Read to find out what everyone else is saying about the Han Solo movie, but be warned, while there's no spoilers here, if you want to go into the movie completely blind, you might want to skip this article. That's an opinion shared pretty much throughout the galaxy.
Meanwhile, Nerdist's Michelle Buchman praised both actors, and even said Solo is her new favorite Star Wars film. Their friendship blossoms quickly and Solo: A Star Wars Story begins to look like a bit of a bromance. We finally get answers to some not-exactly-pressing questions, like, how did Solo get his name? It's hard to say what really results from these corporate winks at global inequality, but they will doubtlessly date the new Star Wars films more conspicuously than any hairdo or hemline from Lucas's original trilogy. He meets Beckett (Woody Harrelson), a bandit who is pretending to be a soldier, and with a newly acquainted Wookie named Chewbacca, they set out to perform missions for their dodgy boss, Dryden Vos (Paul Bettany). And don't get me wrong, Glover is great, but it's at this point in the movie that everything gets better.
"The movie doubles down on that old Star Wars trick of sneaking in personality around the margins of its more staid plot objectives; the action scenes are, reliably, as much about wisecracks as they are about the action". Glover plays the younger iteration of the fan favorite smuggler, originally played by Billy Dee Williams in "The Empire Strikes Back" and "The Return of the Jedi". Director Ron Howard, wearing a hat that read "A long time ago in a galaxy far, far away", introduced his cast before the film's worldwide premiere at Cannes. Who's next for the saga?
Actress Manal Issa at Cannes 2018/Image from Twitter
"This guy's all wide-eyed gumption and smirking confidence - not the cynic who gets a crash course in the Force later in life", Truitt said. "If only Solo and Qi'ra had a fraction of that chemistry". Without giving away much, we're treated to all the hits: Han's introduction to Chewbacca, his first run-in with Lando Calrissian (now played by Donald Glover), his initial trip on the Millennium Falcon, and a few other things that previously had only been hinted at in dialogue. Though burdened with a slow start and enough thirsty fan-service to power Comic-Con's Hall H for a decade, it has a kicky, kinetic heist movie at its heart, and its action sequences are machine-tooled spectacles of the first order. Emilia Clarke's comments to Variety help illustrate that, although she also revealed how Ron Howard was able to quickly pick up the pieces, and keep the space opera moving.
"The performances are largely excellent". Beckett's crew of rip-off artists includes a wisecracking alien, Rio (voiced by Jon Favreau), and Val (Thandie Newton), Beckett's sometimes girlfriend. The stylist also posted photos of a sketch and a close-up of the print, which she says was designed using professional photos of figurines in Newton's personal collection.
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