You know that feeling when you’re at a new restaurant and you’re not sure if you should order a new dish or a regular go-to dish that they can’t possibly mess up?
That was the feeling I had going into this movie, unsure of how this would turn out and not getting my hopes up. I still wonder if we actually needed a movie about the origins of one of the main characters from the trilogy, but I was thoroughly entertained by it.
Solo is about the outlaw Han Solo who is on the quest to become the greatest pilot in the galaxy. This character is a main component to previous Star Wars films, so it was nice to see how he gets his start.
If you have ever seen a Star Wars film before, you will feel right at home when you see this movie. For people who haven’t seen a Star Wars movie before, this wouldn’t be a bad place to start and will be a good introduction. It is an embodiment of what these films are about, an adventure across space.
Since this is a prequel movie you have a few new characters that have been introduced and a few old ones. I thought everybody did a really good job with their characters, especially Alden Ehrenreich and Donald Glover playing Han Solo and Lando Calrissian respectively. Both these characters are vital in previous movies so they did a very good job being the younger versions of these characters.
Overall this is a solid movie all around but it was too predictable. There was no point where I was worried for the main characters because I knew they were in the other movies. There was no real danger and that brought down the movie for me a bit.
When I left the movie theatre I was glad I saw it on the big screen, but I could’ve waited until it came out on DVD. There’s no urgency to see this movie from anybody, even among the die hard Star Wars fans.