Ron Howard, Solo: A Star Wars Story overcame odds delivering a classic


With the odds stacked against him, Ron Howard delivered the goods with Solo: A Star Wars Story (Non

As the closing credits began to roll for Solo: A Star Wars Story, I sat there thinking, not too shabby Mr. Howard. For what little time he had with the film, Ron Howard did a fantastic job — coming in to clean up the mess that Lord and Miller left when they were “fired” as directors for Solo: A Star Wars Story.

Having less than a year to right the Falcon, Ron Howard turned what could have been a disaster, into (mostly) a safe landing with Solo: A Star Wars Story.

Now overall, for me, the film wasn’t on par with the episodic films, but it’s not intended to do so.

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Solo A Star Wars Story is just a snippet of the life of Han Solo. It achieved its purpose which was to show us how Han met Chewbacca, got the DL-44 blaster, and win the Falcon from Lando, fair and square of course.

Seeing Alden Ehrenreich in the role of Han Solo was refreshing. He did a great job of making the role his own and not trying to mirror Harrison Ford’s mannerisms — which would have been a disaster.

He landed the cocky confidence and smooth skills with the ladies. Even the relationship with Lando is skillfully maneuvered.

All in all, I enjoyed the film immensely, it is far from my favorite Star Wars film, but it still plays an essential role in explaining how Han became Han Solo.

I hope that in the future we will get to see more of Alden as Han and delve into the adventures of Han and Chewy as they make their way to Tatooine and run into Obi-Wan and Luke.

I think one of the biggest adventures could be finding Chewbaccas tribe/family and saving them from the Empire.

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Solo: A Star Wars Story is currently playing in theaters, worldwide.

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