'Solo: A Star Wars Story' is a long, boring space slog

'Solo: A Star Wars Story' is a long, boring space slog

The movie has also been rumored to have major problems, with industry insiders even stating it's not any good.

"Its performances, starting with Alden Ehrenreich as the young Han Solo and extending to the film-stealing Donald Glover as his wily frenemy Lando Calrissian, are consistently entertaining". A scene where the two share a long, passionate kiss ends up being one of the most romantic things I've seen in a Star Wars movie in a long time (the second most romantic thing is Hayden Christensen talking about sand, I guess).

Granted, there was about only 15 minutes left in the movie, but it felt like an eternity.

'Solo: A Star Wars Story' is a long, boring space slog

Per the Red Carpet Fashion Awards, the custom Westwood gown uses the designer's "Absence of Roses" print overlayed with images of Newton's personal Star Wars figurines taken by Christian Hogstedt.

Entertainment Weekly too has similar thoughts as it writes, "It's all fun and rollicking enough until you walk out of the theatre into the daylight and realise just how trivial and insignificant it all really is". This is particularly true in the third act of the movie.

There are thrilling action sequences, cinematographer Bradford Young ("Arrival") gives the movie a handsome look, there are fantastic performances by Ehrenreich and Joonas Suotamo as Chewbacca, and Donald Glover completely knocks it out of the park as Lando Calrissian. This latest movie introduces us to the backstory of one of our favorite characters - Han Solo (Alden Ehrenreich ; Beautiful Creatures). The worst piece is the use of the words "mean streets" in describing the planet Solo grew up on.

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Despite the troubled production, with the departure of directors Phil Lord and Chis Miller, Lucasfilm has offered a glimpse into the making of Solo.

However, there are some great elements to the story, as well. The featurette starts off with a preview of Bradford Young's (Arrival) cinematography and the worlds that will be glimpsed in Solo. While all the films in the original trilogy - and even The Phantom Menace - could all be enjoyed on their own, much of the pleasures of Solo is dependent on prior knowledge of who these characters are and who they will become. This is how Solo was before the galaxy chewed up all the youthful optimism he had about life and spit him back out.

Total Film Far better than we had any right to expect.

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Three years after having narrowly escaped arrest on his home planet of Corellia (called a "sewer" by one character, and we can see why), Han is still trying to cobble together the funds to buy his own ship so he can return and hopefully rescue Qi'ra (Emilia Clarke), his girlfriend and partner in adventure. Even as we start to see the vestiges of who Han Solo will become pile up-each one done for maximum audience cheers-the script by Lawrence and Jonathan Kasdan gives us twists to the plot that feel like a proper heist movie. This is the Star Wars of the Mos Eisley Cantina and Jabba's Palace; a lawless place where criminal empires run rampant, and there's lots of jobs with big scores to be had. And all of the film's wit belongs to Phoebe Waller-Bridge as the voice of L3-37, a sassy droid who wants to liberate her nuts-and-bolts kind.

But my fear is "Solo" shows signs that Disney/Lucasfilm are hitting a point where the beloved "Star Wars" universe could be headed to a watered-down moment.

The first dud of the new series has arrived in "Solo: A Star Wars Story".

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