Solo: A Star Wars Story Review

Before we get started this will be a spoiler free reaction/review of Solo so if you have not seen it yet do not worry.

The first thing that comes to mind when looking back at Solo is that is this first and foremost a movie made for Star Wars fans. This movie is full of fan service. I don’t say that has a bad thing either. This movie looks to award the fans that have devoted their time to reading comics, watching cartoons, and following every bit of news that comes out about the Star Wars universe.


As much as The Last Jedi looked to challenge what we thought we knew about how the Star Wars universe worked Solo: A Star Wars Story looks to be a large embrace of all the fun parts that made all of Star Wars fans in the first place. The movie is a non-stop ride of action that rarely gives you a chance to catch your breath.

On the topic of performances in Solo the most outstanding person to me is Joonas Suotamo playing Chewbacca. I know it seems crazy to give the nod to a guy in a suit but Joonas made me feel like I was watching the same Chewbacca we have all grow up with. He also was given the ability to shine in a large role then Chewie has ever been given before which allowed a much more emotional performance.

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As far as Alden Ehrenreich and Donald Glover they both did a great job filling the huge shoes of both Harrison Ford and Billy Dee Williams. They both do a great job of not trying to mimic the performances given by both Ford and Williams but instead look to give their own take on the role itself.

When talking about things I was underwhelmed by the thing that sticks out the most is the Kessel Run. While the scene was fine it did not live up to all the lore that had surrounded the event throughout the years. The scene to me was the slowest part of the movie. It worked on some levels but was one of the weaker overall scenes.

What were your thoughts about Solo? Where does it rank on your list of Disney Star Wars movies? Let me know below!


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