Solo: A Star Wars Story

Movie review

Delving into Han Solo’s past is an interesting ride in a welcome change for the Star wars universe of movies, much like Rogue One was for seeing what happens outside of the Jedi/Sith struggle.

Han Solo’s backstory pays plenty of homage to what has been established prior but certainly builds on this by showing where he comes from, why he is the way he is, and how he made certain friends along the way.

I enjoyed seeing characters as their younger selves and seeing how relationships were created and grew, but being able to see this with the lenses of knowing what happens later.

Outside of Han Solo (Alden Ehrenreich) himself along with Chewbacca (Jonas Suatamo) I particularly enjoyed Donald Glover‘s portrayal of Lando.

There are plenty of recognizable faces and voices cast in Solo. As far as new characters I particularly enjoyed L3-37 (Phoebe Waller-Bridge) with the snarky remarks and constant need to establish recognition for sentience. Android Rights now!

Certainly worth a watch and I hope they continue with backstory of the Star Wars universe and other stories outside of the Jedi/Sith conflict.

Solo: A Star Wars Story
Directed by Ron Howard
Written by Jonathan KasdanLawrence Kasdan

3/5