Solo: A Star Wars Story

Lula Sharp
May 16, 2018

These questions will likely be answered in Lando; the only other question now is just who and how many are interested in finding out the answers. It's just a shame they didn't use the time to add an engaging plot.

With the assist of Google Translate, here's a rough translation of what she said: "There are still many stories to be told about Han and Chewbacca, but Lando will be next". It sounds like the makings of one of those great stories that will undoubtably tug at the heart strings.

"I'm going to have a toy and everything".

The Hollywood Reporter says, "Obviously, the person with the most to prove here is Ehrenreich, who previously managed to steal a few scenes of his own as aw-shucks cowboy actor Hobie Doyle in the Coen brothers' Hail, Caesar!". Harrison Ford was always the flawless person to play Solo: an actor who didn't really want the gig that bad in the first place and thought the whole thing was stupid. Characters don't so much deliver their dialogue as they spit it out, as if the words are hot and they need to get them off their tongues lickity-split.

The action zips along, with the help of some predictably terrific special effects, but as a whole it feels more functional than exhilarating. Calling Solo "a good (but not great) original tale" in its B letter-grade score, EW describes the movie as "pure fan service" that will please Star Wars die-hards. And heck, there are even some dangling threads that- though one could claim they're technically tied up in existing "Star Wars" movies- actually left me wanting more with this cast, in this time period. In this film, the dialogue tells me that he is "alone" but his actions aren't quite as defined. Most of the time he is shown as trying to form and have a team but if that doesn't work out, "Oh, well". There's a noirish shade to the romance between Solo and his onetime girlfriend Qi'ra (Emilia Clarke), who takes up with the ruthless overlord Dryden Vos (an enjoyable Paul Bettany). I don't know what sort of "lieutenant" dresses as she does at that time of the day. "But The Wrap does single out Donald Glover's turn as Lando Calrissian for praise: "... He looks good, can play the part but, if it went on any longer and it would have been on the borderline of becoming a caricature of the original character.

Like a space version of Barry Lyndon, Solo finds himself caught in the midst of endless war.

Donald Glover is Lando Calrissian in “Solo A Star Wars Story.”
Solo: A Star Wars Story

"I'm not naturally aggressive as a human and I found conflict in the workplace incredibly hard because I get emotional".

Calrissian's co-pilot, the droid L3-37 (Phoebe Waller-Bridge), is another delight and a clear audience favorite, while Woody Harrelson brings unexpected depth as Solo's on-again, off-again partner in crime Beckett.

I will see your Kenobi rumors and raise them a Lando one.

It may not seem like it on the surface, but exploring what made Han Solo the charismatic smuggler we meet (and who absolutely shoots first) in Mos Eisley Cantina in A New Hope is a gutsy thing to do. So I think it would be just nice to see like, oh, like I'm a General, and now I'm mad at this hotel, and then now, I'm just like...

Actor Joonas Suotamo, left, and a person dressed as the character Chewbacca pose for photographers upon arrival at the premiere of the film Solo: A Star Wars Story at the 71st worldwide film festival, Cannes, southern France, Tuesday, May 15, 2018.

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