Solo: A Star Wars Story is about to be in theatres on May 25th. After recently screening the film, I am glad to say that I have tickets to see it again this week because it is just that good. If you are a Han Solo fanatic like I am, be prepared to punch it because it will make you laugh and cheer all while getting to know your favorite flyboy a little better.
The film is just over two-hours long and is rated PG-13. As for the question of it is child-friendly, I honestly didn’t see too many things that concerned me in the film. I think it will suit well for tweens and teens. There is a murder scene, heavy battle scenes, and a few curse words were thrown. If that can be easily handled with discretion I would say it is okay to see with older children.
Solo: A Star Wars Story No-Spoiler Film Review
The best part about this film is for hardcore Star Wars fans. There are so many tidbits and answered questions. One of my favorites being the clarification of why Lando pronounces Han’s name phonetically. We all know everyone has been curious about this for ages.
As a serious Han Solo fan and a follower over the ages in comics and extended universe novels, I was pleased to learn a short backstory of Han. I feel like I can go back into the original trilogy and have more understanding of him. Especially with some of his connections to things.
Speaking of comics and novels, one of the things I have missed most with the reboot of the Star Wars franchise has been the ability to pour over them and basically have the “Google of fan theories” in each page. Star Wars comics and novels have always been a great way to expand imagination and storylines to each character. However, with canon now in the full spectrum, we had lost this a bit until now.
The spin-off movies of Rogue One and Solo have opened back up that fun for me and I hope the same for other Star Wars fans alike. With these films, I am getting back that desire to know more. Star Wars has always done a great job of keeping a pretty straight storyline with each of their characters but these expanded stories give us so much more relation each of our favorite characters.
Solo: A Star Wars Story left me wondering where the time went once the film ended. With so many plot twists and turns, I didn’t realize the movie was over. I almost left feeling like I wanted more. I feel like there could be more in the future. That’s when you know you’ve seen a good Star Wars film because you’re left with answers but you want to see more of it.
Ron Howard, we need you and J.J. Abrams to just take on the rest of the films, okay?
Alden Ehrenreich (Han Solo), Emilia Clarke (Qi’ra), and Donald Glover (Lando Calrissian) all did an outstanding job in their roles. Alden must have spent a lot of time studying Harrison Ford because there were moments my husband even wondered if they used CGI to crack that same handsome and sly smile.
Emilia is just as kick butt in this film as we would expect out of any Game of Thrones character and Donald brought out the best in a young Lando. Right down to seeing that this playboy has deeper feelings than we thought.
Woody Harrelson and Paul Bettany do a fine job in keeping the movie twisting and turning. I had a moment of silence for my Marvel brothers and sisters seeing “Vision” in a new light but kept right on going with the film.
I love that we get to see how Chewie and Han become lifelong friends and co-pilots as well as how each gained their names. You find everyone’s Achilles’ heal and you come out loving your favorites even more. A true Star Wars story.
Be prepared for a bigger ending than expected too. All of those questions from other outlets of the franchise (think Rebels on Disney XD) might just be answered in this film. You have to hold on until the end to find out!
Solo: A Star Wars Story is worth seeing in the theatres for the action-packed moments and great overall storyline. An excellent stand-alone film and addition to the Star Wars saga. I put this one right up there with my favorite Star Wars films and I love having the fire to dig deeper into the bones of Star Wars once again.