The lucky few who saw Solo: A Star Wars Story last night at the Red Carpet Premiere in Hollywood are giving the film high praise.
Solo: A Star Wars Story is movie many people thought to be unnatural, an unneeded story within a galaxy far, far away. They say we received a Han Solo origins story in A New Hope, The Empire Strikes Back, and Return of the Jedi.
By that point in the Star Wars canon storyline, Han Solo is established as a card player, gambler scoundrel. You’d like him.
Based on initial impressions and reactions from those who saw the first viewings of Star Wars Story, a Han Solo origins movie was indeed needed and delivered the goods. Don’t ask me, I haven’t seen it yet, but those who have left their impressions on Twitter.
Strap yourselves in!
Our friend Dan Zehr from Coffee With Kenobi and StarWars.com is a reliable and a truthful Star Wars personality. His thoughts on the Han Solo movie are ones you can take straight to the bank. We could end this conversation with his Tweet and be done with it.
But, we are just getting started, so punch it!
What I want from Solo: A Star Wars Story is to smile and have a wild ride of a good time. The fact an emotional depth is present in the story is an added-bonus. A surprise, but a welcome one, indeed!
I’m already thanking the Maker, George Lucas, and those he now entrusts the Star Wars franchise to, but it seems I’ll be singing his praises once I see the movie, even more!
Steven Weintraub makes a good point. Releasing a movie two weeks early is risky if it’s not good — so the confidence Lucasfilm/Disney had in Ron Howard, and final project must have been through the roof.
My most significant concern when hearing the news of Solo: A Star Wars Story and it’s addition was the casting of Han Solo. Lucasfilm/Disney must get that right, or the film will flop. Alden Ehrenreich does not need to be a carbon copy of Harrison Ford but embraces the feel of a scoundrel on the surface, but a man with a heart of gold.
That’s what the film seems to provide, and I cannot wait to see it in 13 days!
Solo: A Star Wars Story drops in theatres May 25, 2018, worldwide — punch it, Chewie!