Recently I went to see Solo: A Star Wars Story and it was surprisingly good. I’ll admit I’ve never been the biggest Star Wars fan, and I know I’ll get a lot of flak for saying this, but the newest Star Wars films have been my favorite of the franchise. In fact, Rouge One: A Star Wars Story actually made me think about rewatching the older installments.
So let’s talk Solo.
This was everything I expected from a Han Solo-centric film. As an origin story, this was very true to the character. Solo is still the guy with a witty one-liner and a good heart, but we see him being far more trusting than he is in the original films. I like this, it expands on his character and shows us how he became who we know him to be.
The film isn’t over-complicated and it’s a bit predictable. We know going in that Han Solo can do the Kessel Run in less than 12 parsecs and that he gets the Millennium Falcon, what we don’t know, and what makes this film worth watching and exciting, is the details. WE are even introduced to a new and key character in making Han Solo who he is. Over all it’s a fun, light-hearted film that sheds some light onto a much loved character.
Was it worth seeing in theater? Sure.
Would I see it in theaters again? No.