Solo: A Star Wars Story – a review

Hey, guys! Did you miss me? I’ve just recently got back from a short holiday with my friends and I’m absolutely knackered. It’s been a fun time and although it was quite distressing at times, I can say with certainty that it was an adventure. I say distressing because: 1) we ran out of petrol on the highway and 2) our car got stuck in the sand.

Anyway, enough of that. Back to the movie. So, I finally had the chance to watch it! I love the franchise and I have the original 6 movies in DVDs. Honestly, I didn’t really like Alden Ehrenreich (God, I hope I spelled that right) as Han Solo. He was too smug and foolish but I guess that’s not surprising, knowing the man that Han is. The story felt a little disjointed at times but it was interesting to see where he came from and the life that he had. His struggles in trying to be a pilot, meeting Chewbacca and even how he got the Millennium Falcon. The ship’s system also merged with the slightly off-her-rocker robot, L-3. She was brave and yet frustrating because she rushed into the fray and got herself killed.

I didn’t really sense the chemistry between Qi’ra and Han and I think that’s a good thing because we all know that Han belongs to Princess Leia. Yay! I was a bit disappointed that Qi’ra turned evil but it made sense. There was no way that young, foolhardy Han would leave his lover behind unless she died or was evil. I repeat: the endgame is Han and Leia.

The action scenes were really dark at times (literally) and it’s all messy and blurry at one point. It was hard to catch up with what was going on. Also, I kind of gasped out “Rich Purnell” when I saw young Lando. I couldn’t help it because I’d just re-watched The Martian the day before.

The verdict:
Plot: 6/10
Acting: 7/10
Action: 5/10 (I couldn’t exactly SEE some of it)
Effects: 8/10

 

 

 

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