Solo: A Star Wars Story

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"Never tell him the odds."
  • PG-13
  • 2018
  • 2 hr 15 min
  • 6.9  (375,458)
  • 62

In 2018, the much-awaited Star Wars spinoff Solo: A Star Wars Story was released. Directed by Ron Howard, the movie stars Alden Ehrenreich as Han Solo, Woody Harrelson as Beckett, and Emilia Clarke as Qi'ra. Set in the Star Wars universe, the story follows a young Han Solo as he navigates through the criminal underworld while trying to become the best pilot in the galaxy. The movie kicks off with Han living a life of survival on the streets and working as a low-level criminal. After a series of events unfold, Han meets Beckett and his crew, who offer him a chance to become a part of their bigger, more daring plan to steal valuable fuel.

As the crew embarks on the heist, they encounter unexpected twists and turns that put their plans in jeopardy. Along the way, Han crosses paths with Lando Calrissian, played by Donald Glover, and his sidekick droid, L3-37. Together, they enter a high-stakes gambling game to acquire a ship that they need to execute their plans. Throughout the movie, Han struggles to come to terms with his past and the relationships he has forged, particularly with Qi'ra, who has her own big secrets.

Alden Ehrenreich delivers an impressive performance as the titular character, bringing a youthful energy and charm to the role that feels both refreshing and familiar to Star Wars fans. He captures Han's wit, humor, and grit, as well as his determination to succeed and protect those he cares for. Woody Harrelson provides support as the experienced criminal Beckett, whose mentorship and alliances complicate Han's journey. Emilia Clarke shines as Qi'ra, a complex and mysterious figure from Han's past who has her own agenda but also harbors genuine feelings for him.

The movie's visuals and action sequences are nothing less than spectacular, featuring a range of exotic planets, creatures, and vehicles that look and feel like they belong in the Star Wars universe. The pacing can feel a bit uneven at times, with some scenes dragging on while others feel rushed, but overall, the movie maintains a consistent level of excitement and adventure that keeps viewers engaged.

One particularly noteworthy aspect of the movie is its exploration of themes that go beyond the typical good vs. evil conflict of most Star Wars stories. Solo delves into concepts like loyalty, trust, and the morality of criminal behavior, presenting a more nuanced and morally ambiguous world that is still grounded in the larger Star Wars mythology.

In addition, Solo offers several nods and references to previous Star Wars movies, including cameos from familiar characters and connections to past events, which will certainly delight fans of the franchise. However, the movie also stands on its own as a self-contained story that does not require extensive knowledge of the Star Wars universe to enjoy.

Overall, Solo: A Star Wars Story is a thrilling and engaging addition to the franchise that gives viewers a fresh perspective on a beloved character while also delivering the spectacle and excitement that fans have come to expect.

Solo: A Star Wars Story is a 2018 science fiction movie with a runtime of 2 hours and 15 minutes. It has received moderate reviews from critics and viewers, who have given it an IMDb score of 6.9 and a MetaScore of 62.

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    6.9  (375,458)
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