Solo : A Star Wars Story

Solo : A Star Wars Story, 2018 film starring Alden Ehrenreich, Woody Harrelson and Emilia Clarke.  The history of Solo in the Star Wars universe.

Hyperfuel is in demand now and Han, after escaping Corellia finds himself helping a band of criminals so he can earn enough to buy himself his own ship.  He meets his future co-pilot Chewbacca and brings him aboard.  Later he meets Lando Calrissian and the trio help the criminals rob a mine of the super rich fuel.

I am a Star Wars fan and have been since I went to the theaters to see Episode IV when it first came out in 1977.  I had been really looking forward to this one.  The story was ok, one would guess that Han came from this kind of background.  I did like how he met Chewy, that was kind of funny.  It did not meet my high expectations though, especially after Rouge One which I thought tied in nicely with episode IV.  We got to see how Han met Lando, Chewy, how he got the Falcon and even how he got his name!  It is a pity that Disney does it now, it should have stayed in the hands of Lucas and his vision, Disney is more money hungry than a quality film maker.  (Ya, Ya… spoken like a true fan I know!)

The sets and CGI were excellent but film companies are so good at that now!  The acting was all good but I was still not blown away by the film but yes, I am a true fan so I will obviously see it again.  Hell, there are enough of them know that I can devote a whole weekend to binge watching them, in chronological order of course!  That’s my take, sorry, I can only go three for this.