Solo: A Star Wars Story Movie Review

Hey guys!  I was finally able to watch Solo: A Story Wars Story the other day, and I have to say; it wasn’t what I expected.  I’ll be discussing it below, so beware if you have not seen it…Minor Spoilers follow!…

Okay, still with me?  Let’s go!  So obviously this movie is about Han Solo in his younger years.  He’s living on the streets of Corellia doing his best to survive with his…girlfriend I guess?  Anyway, her name is Qi’ra.  One day, Han steels some pretty valuable goods and decides to buy a ship and leave Corellia with Qi’ra.  Long story short, Han is able to leave, Qi’ra gets grabbed and they get separated, Han vows to come back for her.  After getting kicked out of the Imperial Flight School, Han teams up with a ragtag group comprised of Tobias Beckett, Val Isa, and Rio Durant.  Also, he meets Chewbacca after being thrown into a pit, expcted to be eaten by a “monster”.  The monster turns out to be Chewbacca.  Stuff happens, train fight (I LOVE train fights!), and a villain name Enfys Nest is introduced.  More stuff happens, Han meets Dryden Vos and gets to meet back up with Qi’ra, who is now working for Vos.  They meet Lando and his droid, L3 -37.  Then there’s the Kessel Run!  This scene was actually one of my favorites.  They even used old The Empire Strikes Back music!  After the Kessel Run, more things happen, lot’s more people die, turns out Enfys is like, a child.  In the end, people get betrayed, Qi’ra kills Vos, more stuff that I didn’t expect.  Then, the BIG character cameo.  Darth Maul!!!!  YES!  If you have been keeping up with this blog, then you know that I LOVE Darth Maul!  I was so excited to see him, and I’ll talk more on him in a minute.  Anyways, in the end, Han plays Sabacc with Lando and wins the Millennium Falcon and he goes on to become a smuggler for a certain gangster on Tatooine.  The rest is history.

Now, as a Star Wars fan, this movie was actually pretty good.  I know it got a lot of hate, but I kind of liked it.  The music was really good and the acting was better than I thought it would be.  BUT!  As a writing, there were a lot of things that felt forced in and completely unnecessary.  This movie literally killed off, like, five major characters.  Character deaths can be very effective, believe me.  But there is such thing as too much.  However, I’m probably just bitter because every character that died was my favorite.  Next up is Darth Maul.  Yes, I know, I just vented about how exciting it was that he was in the movie.  But I have to admit that this scene seemed like a plot hole and kind of forced in there.  Politics were also pretty heavy.  Can’t we get away from the politics of the world for two hours?  Isn’t that what entertainment is for?

One thing about this movie is that it did not feel like a Star Wars movie to me.  That’s okay.  I feel like sometimes they need to be different.  All in all, I’d give it a seven out of ten.  Not the lowest I’ve ever thought of a Star Wars movie *cough* Attack of the Clones *cough*, but still pretty low for me.  I would recommend this movie only so that I wouldn’t accidentally spoil someone (because that is a risk).  In an umpoming post, I’m going to list my favorite Star Wars movies from best to worst, and you’ll be able to see just where this movie fits in on that list.

Did you see Solo: A Star Wars Story?  What did you think about it?  Let me know in the comments below!

 

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