Solo: A Star Wars Story - Han's History Finally Revealed!


Like the Avengers, A solo Solo movie (pun intended) has been long been awaited and 2018 was indeed the year of patience with the most favorite space smuggler/pilot finally reveals his origins. Solo: A Star Wars Story may be in between episode VIII and IX, yet it is a good filler while we await the next installment of the space opera.

Casting Han was probably the hardesr task for the creative team to do as it should pass the taste of fans as well to really portray the young Han Solo originally played by Harrison Ford. Initially there were rumors of having Scott Eastwood but it was given to Alden Ehrenreich (Hail!, Ceasar!) which many at first were very hesitant.

But along Alden, they also made interesting casting like Emilia Clarke (Game of Thrones), Donald Glover (The Martian), Woody Harrelson (The Hunger Games) and they even have Paul Bettany (Avengers Infinity War) too! They play Qi'ra, Lando Carlissian, Tobias Beckett and Dryden Vos respectively. I also find the new droid L3-37 as a fun droid voiced by Phoebe Waller-Bridge.



True to Star Wars fashion, there is a lot of references left and right, this means good vibes to fans, however moderate and new fans might find themselves wondering. But nevertheless, it delivers action, fantasy and comedy patterned not just focus on Han but also the complexity of the galaxy far far away.

Although I think it might lack space action unlike its predecessors, but to think that Han and his associates do their activities on a planet makes it quite sad for fans of space warfare. But it finds a way to be entertaining with the character interactions and conspiracies. 

Solo: A Star Wars Story stars Alden Ehrenreich, Woody Harrelson, Emilia Clarke, Donald Glover, Thandie Newton, Phoebe Waller-Bridge, Joonas Suotamo, and Paul BettanyNow Showing in cinemas! 

Deliberation time kids! 

Show summary: Han Solo: The Fanboy Favorite Standalone Film

Technical Effects: 3 out of 5 stars (It was not as epic as other Star Wars films )

Plot: 3 out of 5 stars (Though it was not a tragic ending like Rouge One, it left a huge lingering question)

Acting and Actors: 4 out of 5 stars (Alden does pass as Han,however I think his potential has not fully utelized)

Pros:  L3-37, Millennium Falcon, Han-Chewie Bromance, Qi'ra, Lando-Han friction  
Cons: Shady Chewbacca orgins, Few screentime for Corellia

Music and Soundtracks:  4 out for 5 stars (John Powell works for the scoring along with original theme by John Williams)

Overall: Rating 4.1 out of 5 stars (Han was fun and even enjoyable for hadcore fans, answering decades old questions yet opening new ones that we are yet to discover in the franchise)




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