Solo: A Star Wars Story

I went into this movie expecting, after The Last Jedi, to be disappointed. I was, instead, pleasantly surprised.

Alden Ehrenreich did an excellent job portraying Han Solo in every aspect. His speech, facial expressions, and body language were very reminiscent of Harrison Ford from the original Star Wars movies. Donald Glover’s depiction of Lando Calrissian was also expertly done.

Beckett (Woody Harrelson) and Kira (Emilia Clarke) were great supporting characters, and I felt that they were fleshed out well throughout the movie. Their backstories and personalities added wonderfully to the film.

The only character that I felt was unnecessary and awkward was the droid L3-37. I felt that the character was forced into the narrative, and that the “humor” was also forced and, in many cases, quite cringeworthy.

The plot of Solo was fun, interesting, and well-executed. I enjoyed seeing the backstories of Han and Lando. It was especially cool to see the moment that Han first encountered Chewbacca, and to see their relationship unfold on screen. There were a couple twists in the story that I didn’t see coming and I was genuinely pleased with how it all turned out.

One of my favorite moments was witnessing the beginnings of the Rebellion, and seeing where and how and why everything came to be.

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