Photo Credit: [Solo: A Star Wars Story] Lucasfilm
Hate: Some cringe-worthy dialogue
A Star Wars movie with some terrible dialogue? No surprise there. What’s disappointing about it is that in some moments it takes you out of the film.
Some of the dialogue feels forced or out of place. Which is really a shame because it’s one the film’s few flaws, but it’s too hard to overlook.
Hate: Qi’ra is under-utilized
Emilia Clarke’s Qi’ra is one of the many pleasant surprises in the film. A surprise twist near the end of the film only cements her status as one of the film’s better characters. And yet she still feels so completely underutilized.
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We get flashes of how badass Qi’ra is but never get the full realization. I can see the motivation behind it, Han needs to believe he’s saving his damsel in distress, but I feel a better take on it would have been Han seeing Qi’ra for what she’d become.
All in all, Solo is a fun and action-filled romp through that Galaxy Far, Far Away. The cast performed admirably considering the production problems and change of directors more than midway through filming.
Though the film has its flaws, and we might not have wanted it to begin with, it still earns its place in the pantheon of Star Wars films.
And like every other installment of the franchise, Solo: A Star Wars Story must be seen on the big screen to be truly appreciated.
Solo: A Star Wars Story is currently playing in theaters, worldwide.