Solo: A Star Wars Story (2018)

20190404:
This movie had problems.

It was a movie designed for fans, and yet it didn't focus enough on the titular Han Solo.

With respect to the final story, the simplest modification would have been to downplay the importance of Qi'ra. One scene, in particular, stuck out like a sore thumb (Qi'ra and Darth Maul). Perhaps the writers should have emulated the Marvel Cinematic Universe and reserved this scene as a post-credits scene.

In different words, the movie tried too hard to set itself up for a sequel. Instead, it should have organically ended in it's own right and allow the possibility of sequels to exist organically.

Perhaps one of the reasons I didn't enjoy this prequel was the amount of time that takes place between Solo and Star Wars. In contrast, that's the reason I enjoyed Rogue One: it directly ties in to Star Wars.

Overall, I had heard the movie was bad and it just about met those expectations. With that being said, it was not bad towards the end. In particular, the actor playing Han Solo grew on me.

Netflix determined the movie for me as a 97% match. I decided to give the movie neither a thumbs up nor a thumbs down.

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Instant Comments:
Crystal questions the font
she doesn't like the actress
I don't like this Han (it's weird) [in contrast, all of the actors in Star Trek felt right]
Han's dice.
oh no she has his dice
lol, he got his last name because he's alone.
Han speaks Shyriiwook [which begs the question... why? Where / How did Han Solo learn to speak / understand Shyriiwook?]
"We couldn't have maybe done this one at a time."
Lando Calrissian
awww he cheated (and Han was counting and knew it wasn't right).
haha Chewie and chess
she hands him back his dice.
subtle Star Wars theme plays as Han gets into cockpit
190 years old
Star Wars theme increases in volume once Chewie gets into the seat
hahaha Han and his lies
Tatooine (I know the planet but I don't know the reference, if any) [Jabba the Hutt is located on Tatooine]
back and forth and on who is evil: I thought the girl and Crystal thinks Beckett
Crystal keeps thinking Qi'ra will die from a still alive Dreysden; I kind of thought the same
Maul
hehe Han shot first
"Don't hold your breathe kid."
haha "Fair and square."
When have I ever steered you wrong?"

Watched 20190404 (Netflix, Instant)
Solo: A Star Wars Story (2018) Ron Howard. 135 min

Relevant Links:
Solo: A Star Wars Story (IMDb.com)
Solo: A Star Wars Story (RottenTomatoes.com)
Solo: A Star Wars Story (Wikipedia.org)

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