, some loved it, like Josh Bugeja, from CBM Reviews. Check out his review on Youtube.
Maybe, you have some different perspectives. Please, let us know in the comments below.