Movie Review: Solo, directed by Ron Howard (Four Stars)


Movie Review: Solo: A Star Wars Movie, directed by Ron Howard

(Four Stars)

“I’ve got a good feeling about this.”

A worthy expansion of the Star Wars movie library. Not bad by itself. All the more amazing as director Ron Howard took the reins eleven months ago, and is reputed to have reshot significantly portions. As a story it works. Oh, yeah, it’s an action-oriented space opera, what do you expect? The Empire looms in the background, the Force is never alluded to (thought there is …), but there’s no doubt it is a Star Wars story.

“I heard a story about you. I was wondering if it’s true.” “Everything you’ve heard about me is true.”

Like Rogue One, Solo plows a new furrow. It connects to the main SW sequence in significant ways, but it’s its own story. Satisfying ending with plenty of hooks to potential follow on movies.

“Let me give you some advice. Assume everyone will betray you. And you will never be disappointed.”

2 thoughts on “Movie Review: Solo, directed by Ron Howard (Four Stars)

  1. Glad you gave it good marks. I’d read a review early this morning that put me off seeing it. Terry and I plan to see this Tuesday evening. Too busy this weekend otherwise.

    • I genuinely enjoyed it. Depth of characters and relationships despite the comic book plot and pace. I’m amazed that Howard pulled it together so well.
      That said, the first showing wasn’t crowded and were mostly–ahem–mature people.

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