Lando Might Be The Next Star Wars Spin-Off Movie
- Author: Salvatore Jensen May 16, 2018,
May 16, 2018, 22:12
"Do as I say, and when I say, and this time tomorrow you'll be able to buy your own ship", Beckett says to Han.
Vanity Fair It gets off to a slow, muddy, grimly predictable start-but Solo is ultimately, thankfully, one of the good ones.
Lucasfilm president Kathleen Kennedy might have confirmed the subject of the next Star Wars spin-off movie at the Cannes Film Festival this week. Let us know down in the comments. Even though the movie is not bereft of issues, mainly a long, unassuming first act, some characters not fully utilised, there are many positives to be taken going by the reviews.
Now: How's Han? Alden Ehrenreich resembles a young, somewhat graver Robert Wagner, though he's a better actor than the young Robert Wagner was. In teasing a potential villain path for Han's love interest in the movie, Qi'ra (Emilia Clarke), they bring back a character from the "Star Wars" saga that is a fan favorite, but is a freakish choice to be included in this story. That fun is the result of the actors and the characters they play. Solo's set-up follows that formula, but without the universe-altering mythology of the ancient battle between Jedi and Sith.
Star Wars: A New Hope - 93%.
Thus we witness a meet-cute between Solo and one of his most beloved sidekicks, with whom he is imprisoned in the muck and mire of an underground cell on the "mud planet" Mimban. But "Solo", sadly, should be frozen forever in carbonite.
"Star Wars is in cinema's bloodstream now, and this latest injection keeps its cell count nicely topped up", adds critic Robbie Collin. In my mind, Rogue One has the upper hand.
Somehow, Solo is able to pack in several surprises. Here we thought that this might not happen.
As the crew starts to assemble, everything gets much more interesting. Solo lays down the foundation of what brings Han and his Wookie first mate together, with some true tug-at-your-heartstrings moments due to Ehrenreich and Suotamo's seamless chemistry. There's probably a whole trilogy's worth of adventures of Woody Harrelson's Tobias Beckett, a gun-twirling outlaw with unfathomable debts to repay to particularly unsafe people. He is in love with attractive Qi'ra (Emilia Clarke) and they plan to bribe officials with a stolen phial of ultra-valuable fuel crystal Coaxium to get smuggled out.
There are thrilling action sequences, cinematographer Bradford Young ("Arrival") gives the movie a lovely look, there are fantastic performances by Ehrenreich and Joonas Suotamo as Chewbacca, and Donald Glover completely knocks it out of the park as Lando Calrissian.
Jim Vejvoda, IGM: "Solo - both the movie and this new iteration of Harrison Ford's classic character, now played by Alden Ehrenreich - skates by on charm, breezy irreverence, and a just-right degree of Star Wars fan service".
According to the review aggregator site, Solo: A Star Wars Story has earned a respectable 73 percent rating from the critics.
For all the ways Solo could have gone wrong, it wisely aimed for a solid double rather than a grand slam on the first pitch.
"We can say 'Hey guys, on a really basic level you haven't filled your quota so hi, I'm here to fill your quota!'".
The other minor detriment to my overall enjoyment of "Solo" is that the villain- or the character that turns out to be the villain, I won't ruin the specifics of that here- ended up feeling a little undercooked to me.