Sci-Fi Solo: A Star Wars Story (2018)

Korinaz

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Oh well, The last Jedi is not out yet and I am giving you FACTS on the next one (2018), Star Wars: HAN SOLO
I hope you like it! :D .. enjoy,

 

sci-fi-dude

1963, 1899 called they want every thing back....
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But I will check out the film when its on HBO, which will be soon. :cool:
 

Kevin

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IDK about this one, not a big Star Wars fan always preferred Trek. And always saw Harrison Ford as Han Solo, even though I know this is a prequel & he could never do it. Still...
Yeah, when I think of "Han Solo" it is Harrison Ford that comes to mind but I like that under Disney they are trying to keep the Star Wars verse alive & well by doing expanded stories like this instead of a reboot every few years.

I'm not sure if I'll see this one in the theaters or not but I'll definitely end up watching it.
 

tizl

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Saw Solo last week and I liked it. Just liked it, didn't love it.

Disney has ruined Star Wars. While the visuals are incredible and the stars do their best, the writing is beyond horrible, and there is too much political ideology. Too many plot holes, conveniences, poor character development, etc. I LOVED Star Wars growing up, and I even have a soft spot in my heart for the prequels, even though they were also terrible.

These new ones, however, I simply hate. I will not even watch the third one.

Rogue one wasn't as bad, but still bad enough for me that I likely won't watch it again.

Minor spoilers ahead...

I think one of the reasons that Solo is bombing at the box office, is because many older fans have already jumped off the train, especially those sick of the ideology. Solo, IMO, doesn't have as much of that (other than the equal rights fembot, though I see that as much a mockery of current third wave feminists than an endorsement), but too many have already checked out.

The writing issues also exist with Solo. Again, major conveniences, plot holes, unlikable characters. My biggest issue however, is that it's supposed to be an "origin story", but there is no explanation of how/why Solo is such a good pilot (he just is), how he's such a good shot with a blaster (he just is), and I actually hate the way he got his name (I won't spoil it in case you haven't seen it). The actor is nowhere NEAR as charismatic as Ford, but who is? I can't hold that against him.

In summary, it's my favorite of the new SW movies, and probably the only one I will bother to watch again. The visuals make it worth seeing in the theater IMO, unless you have a 75-inch 4k with a Bose sound system at home.
 

screenersam

This is news, Vincenzo, NEWS!
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thanks to all for reviews.
this seems to be the general consensus.
shame, he is one of the great characters in recent movie history
 

Kevin

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I'm not sure if I'll see this one in the theaters or not but I'll definitely end up watching it.
I think I'll be in the minority when I say I don't think this was a bad film. Unnecessary, maybe, but not a bad addition to the SW movie verse. It's a shame that the response to it means that we'll likely never see any of the actors/actresses in another SW film portraying the same characters.
 

Tom

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I liked it but then I'm not a passionate Star Wars junky that criticizes anything that isn't the original three.
 

Kevin

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I liked it but then I'm not a passionate Star Wars junky that criticizes anything that isn't the original three.
You know, I admit, there are times when I can 'geek out' about a franchise but I'd much rather have an 'okay' movie (or book or music or art or...) versus none at all. I just don't get the "fans" who would rather apparently see something torn apart & destroyed then just being able to say what they didn't like about a particular work.
 

tizl

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You know, I admit, there are times when I can 'geek out' about a franchise but I'd much rather have an 'okay' movie (or book or music or art or...) versus none at all. I just don't get the "fans" who would rather apparently see something torn apart & destroyed then just being able to say what they didn't like about a particular work.
I'd be fine, if a little disappointed, with just an "okay" new Star Wars trilogy. The prequel trilogy was objectively bad, but I don't hate it.

But what they've done now, and especially with the most recent film, is akin to someone taking your best friend and turning him against you. I would MUCH rather that these films didn't exist, and I can give you all the reasons for it, if you want, but it would be a REALLY long post, lol.
 
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