'Solo: A Star Wars Story' Answers Questions You Might Not Have Asked



Actress Thandie Newton and Stormtroopers attend a "Solo: A Star Wars Story" party at the Carlton Beach following the film's out of competition screening during the 71st International Cannes Film Festival at Carlton Beach on May 15, 2018 in Cannes, France. It could never be as iconic as, say, Princess Leia's snow-angel robe, but it's a lot hipper, and it's one of the things that saves this Star Wars story from total squaresville. To be honest, Solo feels like fan fiction. Even though the movie is not bereft of issues, mainly a long, unassuming first act, some characters not fully utilised, there are many positives to be taken going by the reviews. The final result is a fairly entertaining film that is nonetheless completely middle-of-the-road. He is in love with beautiful Qi'ra (Emilia Clarke) and they plan to bribe officials with a stolen phial of ultra-valuable fuel crystal Coaxium to get smuggled out. Anyway, Qi'ra is dispatched with the gang to keep an eye on them. Ehrenreich is a gifted actor and possesses a rakishly appealing persona, but the character's inner darkness is only hinted at, as the story line of "Solo" progresses, and the betrayals and heartbreaks he endures come into focus. To placate Vos, they must get it from somewhere else. The plot is actually extremely convoluted - filled with time jumps, endless double crossings, and unexpected deaths of just-introduced characters - all made to show just how complicated the life of a bandit can be.

Stars Wars: The Last Jedi - 91%. The decision to explore Lando's story is the right one, and not a surprising one. Worse yet, the first two-thirds of the picture look dim and murky, as if it had been shot through a scrim of dust motes. With Solo arriving this month, and Star Wars: Episode IX hitting theaters in 2019, the next available spot for the franchise is in 2020. Of all the interplanetary cocktail events in all the galaxy she had to walk into this one. A strong director with seemingly no outstanding personal traits, he is perfectly suited for safe studio movies, as he rarely brings anything new to the table. Some fans may blame Mr. Howard for this, and fantasize about what might have been if Christopher Miller and Phil Lord, the "Lego Movie" auteurs originally hired to direct, had been allowed to see the project through. This is best represented by L3 (Phoebe Waller-Bridge), Lando's impassioned droid who has ideas far above that of a normal robot. She believes that Lando has feelings for her, men and robots can definitely have sex, and even convinces other robots to rise up against their masters.

Some Star Wars aficionados were annoyed by how much The Last Jedi subverted their expectations. Ultimately, she isn't given enough to do. Besides, who wants to see anyone but old wonky-lips himself, Harrison Ford, at the controls of the Millennium Falcon as Solo? Glover's Calrissian sounds like the actor who originally played him, Billy Dee Williams, and has a flawless style.

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For the most part, "Solo" is a conglomeration of set pieces we've seen before - from familiar chase scenes and a battle sequence reminiscent of World War I trench warfare to a train heist followed by a decadent cocktail party thrown at an art-deco-inspired space yacht - with some tasty callbacks to Star Wars legend and lore thrown in to delight lifelong aficionados. Every section will feature the best highlight and lowlight from the film.

In between these shoot-em-ups, Han makes a dash from his grey, industrialised home planet, enlists in and then deserts from the Empire's army, joins a band of robbers, and makes an impressive number of new friends; considering that the film is entitled Solo, it's remarkable how little time its protagonist spends alone.

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