While many were doubtful about Alden Ehrenreich's performance as young Hn Solo (played by Harrison Ford in the original Star Wars trilogy), the critics' reviews prove that Ehrenreich as young Han Solo and Emilia Clarke as Han's girlfriend Qi'ra were impressive. Played by Donald Glover, the character brings the right amount of swagger and charm to Han Solo's origin story, and it sounds like that might be enough for him to get a Star Wars Story of his own.
This efficient box-ticking is admirable, to a degree. 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. Star Wars movies are usually rated well by critics, but do they still like Solo?
They might wish, though, that it had grander ambitions. The film is being produced by Lucasfilm from a screenplay by Lawrence and Jon Kasdan, and will be distributed by Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures.
It has been a rocky road to get Solo to where it is today, but after the replacement of Phil Lord and Chris Miller as directors, Howard has steered the anthology spinoff to the big screen.
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"Solo: A Star Wars Story is a crackingly enjoyable adventure which frankly deserves full episode status in the great franchise, not just one of these intermittent place-holding iterations". This extended sequence calls to mind the westerns, serials, and World War II movies that all helped inspire George Lucas's original Star Wars. But instead of having an over-arching plot, Solo has a string of tenuously connected, protracted action set pieces, none of which is too coherent, and most of which are obscured by smoke and steam.
But, at the time, Thandie admitted she'd been sworn to secrecy about her role in the new movie. A brief shutdown of the film later, and Ron Howard was hired to retool the movie and complete it. "So, there were a number of scenes where I was like, 'Yes, thank goodness". It gets to the point when you're waiting for a stormtrooper to march in and said, "Sorry, sir, but Milton has just stolen an escape pod, and he's heading for Tattooine with Yeats and Oscar Wilde!" Lando hangs out in a gambling den for a good chunk of the film, a setting that also allows for a showcase of the film's many cool, new alien designs.
As you're probably aware if you have a pulse and have been on the internet or outside your house at any point in the a year ago, Solo: A Star Wars story tells the story of a young Han Solo. Strip away the nostalgia, the familiar Star Wars backdrop and take it for what it's worth, and Solo is a bit of a clunker. Since 1977, we have been watching as Luke, Leia and Han have been fighting evil and saving the day (or at least trying to).
It's easier to care about Han, though. Relative newcomer Alden Ehrenreich- breakout star of the Coen Brothers' riotous 2016 comedy "Hail, Caesar!"- nails the charmingly free-spirit of the now-iconic Han Solo character without ever succumbing to an attempted impression of the role's forebearer Harrison Ford. But he's a likeably goofy hero with an irresistible grin and an air of boyish decency. And wanting more is never a bad thing.